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Bfresh Bottling in West Africa – Business as Mission

January 10, 2021

“It’s all about the people.”  Matthew Todd According the UNICEF, 2.2 billion people in the world lack access to safely managed drinking water services. (WHO/UNICEF 2019).  By every standard, this is considered a world water crisis. But in Ghana, West Africa Bfresh, is doing something about it!  Bfresh is a clean water project that produces both …

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IBEC Ventures – Business as Mission Consulting at its Best

January 1, 2021

  Robert Bush, Managing Director of IBEC Ventures, writes a challenging message for 2021 which includes IBEC’s annual goals, priorities and the IBEC process. One goal will never change. Larry Sharp, Director of Training, IBEC Ventures larry.sharp@ibecventures.com ***** Webster’s defines a goal as, “the end toward which effort is directed.”  So…what does the word mean …

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Have You Invited God Into Your Investment Portfolio?

December 27, 2020

Here is another challenge from Dick Weidner, Director of Legacy Ventures, the third partner in Triventure.com. Triventure is the tripartite BAM launchpad consisting of COURSES (Third Path Initiative), COACHING (IBEC Ventures), and CAPITAL (Legacy Ventures). Larry Sharp, Director of Training, IBEC Ventures larry.sharp@ibecventures.com ***** I don’t know whether you have ever thought about your walk …

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Christmas 2020

December 20, 2020

Have you ever set out to check on something only to discover that you should have known the answer?  It just happened to me. I wanted to check all the countries were IBEC has served and see what their Christmas traditions were.  Well, duh!  From the beginning IBEC has tried to serve the most unreached …

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The Pastor and the Business Person

December 13, 2020

Yes, this is the title of a book I read this weekend. Mike R. Baer is the author, and it is an easy and important read.  Most of you reading this blog have heard much of what he has to say, but the chance is high your pastor has not.  It is a MUST read …

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PhotoUp – a BAM business in the Philippines

December 6, 2020

Two years ago, we featured PhotoUp, in one of our blogs. Consultant Bob Bush recently suggested we interview CEO Kristian Pettyjohn, about their experience during COVID in 2020. Bob had been coaching this 9-year-old company on themes related to sales, executive development, and integration; and recommended the PhotoUp story as a great example of Business …

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SHOP NOW

November 29, 2020

Freedom businesses are businesses committed to the Quadruple Bottom Line just like any other BAM business, but with an added dimension.  They focus on training and hiring survivors of human slavery.  The employees have been rescued from the trafficking industry and are being restored to the dignity God intended for them.  The process is not …

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Thanksgiving 2020 at IBEC Ventures

November 21, 2020

A couple of days ago, someone asked me if I celebrated Thanksgiving.  They made the quip because I am Canadian, but I have lived in the USA almost half of my life. I responded, “Of course; I love having two celebrations each year.”  But the simple conversation reminded me that God asks us to be …

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Is it Business as Mission? A Litmus Test

November 15, 2020

More and more individuals, churches and colleges are taking an interest in the concept of Business as Mission (BAM). That is a good thing, because today, God is using businesses owned and operated by Kingdom minded professionals who are wired by God for business and called to the high and holy calling of living out …

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Grain Bags Romania – A Business as Mission Company

November 6, 2020

“Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so.” Genesis 1:11 As a teenager, my first job was on a farm two miles north of town. After school let out for the summer, I participated in …

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