Business as a Ministry (BaaM): A Kingdom Perspective
In the heart of the Gospel message is the call to love our neighbors and be stewards of the gifts God has bestowed upon us. Business as a Ministry, often abbreviated as BaaM, is a reflection of this divine mandate, weaving together the world of commerce with the Great Commission. It’s not just about business; it’s about Kingdom-building.
BaaM is a transformative approach to business, where enterprises are not solely driven by profits, but by a God-given purpose. It’s about recognizing that businesses can be powerful platforms to spread the love of Christ, serve communities, and bring about holistic transformation in people’s lives. Whether it’s by caring for staff beyond wages, supporting missions, or creating products that meaningfully benefit the community, BaaM-oriented businesses see their work as a form of worship and service to the Lord.
The Bible reminds us in Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” BaaM is a manifestation of this scripture, urging business leaders and entrepreneurs to view their ventures as ministries. It’s about seeing every transaction, every partnership, and every business decision as an opportunity to glorify God and advance His Kingdom on Earth.
In a world where the love of money often takes precedence, BaaM stands as a beacon of hope, showcasing that businesses can be both profitable and purposeful. By aligning our business practices with God’s heart for the world, we can be instruments of His grace, bringing hope, justice, and love to every corner of the globe.
Business as a Ministry (BaaM): My Story
Many years ago, Christian mentors and business leaders inspired, encouraged, and challenged me to leading like Jesus. It was such a transformational time for me and one that gave a new purpose to business and to utilizing my skills for more than just business as usual.
I felt called to build a GREAT business for a GREATER purpose. To run each Business as a Ministry.
Today, while I do not do so perfectly, I aim to lead in a way that models for and inspires others in how they run their companies. To seek first the kingdom and trust the Lord for the things we need to do our work and to bring benefit and inspiration to all those we interact with.
My hope is that in some way, though I fail often, I might inspire other Christian business leaders to seek a higher purpose for their work as well.