The Business as Mission Podcast with Mike Baer
By Mike Baer
The Business as Mission Podcast with Mike BaerJul 24, 2020
Creation Care—Part of the Quadruple Bottom Line of BAM
In this episode, our good friend Mark Polet from Canada discusses the 4th component of the Quadruple Bottom Line—Environmental Impact or Creation Care. This is a challenging focus for BAMmers around the world. We want it but what does it mean and why does it matter. Biologist Mark Polet helps unpack this vital topic. Mark welcomes contact via his email: firstname.lastname@example.org The 4 Creation Care Papers mentioned are available here— bamglobal.org/reports/. The Lausanne Paper mentioned is here— lausanne.org/content/wealth-creation-stewardship-creation
Sep 30, 202334:58
Serving the BAM Ecosystem
Meet Brandon Junkin, founder of Arimathea. Brandon and his team are mobilizing college students and recent grads to consider the BAM Movement and, at the same time, they are connecting potential and actual BAMers to resources available from the many groups serving the ecosystem. Enjoy the story and the selfless way in which Arimathea serves. For more information, go to https://Arimathea team.com or connect with Brandon via LinkedIn.
Sep 15, 202329:16
The journey that Stephen Jackson has taken with God is an exciting example of how the Lord awakens business people to the potential of business for His Kingdom. Listen as Stephen shares what God has been teaching him and how it might awaken you to the BAM future in ways you never imagined. For more information you can visit stewardadvisorsgroup.com
Aug 31, 202338:46
Jo Plummer—Global BAM Advocate
Jo Plummer has been connected to BAM since the early days and has emerged as a passionate supporter for all things BAM as well as a Christ-like servant who co-leads BAM Global, an international network connecting and blessing BAM workers around the world. Jo and husband Mark, lived in Thailand for years before returning to the UK at the end of the pandemic. To learn more, visit BAMGlobal.org and businessasmission.com. You can also contact Jo directly at email@example.com.
Aug 15, 202337:14
Grace and Joy in Business
Aug 01, 202333:11
Jesus’ Love Means Jobs
When Florián Darvell was evangelizing in Romania, a poor mother asked her, “How can Jesus love me when I can’t feed my children?” That question changed the direction of Florina’s life and opened the door to doing BAM in her homeland of Romania. Today she is sharing Jesus and creating jobs through www.Melissas.ro check it out.
Jul 15, 202345:49
Jobs. Dignity. Opportunity.
Guido Bretzke, founder of Anthor, shares the story of this amazing company. Anthor provides app-based, gig worker services all over Brazil. They especially focus on the unemployed and underemployed, helping them find good jobs and earn a healthy income. All with a solid Kingdom Purpose. You can learn more at www.Anthor.com.
Jul 01, 202335:41
Businesses to Support Families, Churches, and Indigenous Mission Activity
Retired IT leader, John Goslin started taking short term trips with International Micro Enterprise Development in the early 2000s. In 2012, he became IMED’s Executive Director, expanding the work of helping start small businesses among persecuted Christian minorities in difficult places and UPG areas. The strategy was to use business to help families survive, to support fledgling churches in these areas, and ultimately see the churches launch indigenous mission activity in their own country. In the 25 years that IMED has existed, they have send thousands of volunteers on these business training trips and seen thousands of businesses launched for the glory of God and the blessing of the nations. For more information, John can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jun 15, 202334:12
Mats Tunehag—BAM Global Statesmen
Mats Tunehag has been connected to the modern BAM Movement from the very beginning. Since that time, he has become known as the BAM Global Statesmen—researching, speaking, writing, leading, and encouraging. God has used Mats greatly as the BAM Movement has grown and matured into a truly international and thoroughly diverse “God thing.” Mats joins us to discuss the past, present, and future of BAM. To learn more about Mats and his work, go to www.matstunehag.com and www.businessasmission.com. Mats book, BAM Global Movement, is available at this link— www.amazon.com/BAM-Global-Movement-Business-mission/dp/1683070879/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0_nodl?dplnkId=59165da4-437c-4ed9-895f-6e99667d5245 To support the Business as Mission Podcast, go to www.Patreon.com/bamstories.
