Entries by Jo Plummer

Business as Mission and the Global Workplace: Part 2

by Jo Plummer First published as an Advance Paper for the Lausanne Global Workplace Forum. Bottom-line thinking It is becoming more common for companies to plan for positive impact on ‘multiple bottom lines’. Rather than only measuring success as a positive number on the profit and loss statement—ie, the ‘financial bottom line’—businesses around the world […]

Business as Mission and the Global Workplace: Part 1

by Jo Plummer First published as an Advance Paper for the Lausanne Global Workplace Forum. Introduction Dallas Willard once said that, ‘Business is a primary moving force of the love of God in human history.’[1] Business, done well, is glorifying to God and has enormous potential to do good. Business has an innate God-given power […]

Investment in BAM: How to Get the Funds Flowing

When we asked veteran BAM leaders to identify some of the pressing issues that are facing the business as mission movement in the next decade, among the issues they identified were several areas that could broadly be categorized as ‘resource gaps for BAM companies’. These described a lack of the kinds of resources and inputs […]

Solving Global Issues with Innovative BAM Solutions

by Jo Plummer & Mats Tunehag This post is the third in a series of three that share the BAM Global Big Hairy Audacious Goals – our ‘BHAGs’ for the global business as mission movement. BAM Global is one of the founding partners of this website and aims to be a catalyst for connection and […]

Transforming Views of Business in the Church Worldwide

by Jo Plummer & Mats Tunehag This post is the first in a series of three that share the BAM Global Big Hairy Audacious Goals – our ‘BHAGs’ for the global business as mission movement. BAM Global is one of the founding partners of this website and aims to be a catalyst for connection and […]

Reasons to Celebrate! Growth of BAM Over the Last 20 Years

by Jo Plummer This year marks around 20 years since the term ‘Business as Mission’ was first used and discussed amongst a growing group of like-minded people around the world. At the very end of the 1990s and the early 2000s, there was a burst of activity around BAM: Consultations, Conferences, Books, Articles, the first […]

10 Pressing Issues to Address in BAM in the Next 20 Years

by Jo Plummer This year marks around 20 years since the term ‘Business as Mission’ was first used and discussed amongst a growing group of like-minded people around the world. Of course, there were pioneer BAM models before that time, not to mention the fact that business and mission have been integrated in many different ways […]

When Things Go Wrong: 9 BAMers Share Mistakes & Misadventures

We asked some (otherwise very successful) BAM Practitioners that we know to share some of the errors, disasters and unfortunate events that they have experienced in their business as mission journeys. Here nine BAMers share eleven stories about their mistakes and misadventures: They Didn’t Come… In our first years we did not have enough focus […]

Multiplication: Why the BAM Movement Needs You!

by Jo Plummer December 2018 marks four full years of the new Business as Mission website and the launch of The BAM Review blog and today marks the 100th Edition of The BAM Review email, that has been going out to our subscriber list twice a month since January 2015! With these milestones to celebrate […]