This Horizons focuses on Business as Mission (BAM). BAM began as organizations were starting to think about working in countries that were closed to those wanting to enter on traditional mission visas. Quickly, though, it came to be seen as an opportunity for believers everywhere to live out their faith in the workplace. For many people MiB (not Men in Black, but Mission in Business) is an opportunity for professionals to use their skills and training to build up local leaders and other professionals as well as share the good news with them. In contrast, BAM is an opportunity for the small percentage of people who actually are business entrepreneurs to start local businesses with the purpose of modeling sound business principles, on the foundation of integrity and fair play.
“Through business we can intentionally tackle poverty, increase quality of life, bring positive social change and carry with us the message of eternal hope.
Business as Mission is a concept that can and should be applied everywhere, but the Business as Mission movement has a special concern for people and places where there are dire economic, social, environmental and spiritual needs.”1
We hope that this edition of Horizons will broaden your horizons of how you can support, encourage, and perhaps even participate in the work of JCS in Mongolia.