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Keeping the end in mind? Good idea – but it may be more about the Journey (A Business as Mission reflection)

November 26, 2022

Matt lives in a crowded city in Asia’s largest country where his business demands a driver to take him from place to place.  Naturally he has become close friends with the driver, Wang Wei who had plenty of opportunities to observe Matt’s family and he saw something quite different from what he was used to, …

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Bob Bush: Thanksgiving Message 2022

November 19, 2022

As we approach Thanksgiving, Bob Bush, Managing Director of IBEC, shares personal experiences and insights. Larry W. Sharp, BAM Support Specialist, IBEC Ventures Larry.Sharp@ibecventures.com Back in 2015, I was asked to share my Thanksgiving message with our IBEC Ventures audience, and as I read through this message once again, it made me realize a couple …

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Dick Weidner: The Big Picture (Legacy Kingdom Fund)

November 12, 2022

Dick Weidner is a career long accountant and financial advisor.  He finds time along with his New Jersey business to provide stewardship leadership and the capitalization for kingdom startups.  He puts out a regular memo and it is our privilege to reprint some of them here.  He is the Founder of Legacy Ventures Network which …

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Everyone Needs a Coach

November 5, 2022

Last month, I was part of a BAM Global workshop led by IBEC Director, Bob Bush.  Because the workshop topic was BAM coaching and consulting, I agreed to share some thoughts on why everyone needs a coach.  Here is a few of my thoughts that day. Coaches see the big picture. We live in a …

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Bringing Shalom to the International District in Albuquerque (A Business as Mission study in the USA)

October 30, 2022

What comes to your mind when a certain city is mentioned? How about New York – the Statue of Liberty? Miami – white sand beaches? Dallas – Cowboys? San Franciso – Golden Gate?  The largest city in New Mexico is Albuquerque; what do you think of?  How about the largest hot air balloon festival in …

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Dave Kier: Leadership Tip: Belief + Knowledge + Relationship = Sale

October 23, 2022

IBEC board member, Dave Kier is a regular writer of a daily devotional and also Leadership Tips.  His wealth of experience as a successful businessman and an investor in agriculture in Africa for the glory of God give him immense wisdom. Larry W. Sharp, BAM Support Specialist, IBEC Ventures Larry.Sharp@ibecventures.com  Long ago. I read a …

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Dave Kier: Leadership Tip: The Inquisitive Leader

October 16, 2022

IBEC board member, Dave Kier is a regular writer of a daily devotional and also Leadership Tips.  His wealth of experience as a successful businessman and an investor in agriculture in Africa for the glory of God give him immense wisdom. Larry W. Sharp, BAM Support Specialist, IBEC Ventures Larry.Sharp@ibecventures.com There is an affliction of …

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Business as Mission because of Honest Scales

October 9, 2022

BAM business consultants and mentors Greg and Alice recently returned to North America from a country in Asia, where they support nationals in their startup projects.  Greg shared that the greatest joy was to meet national workers who are flourishing under great odds and adversity. One of the businesspersons they are mentoring is a feed …

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House of Diamonds

October 2, 2022

  A diamond can be described as a precious gemstone.  The prophet Ezekiel validated diamonds as precious stones (Ezek. 28:13), and Malachi suggests that God makes his precious ones as jewels (Malachi 3:17). So, a diamond is a stone, right?  A House of Diamonds means a place of dwelling for precious diamonds, right? Not always! …

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Mats Tunehag: The A to Z of BAM: U to Z – from Untapped to Zero

September 25, 2022

This is the final post in the 5-part Business as Mission A-Z.  Last week we shared section P-T; today U-Z. Larry W. Sharp, BAM Support Specialist, IBEC Ventures Larry.Sharp@ibecventures.com     U – Untapped The Church is bigger than we think. If we want to see holistic transformation through business for generations to come, we …

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