Explore articles written by GSI team members and other OM-ers about issues pertinent to Global South mission sustainability and Business-as-Mission (or "BAM") - see below...
How to BAM
In this series, we give practical Business-as-Mission tips
The Power and Beauty of the Simple
Discovering God's Vision in Your Planning
Business and Mission: Is Business Bad for Mission?
Sustainable Leadership Development
Farming, Mission, and Sustainability
... on the Bigger Picture
In this series, Jason Mandryk of Operation World (and formerly a GSI Team member), explores the larger missional and geo-political issues surrounding Global South mission sustainability:
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The Lausanne Movement
The Lausanne Movement website has some great resources, including papers on Business as Mission, The Global South Church, and Issues of Financial Sustainability.
A May 2017 article on Finishing the Remaining 29% of World Evangelisation is particularly pertinent. Apparently, only 3% of all missionaries go to the 29% of the world's population who have little or no Gospel access. Responding to this is the core of why GSI exists. Many more must be mobilised to the 29% and the growing Global South church must be part of this wave. Radical church-planting movement or disciple making movement methodologies are seen as a key strategy to reach the unreached. Again, this ties in well with GSI, as business-as-mission strategies can sit well with CPM/DMM.
Business-as-Mission Resource - BAM Global
TearFund has resources on poultry farming on their TearFund Website.
The Echo Community is another farming network.
Food & Beverage, Hospitality Business
This Article on the Businessasmission Website talks about the importance of food and beverages, how an F&B business can be missional, and also address common pitfalls.
Dependency:- A recent edition of the Mission Frontiers journal has an article on "Slaying the Dependency Dragon"