Jun 01, 202336:39
Larry Sharp PhD, founder of IBEC Ventures and missions professor, shares the thinking about his latest book, Missions Disrupted. BAM is not changing missions. The world is changing and missions must respond. BAM is one of the ways the Church is meeting the current challenge as we obey Jesus and make disciples of all nations. I’m
May 15, 202335:11
A Voice for BAMMERS
Sabrina Hammond is a podcast marketer and scheduler—almost like an agent. Her work is getting key people on podcasts to tell their story, something that could really help BAMMERs is developing their markets and telling their stories. Her company is Kingdom Connections Podcast & Media Agency and you can connect with her using the following links— https://kcpodcastagency.com/ https://www.facebook.com/sabrina.d.hammonds https://www.facebook.com/KingdomConnectionsAgency https://www.instagram.com/kingdomconnectionsagency If you’d like to help support the Business as Mission Podcast, go to https://Patreon.com/BAMstories
May 01, 202335:09
From “Stateless Children” to World Class Coffee
Meet Ryan and Rebecca Stowell. Their journey from classic missions into BAM is inspiring on many levels. Working in Thailand among tribal refugee children from Myanmar, referred to as “stateless,” and often vulnerable to human traffickers. They could have spent the rest of their lives serving through their “children’s dorm” to provide safety, shelter, food, and education. But God took them further into BAM to bring funding to their work and impact among tribal coffee farmers in the mountains of the north. This BAM story will bless your heart. Learn more about Third Path Initiative and our BAM courses at thirdpathinitiative.com and support this podcast at Patreon, Patreon.com/bamstories
Apr 15, 202334:26
Let It Be Wild!
Jenny Nuccio of Imani Collective (Kenya) returns to talk about her growth and learning over the last few years. As she’s matured in business, her vision and perspective have changed. Her latest book, to be released soon and available on Amazon and other outlets is titled “Let It Be Wild!” The book, says Jenny, “will talk about leadership, changes in social enterprises, and stepping into adversity.” The business is Imani Collective (https://imanicollective.com) features high end collectibles manufactured by women living outside Nairobi. Jenny also hosts a podcast aptly named, “The Moxie Podcast.” Visit Third Path, https://ThirdPathinitiative.com, and support this podcast through Patreon Patreon.com/bamstories
Apr 01, 202334:20
A Little Heaven in Your Business
Susan Fleming is a breath of fresh air for any BAM practitioner. Her background as a therapist combined with some powerful Kingdom insights is something that BAMMERs need to learn about. Susan refers to herself as a Business Therapist and you’ll learn why in this episode. Her website is heaventoearthllc.com and she can be reached via email at email@example.com
Mar 15, 202336:42
Think About a “Mission Trip” at Work
Mike Henry, Sr. is the founder of Follower of One, a ministry focused on helping people learn how to live and share their faith in the workplace. In a simple approach based on 1 Peter 3:15, marketplace Christians and BAM practitioners can become more comfortable and proficient with Gospel conversations at work. Learn more at followerofone.org
Mar 01, 202334:29
A Man of Many Hats
Jonathan Indino, from the Philippines, wears many hats. He’s a pastor, missionary, Bible teacher, and BAM practitioner. Learn more at https://nd-knows.com, https://gracebeyondborders.com, and theindinos.com.
Feb 15, 202339:33
The Story of Pure Flow Boda
In many parts of the world, taxis are actually motorcycles. This is true in Uganda, where Pure Flow Boda launched an amazing BAM company to serve the “boda boda” drivers, to provide them with a more equitable financial model, and to bring the love of Jesus to their community. Listen as Jared Fulks and Collin Wenrich share their journey. Learn more at PureflowBoda.com
Feb 01, 202338:40
January 28, 2023
Jan 28, 202300:39
An Environmental Kingdom Company
If you’ve ever wondered how to create environmental impact (part of the 4-fold bottom line), Super Green Solutions can help. In this episode, Garry McDowall and Dan Dubell share their story of how they got into BAM and why acquiring Super Green Solutions fits their global, Kingdom vision so well. To find out more, go to supergreensolutions.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan 15, 202339:37
Is Romania Becoming a BAM Epicenter?
Meet Daan de Groot, Adrian Buhai, and Corneliu Niste from Romania. What do they have in common? They are three of the key BAM leaders in Romania doing great work and being used by God to grow BAM in Romania and Eastern Europe. They each have their own BAM businesses and together have formed BAM Connect—a BAM training enterprise. Here are key links to learn more. http://www.bamconnect.net/, http://Softmagazin.ro, www.Bamromania.ro, and www.recycleart.ro/. To register for the event in February, use this link bamromania.ro/events/bam-connect-summit-2023/. Please rate and share this episode wherever you listen. To support this podcast, go to Patreon.com/bamstories
Jan 01, 202340:02
Avodah: Living “Workship”
Professor, author, speaker, Kara Martin of Australia returns to share more perspective on the concept of work and worship. Check out her books on “Workship.”
Dec 15, 202239:28
BAM in India
Meet Daniel Madapur. Daniel founded Edge Magazine (www.the edge bizmag.com) in Bangalore with a view to fostering a BAM Movement in that part of the country and developing a regional (and national) BAM ecosystem. His joy and faith in the Lord Jesus is contagious and you’ll enjoy hearing his story.
