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1 Integrating Business as Mission (BAM) into the Business School Curriculum Ric Rohm,

2 Agenda Research purpose BAM overview Literature & resource review

3 Southeastern, a dynamic, Christ-centered university, fosters student success by integrating personal faith and higher learning. Within our loving Pentecostal community, we challenge students to a lifetime of good work and of preparing professionally so they can creatively serve their generation in the Spirit of Christ. SEU Mission Statement LINK

4 A Family-oriented Community of Servants Professional and Academic Excellence Culturally Literate and Sensitive SEU Institutional Goals LINK

5 BAM Definition “Business as Mission is about real, viable, sustainable and profitable businesses; with a Kingdom of God purpose, perspective and impact; leading to transformation of people and societies spiritually, economically, socially, and environmentally – to the greater glory of God.” (Tunehag, 2008, p. 8) LINK Other terms Great Commission Companies Holistic ministry Kingdom Companies Marketplace Ministries Micro-Finance (faith-based) Social Entrepreneurship (faith-based) Tentmaking

6 (Tunehag, 2008, p. 4) Where are the Businesspeople?

7 (Tunehag, 2008, p. 8) (Elkington, 1998)

8 Where is BAM? Beyond Grey Pinstripes Report, 600 AACSB schools “BAM,” “business as mission,” “missionary,” “missions;” no results were produced “Christian” produced only nine results LINK

9 Current BAM Education Initiatives BUSN 375 (3 CR) - Business as Mission (Steve Rundle) ICS/MIS 6043 (3 CR) - Business as Missions, Tentmaking Strategies for the 10/40 Window (Patrick Lai)

10 Current BAM Education Initiatives BA in Cross-Cultural Business Admin BA in Economic Development MA in Social Entrepreneurship iBAM - Intro to BAM

11 BAM Resources on WWW Vancouver, BC, Canada Logos linked

12 BAM Video Resources Partners Worldwide ( Where There Are No Jobs – David Befus (http://www.wheretherearenojobs.com)http://www.wheretherearenojobs.com –Service Businesses (4:43 min) –Endowment (2:17 min) –Business Incubator (3:39 min) –Micro Credit (8:24 min) Logos linked

13 BAM Video Resources Harvest Evangelism – Ed Silvoso –Transformation in the Marketplace (2006) – Hawaii –Transformation at Sutera Harbour Resort (2009) – Edward Ong, Malaysia, East Timor –The Power of Two, Aligning Marriage, Marketplace, and Transformation (2008) – Francis and Caroline Oda Logos linked

14 Business for the Glory of God Grudem, W. A. (2003). Business for the Glory of God: The Bible's Teaching on the Moral Goodness of Business. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books. Author: Wayne Grudem BA, Harvard University MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary PhD, University of Cambridge Research Professor, Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary LINK

15 Business Activity Examined Ownership Productivity Employment Commercial Transactions Profit Money Inequality of Possessions Competition Borrowing & Lending Attitudes of the heart Effect on World Poverty Grudem, W. A. (2003). Business for the Glory of God: The Bible's Teaching on the Moral Goodness of Business. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

16 Missional Entrepreneur Author: Mark Russell BS in International Business, Auburn University MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School PhD in Intercultural Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary PhD dissertation, a study of BAM among the Chang Mai in Thailand Russell, M. L. (2010). The Missional Entrepreneur: Principles and Practices for Business as Mission. Birmingham, AL: New Hope Publishers. LINK

17 Missional Entrepreneur 7 Paradigms of BAM (p. 22-3) Business and mission Business for mission Mission in business Business as a platform for mission Business in missions Business as a cover for missions Business as mission Russell, M. L. (2010). The Missional Entrepreneur: Principles and Practices for Business as Mission. Birmingham, AL: New Hope Publishers.

