6) Immerse: Team Expansion’s New Business as Mission Internship

Team Expansion, a non-denominational missionary sending agency with its USA sending base located in Louisville, KY, has launched an informal BAM internship called Immerse.


The idea is to take prospective global workers who seek to be intentional about the Kingdom and place them in custom internships with marketplace ministry field people. It’s not for everyone — but those who value meshing business as mission (BAM) with disciple-making movement (DMM) strategies will love it. And those who want to invest in the next generation will look forward to empowering its fruit. The timing and duration are customized based on the participant and multiple unique field hosts. If you’re interested, please pray — then fill out a profile at…


3) "Pray Now Pray Boldly" Seeks Prayer in the Marketplace

God has been stirring the marketplaces around the world to bring His Kingdom through everyday believers. But as this happens, we are reminded that every major movement of God is rooted in extraordinary prayer. So, how can we be a part of what God is doing?


“Pray Now Pray Boldly” is a newly launched global prayer movement seeking to transform individuals, families, organizations and communities through persistent and fervent prayer. It is made up of a diverse remnant of zealous and bold Warriors of God, banded together to restore God’s Kingdom in the marketplace. We are called to pray, to recruit others to pray, to equip new “chief prayer officers”, and to empower multiplying generations to do the same.  If you would like to learn more about joining a group, starting a group, or connecting your existing group to an informal community of like-minded folks, visit


8) Act now to GO Equipped as a Successful Tentmaker

This “GO Equipped” tentmaker course offers practical tools from experienced tentmakers to achieve proven results. Global Intent, Tent International, Operation Mobilization, and Scatter Global will present tentmaker training at the Operation Mobilization USA HQ, 285 Lynnwood Avenue, Tyrone, GA 30290 (20 minutes south of the Jackson-Hartsfield ATL airport) May 9-12, 2019. The early-bird discount ends April 9, 2019. For more information go to


or contact

registraratintentdotorg  (registraratintentdotorg)   

11) Learn about Tentmaking, Business as Missions, and the Bible

Now you can go to work today, for free, even before you go to work in a Business as Missions (BAM) context. Simply head on over to …


to experience the ultimate “31-day Challenge” and pick up a ton of resources all along the way. Learn how to make marketplace your ministry. You can also sign up to be alerted any time there are new postings. You just might make it work for you!

The Last Bit: Let’s Make a Reading List for Marketplace Ministries

Some refer to it as “business as missions” or “BAM” while others use the term ‘marketplace ministries.’ Some still just say, “tentmaking,” in a throwback to the apostle Paul. Regardless, the idea is the same: How can I integrate my work and my witness as one, regardless of where I serve in the world. Can I be INTENTIONAL about merging the two? Can I actually PLAN my career in such a way that it provides the best avenue for multiplying disciples and churches in answer to the Great Commission? Those are tough questions. They deserve serious answers. Let’s pull together some of the best resources here. If you know of others, please mention them in comments following the web version of this item. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

First, there are several resources listed on the Antioch Journey website. See

There you’ll find resources like these (we’ve pulled some additional ideas from a friend named Allan and added a few ourselves):

First, to keep in mind the eventual goal (making disciples):
*** Contagious Disciple Making by David L. Watson and Paul D. Watson
*** Miraculous Movements by Jerry Trousdale
*** Scatter: Go Therefore and Take Your Job With You by Andrew Scott
*** The 3D Gospel: Ministry in Guilt, Shame, and Fear Cultures by Jayson Georges

Then, books which specialize in marketpace ministry:
*** The Missional Entrepreneur by Mark Russel
*** Business for Transformation by Patrick Lai
*** Great Commission Companies: The Emerging Role of Business in Missions by Steve Rundle and Tom Steffen
*** Business as Mission: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice by C. Neal Johnson
*** Business as Mission: The Power of Business in the Kingdom of God by Michael R. Baer

Can you think of others? If so, please click comment following the web version of this item. Thanks for any help you can give!

7) From Yemen: The Project Outside the Project

What began as a way to pass time during child development sessions has turned into a regular meeting for mothers to connect with their daughters.  HISG supports learning and therapy sessions for children with physical and developmental disabilities in Yemen.  A new development in the project is that the mothers who brought their children to the learning center wanted something to do, and asked if they could learn to knit.  The group met diligently each week to learn new techniques and finish their projects.  This new activity has given the mothers a new sense of accomplishment, a shared identity with the other knitters, and a venue to spend time with their daughters.  The original scope of the project had nothing to do with knitting, yet the team in Yemen made it work because they understood that they had a unique chance to build a new sense of community around a new purpose. Learn more about this project and others like it at

5) Australia Tentmaking Course

Here’s a tentmaking course in Australia, Feb 20-24, hosted by Canberra International Church. AZTEM, Global Opportunities and TENT are working together to bring this training down under. It’s a two week curriculum on the realities of using your profession or business skills in closed countries to bring the Gospel to those yet to hear. The GO Equipped Course will not teach you how to do your work or how to run your business, but it will help you to integrate your faith with your profession and business. The focus is on ministry development and preparing well before you go. There will also be training for trainers on the last day of the course.

or email


8) Historic Global Congress on Business as Mission in April

The Global Congress on Business as Mission, BAM, will be a unique gathering of leaders and practitioners from all continents. It is the culmination of a yearlong think tank process engaging hundreds people from all over the world, addressing key strategic issues related to Business as Mission. Over 30 national, regional and international working groups will present cutting edge BAM practices and models and bring strategic recommendations during the Congress. The Global Congress will provide a unique ‘one-stop shop’ to meet and interact with BAM leaders from all over the world, on an unprecedented scale. It will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand – April 25-28, 2013.  For more information, visit:

Spaces are filling up fast, so if you’re interested, better register soon to ensure your place.