Dec 01, 202228:29
Just in Time for Christmas!
Julie Colombino-Billingham returns with an update on the story of Deuxmains.com post-Covid. The situation in Haiti is dire yet God keeps the high end gift company thriving and people working. Smart business moves and the Lord’s faithfulness about in this story. Learn more at www.deuxmains.com and look for Julie’s new book “From Death to Dollars” soon. Support site: www.rebuildglobally.org
Nov 13, 202230:22
Wild for the Kingdom!
Meet the Wild boys—literally. These 4 amazing young men were raised on the mission field, in a totally unreached area. Their parents originally captured their lives on video (my grandkids love it!) and now, the sons are expanding their BAM company and video offerings. Follow Hudson, Morgan, Asher and Kian on these sites: http://wild brothers.com or The Wild Way on YouTube.
Nov 01, 202239:06
House of Diamonds Tackles Human Trafficking in SE Asia
Meet Ila and Ida (pronounced eela and eeda), two amazing sisters in SE Asia whose passion for the Kingdom and helping women trapped in human trafficking led them to launch House of Diamonds. Their business supports their recovery and reclamation while selling beautiful products online. The energy of this episode will bless you! We promise! Learn more and make purchases at hod-indonesia.com .
Oct 15, 202227:42
BAM—The Complete How To Roadmap
C. Neal Johnson, PhD, publishes his second, comprehensive guide to all things BAM. “Business as Mission in a Nutshell,” is an ambitious title but Neal’s second book on the topic delivers. Neal and Mike Baer discuss the book, the message, and Neal’s journey in BAM. To contact Neal directly, go to fromnealspen.com or email him at email@example.com
Oct 01, 202232:18
The Steward Investor
Most Christians think of “stewardship” as giving—to church, to missions, to charity. But what if we “stewarded” our investments for God’s Kingdom as we try to do with our giving? What if we viewed our portfolios as God’s investment that we manage for Him? Don Simmons, financial professional and investment advisor, has written a powerful book, “The Steward Investor”, and shares the key ideas on this episode. You can learn more about the book at thestewardinvestor.com/ and the Kingdom Investment services his firm provides at stewardadvisorsgroup.com.
Sep 15, 202227:54
Still Going Strong
Bill Job, one of the earliest practitioners of BAM is still at it. Pandemic, illness, family struggles, relocating—none of these have cramped his God-given entrepreneurial spirit. Enjoy this episode as Bill shares some of the wisdom that God has shared with him over the last 4 decades.
Aug 31, 202235:44
Pastor Rod Returns!
The “business pastor” Rod St. Hill of Brisbane Australia returns to share more insights on how to equip business leaders to make disciples in the market place. Join the pastor of Ignite Church to learn more. Listen and share this with pastors you know…maybe yours!
Aug 14, 202234:47
Co-Laborer Creates Co-Working Business in Colombia
Joel Ballew is not your average business guy seeking to do BAM. He’s a former business leader turned missionary turned BAMMER. It’s a great story filled with great energy and enthusiasm. Co-working was on the grow before the pandemic and now, as workers “return” and entrepreneurs launch companies, it’s on fire. You can learn more about the business at www.thecolabor.com and Joel welcomes direct contact via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jul 28, 202234:12
Marketplace Leadership: An Example and a Coach
Mark Bilton is a well known and highly respected Christian business leader in Australia. His story as a believer in business, executive, leadership coach, and strategist is most encouraging and very challenging. He also writes and you get his books just about anywhere. You can find out more about Mark, his work, and his books at these sites. http://calledtobusiness.com/ http://thoughtpatrol.com/ and https://www.amazon.com/Monday-Matters-Video-Leaders-Guide/dp/0994235224/ref=sr_1_3?crid=QF1XL2IN434C&keywords=monday+matters+bilton&qid=1654571447&s=books&sprefix=monday+matters+bilton%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C384&sr=1-3
Jul 15, 202231:38
BAM Companies Need Good Governance, Too!
Governance expert, David Mustine, discusses why accountability and oversight matter to BAM companies. This is a rarely talked about topic but needs to be part of our BAM dialogue. David is founder of CDMPartnersLtd and can be contacted directly at email@example.com. Other resources mentioned in the show are boardsource.org, nacdonline.org, and efca.org.
Jul 01, 202231:49
Investing for the Kingdom
It’s a lot more than giving. For the BAM movement to really impact the world, we also need believers to become Kingdom Investors. Providing capital for startups and scale ups based on solid Biblical and business principles is vital. Learn from Dick Weidner, respected Kingdom Investor, fund manager, and founder of Legacy Ventures Network. Learn more at www.legacyventuresnetwork.com
Jun 15, 202237:58
Coffee? Yes, please.
