WE BELIEVE CHURCHES PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN BAM.

Churches can mobilize business people who are essential for BAM to succeed. In “target communities,”  holistic transformation puts down deeper roots when churches are involved. We have developed tools, templates, step-by-step guides, training, and professional consulting that will help your church do BAM well.

Why engage in BAM?

  • To transform communities through the Gospel.
  • To transform the lives of business people in your own church.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Weekend Training

What does it provide?

      • A training experience that will help your church members and business professionals understand Business as Mission (BAM), and equip them to identify and execute practical projects in a cross-cultural environment.
      • Your choice of interchangeable modules such as:
  • Biblical foundations for BAM.
  • Understanding and fighting poverty.
  • Introduction to BAM – a review of history, literature, and existing models.
  • Review of sample BAM projects and best practices.
  • BAM activity being used to combat human trafficking and other social injustices.
  • Our T-Ventures model – integrating business people, church, missionaries, and national leaders.
  • Identification and discussion of barriers to one’s involvement in BAM.
  • Illustrating the possibilities: A sample of current BAM situations needing basic business assistance.
  • So you want to engage in BAM work. What next?
  • Optional Sunday morning speaking (if time permits and if the presenter’s skill set aligns with your Sunday morning events).

What are the outcomes?

        • Seeing your church and your business professionals move from interest in BAM to coordinated action.
        • Coordination of the BAM activity with your church’s vision and mission.
        • Obtaining a deeper understanding of the biblical foundations for BAM and how to fight poverty.

What is the cost?

          • $30 per attendee. (With a minimum of 10 participants)
          • Reimbursement for the trainer’s travel, local accommodations (in a home or hotel), local transportation, and food
          • The cost of the meeting venue, copies of handouts from our originals, refreshments, or meals provided during the training experience

 

  In-Depth Consulting

What does it provide?

        • Twelve to eighteen months of professional coaching that combines T-Ventures’ expertise in BAM and the church consulting expertise of our partner, Ministry Architects.
        • Access to our team, tools, events, and global networks.

What are the outcomes?

        • Your church successfully doing BAM. Through our consultingrelationship, we can help your church and its business people make sense of BAM, find new money and volunteers to engage, align your BAM efforts with your church’s mission, and go through a step-by-step, entrepreneurial process to success.
        • Troubleshoot past efforts. We can help your church troubleshoot any past BAM efforts that did not turn out the way you’d hoped and help you make adjustments. We’ve learned a lot from mistakes — ours and others’ — so we can probably help!

What is the cost?

        • To be determined through an in depth assessment by our team.  
        • Cost depends on your church’s starting point, the desired deliverables, and consulting time needed.

Get Started Today

 

Read Getting Down to Business to learn about how a church just like yours utilized BAM to impact a whole community in Mozambique.