18 My Business My Mission Seebeck, D. & Stoner T. (2009). My Business My Mission: Fighting Poverty Through Partnerships. Grand Rapids, MI: Partners Worldwide. Doug Seebeck, President Partners Worldwide Timothy Stoner Lawyer Grand Rapids, MI LINK

19 Case Studies Kenya Nicaragua Uganda Haiti Philippines Zambia

20 SEU Undergrad BAM Curriculum

21 SEU Graduate BAM Curriculum

22 SEU Intro to BAM Course Catalog Description This course is an introduction to Business as Mission (BAM). It is a holistic combination of social entrepreneurship, business operations, and evangelism. The goal of BAM is to transform people and societies economically, environmentally, socially, and spiritually through the Gospel. Intended Learning Outcomes 1.Define BAM and related mission activities. 2.Identify the biblical basis and mandate for BAM. 3.Describe BAM throughout history. 4.Describe the quadruple bottom line: spiritual, economic, social, and environmental transformation. 5.Illustrate business and Kingdom strategy. 6.Apply BAM principles to situations.

23 SEU Intro to BAM Course Spring 2011 –14 students (me included!) Assigned reading –Business for the Glory of God –Missional Entrepreneur –My Business, My Mission –Book of choice

24 BAM Related Books 1.Befus, D.R. (2005). Where There Are No Jobs. Miami, FL: LAM. (219p) 2.Befus, D.R. (2005). Kingdom Principles For Where There Are No Jobs. Miami, FL: LAM. (42p) 3.Bornstein, D. (2007). How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, Updated Edition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. (358p) 4.Bornstein, D. & David, S. (2010). Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. (147p) 5.Brooks, A. C. (2009). Social Entrepreneurship: A Modern Approach to Social Value Creation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. 6.Collier, P. (2007). The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. (209p) 7.Danker, W. J. (1971). Profit for the Lord: Economic Activities in Moravian Missions and the Basel Mission Trading Company. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers. (183p) 8.Eldred, K. (2005). God is at Work: Transforming People and Nations Through Business. Ventura, CA: Regal Books. (336p)

25 BAM Related Books 9.Elkington, J. & Hartigan, P. (2008). The Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets That Change the World. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Press. (242p) 10.Goheen, W. (2004). The Galtronics Story. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers. (95p) case study 11.Greer, P. & Smith P. B. (2009). The Poor will be Glad: Joining the Revolution to Lift the World out of Poverty. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. (288p) 12.Grudem, W. A. (2003). Business for the Glory of God: The Bible's Teaching on the Moral Goodness of Business. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books. (96p) Great short book on how the Bible promotes business. 13.Johnson, C. N., & Rundle, S. (2009). Business as Mission: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic. (528p) This is perhaps the most comprehensive book (tome!). The first half explains BAM and all it entails. The second half gives advice and examples of business plans. This would be a great MBA book. 14.Lai, P. (2005). Tentmaking: The Life and Work of Business and Missions. Colorado Springs, CO: Authentic Media. (418p)

26 BAM Related Books 15.Little, J. (2009). Merchant to Romania: Business as Mission in Post- Communist Eastern Europe. Leominster, UK: Day One Publications. (224p) case study 16.Mortensen, G. (2009). Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan. New York, NY: Viking. Penguin (448p). 17.Mortensen, G. & Relin, D. O. (2006). Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time. New York, NY: Viking. Penguin (338p). 18.Nicholls, A. (2006). Social entrepreneurship new models of sustainable social change. New York: Oxford University Press. 19.Rundle, S. & Steffen, T. (2003). Great Commission Companies: The Emerging Role of Business in Missions (p. 210). Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press. (204p) 20.Russell, M. L. (2010). Our Souls At Work: How Great Leaders Live Their Faith in the Global Marketplace. Boise, ID: Russell Media. (275p) 21.Russell, M. L. (2010). The Missional Entrepreneur: Principles and Practices for Business as Mission. Birmingham, AL: New Hope Publishers. (312p) I highly recommend this one. It includes two case studies.