1) Planting Islands of Integrity in Eastern Europe

East European Lake

East European Lake

We’re grateful this week for a financial gift from a project consultant with Integra Ventures USA.  Our Brigada friend is a non-residential missionary working in the country of Bulgaria. He does 3 one-month trips a year, focusing on Small to Medium Enterprise development – or “Planting Islands of Integrity in Eastern Europe.” To learn more, please browse to and


Thank you for your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9) Finishers Project launches new sites

Find a position

Find a position

Finishers Project recently kicked off MissionNext

and MissionXplore (mobilizing Gen-Xers)

Mission:TEACH (mobilizing teachers and staff for mission schools)

and BAMmatch (connecting business people with business-as-mission opportunities worldwide)

In addition to the high-tech matching process, MissionNext has implemented a strong high-touch approach through the development of a coaching component designed to make personal contact with all who apply, as well as helping mission agency partners find good candidates.

For more information, contact Don


2) BAM equipping event for Entrepreneurs and C-level Executives

NewVo business is a network of entrepreneurs and business executives whose goal is to mobilize businesses for the gospel among the least-reached peoples of the world. Their first conference will bring together current and future Kingdom Business practitioners to explore the logistics of starting and maintaining Christian-led businesses. It will be held Nov 1-3, 2012 at the Simpsonwood Conference Center near Atlanta, GA. For registration and more information please go to:

12) The BackPage: Seven Epicenters of Emerging Mission Movements —

That’s the title of an article by Howard Brant. Find it at…


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A Brigada participant with deep business-as-missions experience highlighted it this past week (Thanks AW!) and it profoundly illustrates the surge of missionary-sending help from areas previously considered missionary-receiving locations. The trouble is — I’m not sure we’ve figured out yet exactly how to work together. I fear that some of the amazing saints of God, ready for deployment for the ends of the earth might reach the end of their respective ropes before we end the Matthew 28:19-20 task. In the process, I fear we will have lost momentum, along with the synergy and force of our mutual combined efforts.


I know, in some ways, this is not a new question. In many ways, the Lausanne conference in Cape town hoped to spawn the formation of international coalitions that would generate multi-national sharing of resources, training, and more. I guess, on a grass roots level, I fear that many came home from Cape town and then, as the music faded, many went back to work on business as usual.


So let’s get very specific: Apart from word-of-mouth, how do competent and trustworthy individuals from around the world meet hard-working senders, enablers, and teammates from sending nations on the other side of the globe? Have we formed the infrastructure necessary to sustain a concerted global effort? That’s the question — and to me, an answer is long overdue.


Do you know of such infrastructure? If you do, would you take a moment to make a comment about it in the “Comment” section below this item on the web? (Note: If you mention more than one URL link in your comment, it might not appear immediately, since it will likely need to be moderated.) Thank you, in advance, for any ideas, resources, or directions you might provide.


Either way — Let’s join together with many others to pray that God will empower us all, as a globe, with wisdom, humility, and resources — so that, together, we might finish the task of Matthew 28:19-20.

5) Emerging Markets Research & Service Opportunities —

Anda Leadership needs your help. They’re finding quite a bit of information on emerging markets, multinational corporations, etc. However, they’ve had a harder time finding good statistical information about small businesses and entrepreneurial organizations in emerging markets. They’d like to be able to project income and then report on results vs. current levels of production and revenue, along with economic impact. Have you researched this and/or anything similar? If the resource is publicly available, please post by clicking on Comment below, so all can learn. If the research is private, feel free to contact Howard at


In addition, they are seeking trainers and others to assist in their work. Visit


for more information.

10) See One Author’s Top 25 Best “Work as Worship” (BAM) Books —

Want to learn more about “Work as Worship” (some would call it Business as Mission or BAM)? What could be better than a top-25 list of books about the subject? Build a library on your Kindle or otherwise. Work as Worship guru, Justin Forman, lists such works as “Our Souls at Work,” by Mark Russell, “Business With Soul,” by Michael Cardone, and “God is at Work,” by Ken Eldred. Check out the complete list at…


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4) Tentmaking Business As Mission Courses – Winter/Spring 2012 —

Let GO/TENT help you to develop your ministry plan by attending one of their Tentmaking Business as Mission courses. Their course fees are some of the lowest anywhere for a 4.5 day intensive, two week curriculum. An extensive course book, a course CD/USB full of post course resources and delicious meals are all included. At the suggestion of previous course alumni from Oregon, they are now running the first ever course in Portland in February. The following week there is a course across the continent in Fort Myers, Florida. Spring time finds the course in Bergen, Norway, at the TENT headquarters building. This course is filling up earlier each year, so register early. Immediately after this course, the teachers head to Finland for yet another course. In the fall is the third annual course in Germany. One of these should fit your schedule. Contact GO at

goemailatglobaloppsdotorg or visit their website


(Thanks to for the $50 gift to help Brigada finish 2011 strong!)

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