MONDAY, January 9
Business as Mission / Business for Transformation (B4T)
B4T is a new model of doing missions; a radical approach to reaching the unreached via business by working hand in hand with the local sending church. B4T is a New Paradigm for Reaching the Unreached. This TCAMP will be led by Patrick Lai and will include:
- Why BAM & B4T?
- Stories of how Jesus is using business to reach the least reached.
- Your role and the role of your church in equipping and sending B4T workers.
- What is needed for equipping and sending this new kind of worker.
Patrick Lai is a child of Jesus Christ. He’s worked in SE Asia for 32 years; 10 years as a regular missionary and the past 22 years as the owner of several businesses. The Lord enabled his team to gather 4 groups of Muslim believers and spawn other teams in the region, while starting several small businesses. He is the author of 2 books; Tentmaking – The Life and Work of Business as Missions and Business for Transformation – Getting Started. He founded the OPEN Network, a network of 740+ B4Ters, BAMers and tentmakers, (www.opennetworkers.net/faq) as well as Empresas Vida which starts businesses in Muslim cities for Latino workers (www.EmpresasVida.com). NexusB4T was birthed by the OPEN Network to coordinate services and programs in the USA (www.NexusB4T.com). Currently Patrick and May mentor and coach business people working where there are no churches. They have a son and daughter-in-law serving the Lord in Denver as a banker and lawyer, and another son running an app development business in south Asia.
Connect with other mission pastors, missionaries and leaders at the TCAMP mission leaders network gathering on MONDAY, January 9 from noon-1:30. Our sessions are open to the public, and are “brown bag” lunch gatherings. Our host provides light refreshments