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

November 9, 2018

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

November 2, 2018

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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Business as Mission and “soft skills”

October 26, 2018

This week, I provided a reference for two former employees. One was a phone call from the prospective employer, and one a form to complete on behalf of the applicant. I was struck by the number of questions which related to what we have come to call “soft skills” When I was VP of Operations …

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Sari Bari: a model freedom business in India

October 19, 2018

IBEC is a partner with the Freedom Business Alliance (FBA), which exists to equip and promote the global community of Freedom Businesses. A freedom business is a business that exists to fight human trafficking or commercial exploitation, and one of the founding businesses of the FBA is Sari Bari in north India. Sari Bari was …

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Entrepreneurs wanted: what it looks like to become a kingdom-minded entrepreneur overseas

October 12, 2018

A new book by Jeannie Marie entitled, “Across the Street and Around the World: Following Jesus to the Nations in Your Neighborhood…and Beyond “ will be of interest to many of our readers. She has written a blog specifically for IBEC Ventures which helps the reader understand the need for entrepreneurs and business owners and how that could …

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Random list of important ideas before traveling to a high-risk area

October 5, 2018

This is the third blog in a series on international safety. Myriads of books and thousands of articles have been written with tips for traveling and living abroad. A few blogs here on this subject will only scratch the surface. But the following will hopefully whet the readers appetite so that he or she will …

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Travel safety and security

September 28, 2018

“It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans.” Psalms 118:8 IBEC consultants, coaches, Subject Matter Experts, friends, and clients are often in travel mode and find themselves in airports or in situations with less than desirable security standards. This may be a reminder of some of the things to …

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Safety and security overseas: be prepared!

September 21, 2018

This blog is first in a series of three on the subject of international safety. For the past 46 years, I have either lived abroad, traveled extensively, or supervised others who lived in high risk areas. I have a daughter who has lived in high risk countries for many years. For about twenty years, I …

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Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship – Both/And

September 14, 2018

The word entrepreneurship is a scary term to some people who relegate it to a small percentage of the population who are reckless and risk lovers. Not so – it may be more common than one thinks. Even large companies often promote the principles of entrepreneurship, sometimes called intrapreneurship. It is important for them to …

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Pabi – Employee of the Month at Purnaa company, Nepal

September 7, 2018

IBEC has been a friend of Fair Flies since founder Jeff Coffey attended our seminars and got the vision for kingdom entrepreneurship. He was already a serial entrepreneur, but he saw how integrating faith and work was a wonderful way to bring new life in Jesus to those who have never heard. Check out this unique …

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