27 BAM Related Books 22.Sachs, J. (2005). The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time. New York, NY: Penguin Press. (416p) 23.Sachs, J. (2008). Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet. New York, NY: Penguin Press. (400p) 24.Sandler, M. R. (2010). Social Entrepreneurship in Education: Private Ventures for the Public Good. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education. 25.Seebeck, D. & Stoner T. (2009). My Business My Mission: Fighting Poverty Through Partnerships. Grand Rapids, MI: Partners Worldwide. (190p) 13 case studies 26.Silvoso, E. (2002). Anointed for Business: How to Use Your Influence in the Marketplace to Change the World. Ventura, CA: Gospel Light. (214p) 27.Silvoso, E. (2007). Transformation: Change the Marketplace and You Change the World. Ventura, CA: Regal. (268p) 28.Steffen, T., & Barnett, M. (Eds.) (2006). Business as Mission: From Impoverished to Empowered. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library. (324p) 29.Stevens, R. P. (2000). The Other Six Days: Vocation, Work, and Ministry in Biblical Perspective. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans.

28 BAM Related Books 30.Stevens, R. P. (2006). Doing God's Business: Meaning and Motivation for the Marketplace. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Pub. (251p) 31.Stevens, R. P, & Ung, A. (2010). Taking Your Soul to Work: Overcoming the Nine Deadly Sins of the Workplace. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Pub. (200p) 32.Van Duzen, J. (2010). Why Business Matters to God (And What Still Needs to Be Fixed).Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic. (206p) 33.Yamamori, T., & Eldred, K. A. (Eds.) (2003). On Kingdom Business: Transforming Missions Through Entrepreneurial Strategies. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books. (352p) 11 case studies 34.Yunus, M. (2007). Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism. New York, NY: PublicAffairs. (282p) 35.Yunus, M. (2007). Banker To The Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty. New York, NY: PublicAffairs. (289p) 36.Yunus, M. (2010). Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism That Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs. New York, NY: PublicAffairs. (226p)

29 SEU Intro to BAM Guest speakers Dr. Joe Kilpatrick (BAM overview, Toccoa Falls, Accounting for BAM) Mr. Tony De Souza (Missions in Hong Kong) Dr. Joe Childs (Romania – Teaching Capitalism to Communists) Mr. Leroy VanWhy (Philippines – Missile technician to missionary) Dr. Robert Houlihan (Missionary to Japan & SE Asia) Ms. Priya Arul (Redeem the Shadows, India – Human Trafficking) Virtual guest speakers (videos) LINK

30 SEU Intro to BAM Assessments 2 exams 10 HWs Book review (wiki) & presentation BAM plan –Paraiso Luxury Hotel in Haiti –Go Fish franchise in Sarasota, FL –Perfeição De Café Coffee shop & farm in Brazil LINK

31 SEU MBA BAM Course Catalog Description This course is a study of the theory and practice Business as Mission (BAM). A holistic blend of social entrepreneurship, business operations, and evangelism; through the Gospel BAM transforms people and societies economically, environmentally, socially, and spiritually. Intended Learning Outcomes 1.Discuss BAM theory and related mission practices. 2.Explain the biblical basis and mandate for BAM. 3.Discuss BAM throughout history. 4.Develop a company vision and mission that addresses the quadruple bottom line: spiritual, economic, social, and environmental transformation. 5.Plan a business that integrates business and Kingdom strategy. 6.Analyze different BAM company examples across multiple cultures.

32 Books considered for MBA course Johnson, C. N., & Rundle, S. (2009). Business as Mission: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice. Yamamori, T., & Eldred, K. A. (Eds.) (2003). On Kingdom Business: Transforming Missions Through Entrepreneurial Strategies. Rundle, S. & Steffen, T. (2003). Great Commission Companies: The Emerging Role of Business in Missions.

