Business as Mission: The Power of Business in the Kingdom of God

Business as Mission: The Power of Business in the Kingdom of God

by Michael R. Baer

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We are living in the Business Age. The historic role of nation states is rapidly being replaced by the corporation. Like never before, Christian business leaders have the chance to play a pivotal role in transforming society and spreading the gospel. But seizing this opportunity requires thinking differently about God, about his kingdom, about his purposes in the world, and about business.

While some Christian professionals dream of being "freed from business" to go into the ministry or see business as enemy territory to be invaded for Christ, others are convinced that Christian principles simply don't work in the "real world." In this book, Michael Baer challenges each of these positions. He rejects the unbiblical thinking that ministry and business are by definition separate activities -- that our lives can be compartmentalized into the sacred and secular. Instead he guides business leaders in developing the vital characteristics of a kingdom business -- the kind of business that will free them live fully integrated lives and lead organizations that significantly impact the world.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148510710
Publisher: YWAM Publishing
Publication date: 07/26/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 864 KB

About the Author

Michael R. Baer has worked in the field of organizational and leadership development for over twenty-five years. He has founded several businesses, including the business advisory and strategic consulting firm that is his current company, a construction and remodeling business, and a bed and breakfast inn. In addition, as executive director of an international mission organization specializing in microenterprise, Mike has launched a small business incubation process used in over seventeen countries. As a leader in small business growth practices, Mike has experience in a variety of industries, including staffing, manufacturing, high tech, media, education, healthcare, construction and development, federal and local government, education, engineering, and financial services. Mike has served as a coach to clients in the United States, Canada, Europe, China, and several former republics of the Soviet Union, providing support in strategic planning, leadership development, change mastery, total quality management, management coaching, acquisition management, business planning and finance, small business incubation, sales systems, customer service, and turnaround endeavors. Prior to his work in business, Mike was in pastoral ministry for fifteen years. He holds a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary.

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