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WIKIBAMTM is a free encyclopedia for Business As Mission that anyone can edit!


WIKI:(/ˈwɪki/ WIK-ee) BAM:

A Website that allows the creation and editing of any number of interlinked Web pages via a Web browser using a simplified Markup language or a WYSIWYG text editor.[1][2][3]


"Wiki" is a Hawaiian word for FAST.[4]

Business as Mission  (BAM) has four core components. First, it involves a business controlled by Great Commission minded owners and senior management who seek to glorify God with every aspect of the their business operation... Second, it has profit (or at least sustainability) as a goal... Third, it seeks to advance the gospel among less reached peoples of the world... Fourth, it is socially responsible; it does not seek profit at any cost.[5]  As Christians become stewards of their business resources and relationships, God is glorified through the business and the business life of the individual.

"...the ability to be creative, to add value, to make money, to create wealth and come up with new innovations, that provide livelihoods, that help a community develop, that help us live in peace, that close the door on exploitation, that give lives meaning and transform people's values... These are all God’s gifts to us in business!"[6]





 


WIKIBAMTM is a wiki devoted to equipping the BAM community through practical information and case studiesAnyone can create or edit articles, whether a lawyer in Geneva, a homemaker in Kansas or a businessperson in Khartoum.


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References

  1. Dictionary.oed.com, Oxford English Dictionary (draft entry, March 2007). Subscription required
  2. wiki, 1, London: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2007, http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1192819/wiki, retrieved 2008-04-10
  3. Mitchell, Scott (July, 2008), Easy Wiki Hosting, Scott Hanselman's blog, and Snagging Screens, MSDN Magazine, http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc700339.aspx, retrieved 2010-03-09
  4. Wikipedia. "Wiki". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki, retrieved 2011-01-14
  5. Adapted from Walck, Brian, 9 Missiological Insights into Business as Mission. http://www.businessasmissionnetwork.com/2009/02/9-missiological-insights-into-business.html, retrieved 2011-01-14
  6. Plummer, Jo, Thinking Bigger About Business: Being More Effective in Business as Mission. http://www.businessasmission.com/thinkingbigger.html, retrieved 2012-09-12