Month: November 2018

How do IBEC consultants add value?

It has been interesting to observe and analyze IBEC consultants throughout the 12 years of our existence.  It has been a fun and informative learning experience as I have traveled with some amazing people.  Each one has added value to the projects we visited and helped. IBEC consultants offer encouragement Bob Bush consults with four …

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Business As Mission leadership lessons from World War I: Remembrance Day celebrated 100 years ago

At 11 am on the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918, the armistice for World War I was signed.  This “war to end all wars” had involved most of Europe and cost the lives of nearly 17 million, plus that many or more wounded. My maternal grandmother’s sister served with the Canadian Forces and …

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“Business As Mission: “Overflowing with thankfulness”

We have three nationalities in our family.  My wife, Vicki is a US citizen; I am Canadian, and my four kids have three citizenships, each having been born in Brazil and also registered as Canadians and Americans.  Canadians celebrated thanksgiving in October, and Americans will do so this week.  But my Brazilian kids sometimes say, …

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The Great Commission – a key bottom line for Business as Mission (BAM)

Our blog last week highlighted poverty, poor countries, and the Great Commandment of Jesus to “love your neighbor”.  For IBEC and most BAM businesses, that translates into job creation as a practical way to love those mired in poverty, injustice and unemployment. But Jesus also asked us to make disciples (or followers) of Jesus (MT …

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Want to make a difference? A challenge to entrepreneurs and coaches – Africa! – The Great Commandment of Jesus – Love your Neighbor

Business as Mission (BAM) theory proposes that kingdom businesses focus on the Great Commandment and the Great Commission of Jesus. The Great Commandment has its source in Jesus’ response to a lawyer who asked what the greatest commandments were. Jesus responded that the first commandment is to love God with all your heart, soul and …

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