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

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

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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Everyone Needs a Coach

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)

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

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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House of Diamonds

  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

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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