Bigger and Focused
As I mentioned last week, Lausanne is focusing on Business as Mission this month on their Global Conversation. There are an excellent set of articles to give you greater depth of thinking about this important model of ministry. Last week Jo Plummer of www.businessasmission.com wrote a piece called "Thinking Bigger about Business" where she says, "However, I believe we are missing out when we think about business only in terms of a particular strategy. We need to think bigger about business." In the article Jo challenges us to consider God's design for business larger than any particular strategy or focus.
In my response to her article, I affirm her challenge but focus on a challenge of my own. I see people using the mantra of Business as Mission in the loosest of ways. It is important for us to define our terms clearly and be specific as we expand our understanding of what God might want to do through business. Take a minute to read Jo's post and my response.
About Ministry Platforms
Every one of us who is involved in ministry today work from the platforms available to us. Some utilize business, others medicine, and still others education. Platforms are powerful connection points but they must be used wisely and for the right reasons. This blog is designed to help you understand the platforms that you have access to and how to connect with people for Kingdom purposes through those platforms. We look forward to interacting with you about this key topic.
Joseph Vijayam - Managing Director of Olive Technology
Joseph Vijayam manages the company’s overall business planning and corporate strategy. Prior to founding Olive, he served as the Chief Executive of Matrix Computer Consultancy, India. He earned a B.S. with highest honors in Computer Science from Biola University, CA, USA, and an MBA in Information Systems from Georgia State University, GA, USA. Along with his focus on global IT solutions, Joseph has years of experience in Christian ministry around the world and is an advocate in the Business as Mission movement that is striving to engage people everywhere through various business platforms.