Great Commission Companies: The Emerging Role of Business in Missions

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InterVarsity Press, 12‏/11‏/2003 - 204 من الصفحات
In recent decades global missions have been revolutionized by such movements as microenterprise development efforts and tentmaking professionals working in restricted access countries. But little has yet been said about the new missions opportunities created by today's globalized economy. Nor has much been documented about the role that corporations and businesses can have in the missionary enterprise. Economist Steve Rundle and missiologist Tom Steffen offer a new paradigm for the convergence of business and missions--the Great Commission Company. These companies intentionally create businesses in strategic locations, pursuing profits while remaining unabashedly Christian in their purpose. By establishing authentic businesses that employ local workers among the least-reached peoples of the world, they contribute to the economic health of the immediate community and also provide avenues for both physical and spiritual ministry. Based on a five-year study of groundbreaking enterprises like Pura Vida Coffee, this book offers keen analysis of the principles and practices of these companies. In an era where multinational corporations have global influence and impact, the Great Commission Company opens up new possibilities for missions-minded entrepreneurs and businesspeople who want to change the world to the glory of God.
 

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Preface
5
GREAT COMMISSION COMPANIES IN PRACTICE
107
The Independent Facilitative
125
The Facilitative Alliance
143
The Pioneering Alliance
163
The Nonconforming
181
Conclusion
193
Notes
200
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نبذة عن المؤلف (2003)

Tom Steffen is professor of intercultural studies at Biola University.

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