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When Helping Hurts: Book Review

When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert is a comprehensive guide on effective approaches to missions and poverty alleviation. It is a must read for present and future missionaries and BAM practitioners hoping to fight poverty. Corbett and Fikkert are both part of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College, USA. […]

Friday Links: Posts and Resources on Faith at Work

Every Friday we connect you with some of our recent favourite links. This week: Posts and resources from the marketplace ministries movement. Economic Freedom is Not Enough for Human Flourishing – Institute for Faith, Work and Economics Economic freedom may be our world’s more powerful poverty relief system, but it’s not enough for human flourishing. It is the […]

Friday Links: Posts and Resources on Social Enterprise

Every Friday we connect you with some of our recent favourite links. This week: Posts and resources from the social enterprise movement 10 Lessons From 10 Years as a Social Entrepreneur – Huffington Post Ten years ago, I shipped the world’s first fair-trade avocados from small-scale farmers in Mexico to Europe – and my social […]

Friday Links: Posts and Resources from the Business World

Every Friday we connect you with some of our recent favourite links. This week: Posts and resources from mainstream business publications The 6 Key Components of Writing a Business Plan – Forbes Having prepared a good business plan before starting your venture can often be the difference between startup success and failure.  I am not saying you […]

Friday Links: Posts and Resources from the BAM Community

Every Friday we connect you with some of our recent favourite links. This week: Posts and resources from the wider BAM community What Christianity Today Missed – Peter K Greer It’s not news: Getting a job is probably the most basic way to get out of poverty. That’s why I’m amazed by the fact that in […]

Friday Links: Posts and Resources on Faith at Work

Every Friday we connect you with some of our recent favourite links. This week: Posts and resources from the marketplace ministries movement. Entrepreneurship within a Biblical Worldview – Institute for Faith, Work and Economics Christians have a somewhat schizophrenic view of entrepreneurs. We see them as something of a necessary evil; we recognize their value to some […]

Friday Links: Posts and Resources on Social Enterprise

Every Friday we connect you with some of our recent favourite links. This week: Posts and resources from the social enterprise movement The Future of Social Enterprise in 2015 – Fast Company The social enterprise space has definitely come of age in recent years, growing by leaps and bounds and gaining momentum even as you read this. […]

Friday Links: Posts and Resources from the Business World

Every Friday we connect you with some of our recent favourite links. This week: Posts and resources from mainstream business publications The 4 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read This Year – Entrepreneur As an entrepreneur, I’ve made it a point to use all resources available to me to make sure I’m running my company to the best […]

10 Guiding Principles for Business as Mission

A good business as mission business will, by definition, have many of the characteristics of any well-run business. A kingdom business must be profitable and sustainable just as any other business. Integrity, fairness and excellent customer service are characteristics of any good business, not just a business as mission venture. As such, while important, those characteristics […]

Ask a BAM Mentor: Evaluating a Business Opportunity

Twice a month, our panel of mentors answer your practical business questions. Send us your questions!   Dear BAM Mentors, What are the most important questions to ask myself when evaluating a business opportunity? ~ Business as Mission Newbie     Dear BAM Newbie First and foremost, set your goals according to the principle, “Seek ye […]