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How does Business, Faith and Education go together to make a better life in one of the world’s poorest countries?

May 22, 2020

Or does it? Yes, I saw it in action – in one of the poorest countries in Africa – Zimbabwe. We asked agricultural student, Anthony, “what is happening here at Ebenezer school – and why are you here?” It is always great when the respondent has a crystal-clear answer.  Without hesitation Anthony responded, “I have …

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Turning it Around – Looking at The Effect of the Environment on the Company

May 15, 2020

This is the first of a series by Mark Polet, to help bring people to an understanding that the most spiritually and materially impoverished people also face the most existential environmental challenges. Some BAM companies are already working in these environmentally challenged areas and may not be aware of the risks they face even to …

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How an IBEC board member plans to ‘break even’ in his business during the COVID-19 epidemic even without external help

May 8, 2020

I was intrigued recently when I learned how Jonathan Pascual was surviving the coronavirus crisis, on Atlanta’s (Georgia) east side. He and his wife have owned Taproom Coffee for six years and have nine employees in two locations. Why is it that he seems to have less stress than others in similar circumstances? Good Reputation …

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Buy a Gift Today and Bring Freedom to a Life

May 1, 2020

This is a difficult time for most small businesses, and faith-driven entrepreneurs in faraway countries are no exception. It may be a good time to order products for Mother’s Day, upcoming birthdays, or even Christmas.  You could save a Kingdom business from closing their doors, as well as help to save a life from poverty, …

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Missional Financial Diversification: Invest as well as Donate

April 24, 2020

Many Jesus-followers tithe their income to their church, donate to causes which make a difference, and give to their church missions budget.  That is a good thing. Many Jesus-followers invest in their own future with a portfolio of stocks and bonds, which will help them in their retirement.  That is a good thing. Yet, another …

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“I am so glad that I got fired”

April 17, 2020

I just received a letter from Will, a long-time friend, which read in part, “Now I am so glad I got terminated…”.  It was not long ago that Will wrote me telling a sad take of unjustly being let go from his job in the Midwest.  Will had worked for me as a respected and …

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A Goat Intersects with Business and Mission

April 10, 2020

A smart guy once asked Jesus what the great commandment was.  Without hesitation, Jesus responded that the answer was in two parts; first, love God with all your heart, soul and mind; and secondly, love your neighbor as yourself. (MT 22: 35-40).  Essentially, Jesus concluded that everything hangs with that. What does that mean in …

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The Coronavirus Pandemic and BAM: Seven Things We Can Do

April 3, 2020

The following is a re-post of an article by Mats Tunehag from the March 27, 2020 BAM Review.  Mats is a good friend of IBEC, Senior Global Ambassador for the BAM movement, and chairman of BAM Global. He speaks all over the world and contributes to various blog sites. –Larry Sharp, Director of Training, IBEC …

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What Could You Do With $25,000?

March 27, 2020

Legacy Ventures Kingdom Capital Fund Richard H. Weidner, General Partner You could buy a good used car. You could take a “round-the-world” cruise with your spouse. You could pay a semester of college tuition. You could donate it to the ministry of your choice. You could invest it. The list is limited only by the …

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A Business As Mission Crisis: What do we know?

March 20, 2020

During these days of uncertainty due to the worldwide coronavirus, I thought about the well-known quote by former USA Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, “There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not …

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