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A Business as Mission Perspective on Creation Care

April 10, 2021

Business as Mission articulates its value proposition with 4 bottom lines, often called the Quadruple Bottom Line. In simplest terminology, they are Profit, People, Purpose, and Planet which incorporates the raison d’être of BAM – businesses are profit-making, job creating, disciple making, and creation caring. What does this final one mean for BAM businesses? I …

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Going About Our Business: Legacy Ventures Network

April 5, 2021

By: Richard H. Weidner Legacy Ventures Kingdom Capital Fund Legacy Ventures Network Kingdom Investment Clubs In the first chapter of the book of James, there is an analogy that cuts to the core of so many of us. Verse 11 in the NIV reads, “For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant, …

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Business as Mission in the Digital World: Serving God’s Kingdom Through Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

March 27, 2021

What if a mature profitable technology laboratory existed for the purpose of creating mobile solutions for solving real problems for scalable startup and corporate companies?  What if they were not simply coders, but scientists, artists, and creative thinkers? What if they were able to design apps for a wide array of devices, build out their …

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Love – Hope – Faith: A BAM Business in Africa demonstrating Love, Hope, and Faith

March 21, 2021

There is an amazing quote from the Apostle Paul, “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” Although I fully recognize the divinely constructed order in the scriptures, it was interesting at a recent board meeting of the Freedom Business Alliance that one of the members went …

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St. Patrick’s Day Prayer and Business as Mission

March 13, 2021

When I was a child growing up in Canada, we were always given a paper shamrock to wear on St. Patrick’s Day.  A shamrock is a 3-leaf clover, and it is said that St. Patrick used it as a visual to teach the people of Ireland about the Trinity.  Not long ago I learned of …

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M6:33 Capital – Financial Returns Now and for Eternity

March 7, 2021

By Guest Author, Erik Fast In a recent poll, 44.3% of Americans – non-Christians as well as followers of Jesus – said they believe the coronavirus and resulting economic meltdown is a “wake up call for us to turn back to faith in God,” signs of “coming judgment,” or both. In another poll, 63% of …

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Five Transformational Roles for Kingdom Business

February 28, 2021

Have you ever gotten up in the morning and asked yourself why you are doing something?  Maybe in the middle of a bad day you wonder why you are spending so much energy on an initiative. Entrepreneurs, even Kingdom entrepreneurs ask such questions. I myself even do so at this late stage in my life, …

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Heritage Farms Romania: “We’ve been doing the ‘work’ of ministry all along”

February 21, 2021

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works…” Ephesians 2:10 IBEC Board member, Don Simmons, has been involved with many Business as Mission endeavors over the past decade, but this one in Romania recently caught my attention.  This agricultural project combines a profitable, job-creating farm and ranch with a spiritual …

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Presidential Wisdom

February 14, 2021

The month of February is the month we remember two great presidents of yesteryear.  Monday is Presidents’ Day, part way between the birth dates of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. We do not readily associate these successful political figures with business, but both were one-time businessmen.  Washington was a large landowner in the planting industry …

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Kingdom Business – Kingdom People

February 7, 2021

At a recent IBEC board meeting, it was reported that IBEC is working in 26 countries. That means we are providing coaching and consulting expertise to many more businesses than this with the purpose of building Kingdom Businesses. Ultimately, these businesses are not owned by IBEC, our partners or our clients, but by our King …

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