Meet Dave Price, visionary Coffee and BAM advocate. Dave has worked within the Global BAM community to push what he calls CAM—Coffee as Mission. It’s not about coffee shops but the entire coffee industry from farmers to baristas.
May 30, 202230:55
A Long Time BAM Pioneer
Dwight Nordstrom is a well known BAM pioneer. He was one of the very first to take BAM seriously and launched over 30 large kingdom companies in SE Asia. Dwight’s passion, experience, and commitment to growing, sustainable businesses has resulted in profit, kingdom impact, and needed “standing” in the countries his companies have served in. For more information on Dwight’s work, go to Priusa.com
May 16, 202230:46
More BAM Wisdom (2)
This is Part II of Larry Sharp’s “lessons learned” in BAM. Larry’s heart and experience help us avoid traps that many early BAMMERS have fallen into. Larry is an experienced missionary, professor, coach, and board member. Currently serving with IBEC Ventures and TriVenture—the BAM Launchpad. HTTPS://TriVenture.com
Apr 29, 202230:29
BAM Wisdom (1)
Larry Sharp, PhD, shares more BAM Wisdom in part 1 of 2 episodes this month. This conversation focuses on having a strong foundation and clear purpose, if you want to do more than just get by. Larry is a respected teacher, professor, BAM Coach, sits on the board for Freedom Business Alliance.
Apr 15, 202225:33
Empowering Women in Kenya through BAM
In this episode we get a wonderful update on Imani Collective (Kenya) from founder, Jenny Nuccio and her US partner, Hailey Bickham. This is a tremendous business having big impact on women in Africa. Check out their website at www.imanicollective.com Jenny was one of our earliest guests on this podcast and still one of the favorites.
Mar 31, 202233:33
Coconuts and the Kingdom
Erik Olson helped found Dignity Coconuts in the Philippines and it’s a shining example of all the best parts of BAM. Solid business. A measurably better product. Caring for people. Environmental impact. Discipleship. Explore their products at www.dignitycoconuts.com or buy them on Amazon.
Mar 14, 202238:53
The BAM Movement is in virtually every country on earth. This episode introduces Carrie-Anne Ballantyne, co-founder of BAM Canada. Listen as she outlines what God is doing there! Links for this episode include https://businessasmission.ca, https://thirdpathinitiative.com, and patreon.com/BAMStories
Feb 28, 202231:03
One of the pillars of the modern BAM movement is David Skews. David’s story is a wonderful account of God’s redemption and utilization of a remarkable individual. As a teacher, story teller, mentor, friend and business leader, David has helped lead and develop BAM for the last 20 years. Learn more about him at www.turnthecoin.com
Feb 14, 202220:54
Business and Human Trafficking
Return guest, Rachel Nelson, is the Executive Director of Freedom Business Alliance. Https://freedombusinessalliance.com FBA exists to mobilize and equip companies around the world to make a difference in the dark area of human trafficking and sex slavery. Her update is important as this month is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month in the USA.
Jan 26, 202227:54
God’s Banker Turned BAM Catalyst
Jun Shiomitsu is a powerful example of God using all the preparations of life for His plan. Jun has a banking and economics background, an MBA from Cambridge, a global banking pedigree and God brought it all together to launch the Avoda Group business development in Uganda. Learn more at www.avodagroup.org.
Jan 17, 202224:47
Globe Trotting BAM Trainer
Lawrence Turner has traveled the world implementing BAM among the neediest and least reached using a simple but effective program. To learn more, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan 03, 202235:04
You Don’t Have to Cross an Ocean
So many think you have to leave home to do BAM. But what if that’s not God’s plan for you? Heather Maloney, of Contact Point, is making a Kingdom Impact in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia. This is her story. contactpoint.com.au
Dec 15, 202124:37
BAM Venture Capital
Dec 01, 202133:45
A BAM Coach
Nov 15, 202120:21
Setting the Captives Free
The dark world of human trafficking and sex slavery is alarming and frightening. Yet BAM is making inroads to help free those caught in this terrible bondage and keeping them out. Meet Rachel Nelson, Executive Director of Freedom Business Alliance. Visit their website at freedombusinessalliance.com
Nov 01, 202130:30
Mark Plummer has been a driving force in BAM training around the world. Hear his vision for the next chapter in his journey. For more information go to bamtraining.org/
Oct 15, 202120:49
High Tech BAM in Brazil
Meet Danilo Brizola of Snowman Labs—a software engineering and design shop in Curitiba, Brazil. Danilo’s company is built on a solid Kingdom foundation and serves clients around the world.
Oct 01, 202127:04