The BAM Think Tank has just released its eleventh paper, “Business as Mission in and from China”
China’s astounding economic growth for the last twenty years has created a good commercial environment for business as mission (BAM) within China. But the growing church in China also has an increasing involvement in BAM from China.
At the same time, as one BAM practitioner in China has noted, “China has one of the largest unreached populations in the world, business is a significant channel for Christians to effectively impact countless people”.
This unique report includes nine case studies: “The business as mission companies profiled in this report tell the stories of many decisions for Christ, the discipleship of new believers, Bible study groups formed, church leaders trained and local churches added to or planted. These businesses in China have also had an influence through job creation, improved working conditions and benefits, improved standards of living, training up the workforce, imparting biblical values for work and family and challenging corruption, among other things”.
The key leaders behind this report are organizing two major BAM events in Hong Kong 30 -31 May, and I will be a keynote speaker. After the BAM Summit in Hong Kong I will go to Australia for a speaking tour for 10+ days.
The China report is part of a series of papers published by the BAM think tank from October 2013 and onwards. Each report covers a particular topic or geographical region and has involved collaboration between hundreds of BAM leaders and practitioners worldwide. These papers are the result of the largest gathering of intellectual and social capital ever in the BAM world, and they provide groundbreaking insights to BAM around the world.
Some of the reports published so far have dealt with BAM in Mongolia, Haiti, Nordic countries and Iran, and also topics like human trafficking and church planting.
The next report to be published will look at how we can measure spiritual, social and environmental impact, as well as the economic bottom-line.
- For published BAM Think Tank Reports http://www.matstunehag.com/bam-think-tank-reports/
- For BAM material in Chinese and English and 14 other languages http://www.matstunehag.com/bam-material-in-16-languages/
- For a complete list of existing and future reports in the BAM think tank series http://bamthinktank.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/BMTT-Reports-in-this-Series1.pdf
- See also this BAM website in Chinese http://www.chinesebam.com
- Sign up for BAM Think Tank news and report notifications here http://eepurl.com/jAz5P