We launched The BAM Review as a brand new BAM-focused blog in January this year. As we end 2015, we would like to share our year in numbers and a few things we’ve learned about the BAM tribe we’re part of.
We have learned that there are many people trying to get connected to others in the BAM movement. We get enquiries each week from around the world, asking if we can help them connect. There have been Egyptians trying to connect with Dutch, Americans wanting to connect with Romanians, and Peruvians looking for other Peruvians doing BAM. We’ve had questions coming in from Ghana, Spain, Nepal, Brazil, India and Nicaragua, to name just a few. We see a big felt need to network and build community in business as mission.
We have also learned a bit about what your favourite articles are. Our readers love practical topics and stories. Favourite blog posts this year have been on prayer strategies, integration how-tos and financing for BAM companies. Telling stories has resonated with BAMers – whether through our longer story write ups, mini-sketches, interviews or ‘lessons’ posts.
It’s been a wonderful year. We count it a privilege to serve the business as mission community with articles and stories. We look forward to sharing many more resources in 2016.
We hope you have a wonderful Christmas celebration and a very Happy New Year.
Editor, The BAM Review
On behalf of The BAM Review Production Team
Jo Plummer is the Co-Chair of the BAM Global Think Tank and co-editor the Lausanne Occasional Paper on Business as Mission. She has been developing resources for BAM since 2001 and currently serves as Editor of the Business as Mission website.