The Mission of Marketplace Ministries Worldwide is to share the love and message of Jesus by utilizing Mission Through Business ventures in places of great need throughout the world.
One of the greatest needs in the developing world is a means to help people escape the grip of poverty and develop their God given gifts and talents. At Marketplace Ministries Worldwide we are passionate about the emerging business as mission movement and the way it is mobilizing a previously untapped resource of the church: that is, those in the Christian business community. In spite of a growing missionary presence, many of the world’s people have yet to hear the Gospel due to various factors. At the same time there is no country that is not interested in its own economic betterment. Western businesses, including those that are Christian, and the capital they bring to developing and restricted access nations are rarely turned away. Therefore, we believe that business offers a unique platform from which to share the love and grace of Jesus with the world.
MISSION THROUGH BUSINESS – BUSINESS AS MISSION – BAM
While some may not connect business and mission, the power of the synergy should not be ignored.
“Business as Mission is a commercial business venture, intentionally devoted to being used as an instrument of God’s mission (missio Dei) to the world. BAM companies minister to all those who are directly in the business’s sphere of influence, such as, their workforce and their families, suppliers, vendors, customers and clients.”
(Business as Mission, C. Neal Johnson, pg. 28)