33 Potential MBA Assessments Homework and participation (20%) Paper (1500 word) on biblical basis and history of BAM (20%) Paper (1500 word) on a BAM company in a particular culture (20%) Paper (1500 word) on world phenomenon that will affect BAM in the future (20%) Group project and presentation on a BAM business plan (20%)

34 Paul’s Context

35 Pharisee Roman Tentmaker Christian Ananias restores Paul’s sight, painting by Pietro Cortona.(c. 1631)

36 Paul’s BAM Paul’s four missionary journeys

37 Thank You Ric Rohm, St. Francis of Assisi ( ) “Preach the gospel always and if necessary use words.” – attributed to Francis Assisi (Russell, 2010, p. 272) “Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.” (James 2:18b, NIV)

38 References Aspen Institute Mission Statement (n.d.). Retrieved from Aspen’s Global 100: Beyond Grey Pinstripes (n.2010). Retrieved from Beyond Grey Pinstripes (n.d.) Retrieved from Colorado Springs Welcoming International Business as Mission Training Course (n.d.). Retrieved from welcoming.htmlhttp://www.businessasmissionnetwork.com/2010/02/colorado-springs- welcoming.html Columbia International University (n.d.). Retrieved from Cross-Cultural Business Administration (n.d.). Retrieved from Economic Development (n.d.). Retrieved from Economic Development Curriculum & Internship (n.d.). Retrieved from %20.html %20.html Gary, J. (2006). The future of business as mission: An inquiry into macro-strategy. In T. Steffen & M. Barnett (Eds.), Business as mission: From impoverished to empowered (p ). Pasadena, CA: Evangelical Missiological Society.

39 References Grudem, W. A. (2003). Business for the glory of God: The Bible's teaching on the moral goodness of business. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books. iBAM Course (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.businessasmission.com/ibam.htmlhttps://www.businessasmission.com/ibam.html ICS/MIS 6043 Business As Missions - Tentmaking Strategies for the 10/40 Window (2008). Columbia International University. Retrieved from International Business Classes (n.d.). Crowell School of Business, Biola University. Retrieved from cfm#busn202 cfm#busn202 Johnson, C. N. (2009). Business as mission: A comprehensive guide to theory and practice. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. Johnson, C. N. and Rundle, S. (2006). Distinctives and challenges of business as mission. In T. Steffen & M. Barnett (Eds.), Business as mission: From impoverished to empowered (p ). Pasadena, CA: Evangelical Missiological Society. Kilpatrick, J. (2006). Microenterprise projects and business training. In T. Steffen & M. Barnett (Eds.), Business as mission: From impoverished to empowered (p ). Pasadena, CA: Evangelical Missiological Society. Master of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship (n.d.). Retrieved from

40 References Organizations Involved in Kingdom Business (n.d.) Retrieved from Rundle, S. & Steffen, T. (2003). Great commission companies: The emerging role of business in missions. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press. Russell, M. L. (2006). The biblical basis for the integration of business and missions. In T. Steffen & M. Barnett (Eds.), Business as Mission: From Impoverished to Empowered (p ). Pasadena, CA: Evangelical Missiological Society. Russell, M. L. (2010). The missional entrepreneur: Principles and practices for business as mission. Birmingham, AL: New Hope Publishers. Seebeck, D. & Stoner T. (2009). My business my mission: Fighting poverty through partnerships. Grand Rapids, MI: Partners Worldwide. SEU Academic Catalog (2010). Retrieved from The Work-Life Certificate Program (n.d.). Crowell School of Business, Biola University. Retrieved from Toccoa Falls College Catalog (n.d.) Retrieved from Tunehag, M. (2008). God means business! An introduction to business as mission, BAM. Retrieved from

41 References Tunehag, M., McGee, W., & Plummer, J. (Eds.) (2005). Business as mission: Lausanne occasional paper No. 59. Retrieved from Yamamori, T., & Eldred, K. A. (Eds.) (2003). On kingdom business: Transforming missions through entrepreneurial strategies. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.


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