Do you feel a passion for business – but also a call to missions?
For too long, there has been a “sacred/secular” divide that causes people in business, law, education, government and other marketplace professions to feel that their work was somehow second rate. This is an unbiblical view of work that limits our Kingdom impact in a vital mission field: the workplace.
How about a third path that combines them both?
It’s called Business as Mission and its growth worldwide has been enormous. “Business” is used in the broadest possible context. From Galtronics Inc. in Israel to Ugly Mug Coffee in the United States, the number of mission-oriented enterprises is exploding. Whether in small, large or outsourcing companies, Christian women and men are responding to the need to represent Christ, meet economic needs and spark social change through sustainable enterprises.
In marketplace missions, business ventures must not only generate profit but also serve as avenues for the gospel and social change. Tyndale Leadership Centre's program in Business as Mission prepares people who have a passion for business and feel called into missions to target a niche market, build a business plan, and act.
In this three-part certificate program students will learn to:
- Contribute to an economically, environmentally, socially and spiritually profitable and sustainable business
- Become a self-aware and Christ-centred leader
- See the world, and mission, through a biblical lens
- Develop your capacity to respond to change and complex situations
- Confidently engage people in a variety of cultural settings
Through this program, Tyndale Leadership Centre will also facilitate a connection between you and a like-minded mentor who can guide you through your personal and professional growth. If you are an entrepreneur, director/manager, or business professional who wants to live a fully integrated life with skill and integrity, Business as Mission is the right program for you.
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tyndale Bayview Campus (3377 Bayview Avenue)
$250 per module
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Explore the biblical, theological and historical context for business as mission. This will be set against a robust business case and an informal interaction with an active BAM practitioner.
Saturday, June 6, 2015, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Examine biblical models of leadership, with an emphasis on ‘legacy leadership’ as portrayed in Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians. These will be set against the context of business leadership and an interview with a prominent BAM business leader.
Saturday, June 20, 2015, 9:00am – 4:00pm
This module will focus on a well established four-fold ethical and performance framework for a successful BAM enterprise: social, economic, environmental and spiritual impacts.