Business for Transformation

Discovering B4T; The Next Generation Doing Cross Cultural Transformation

WHAT IF? OR WHAT IS!

This post is contributed by a former worker in Turkey. Master, we are perishing… And Jesus said to them, “Where is your faith?” (Luke 8:24–25). When I read the account of Jesus calming the sea in Luke 8, I was struck by his response to the disciples.  They express to...

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HARD PRESSED

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 Have ever felt like Paul in this passage? Disappointments, obstacles, failures, conflicts, struggles...

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RELATIONSHIPS – A FAMILY REMINDER

In the book “If It Ain’t Broke ... Break It!” Robert Kriegel shares a story I’ve never forgotten.   I knew all about focusing on strengths and not emphasizing weaknesses, I had read the research, I had even written about it.  Yet it slipped my mind when dealing with...

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UNITY & DIVERSITY INTERTWINED

This post is contributed by the wife of an OPEN staff worker. Back when I lived in Morocco one of my favorite things to do was visit the medina* and watch people working on the looms, as they expertly crafted together a vivid tapestry of vibrant colors and patterns...

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IS GOD ENOUGH?

This post is submitted by a worker in the Middle East. His grace is SO GOOD. But you already knew that right? Look at Zechariah in Luke 1. The whole multitude was praying outside during the hour of incense. It’s almost certainly the case that they were praying for the...

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HOW ARE YOU DOING?

God says to us “I remember the devotion of your youth …”  Do we remember the devotion we had as a new believer? How does it rate with our zeal for God today?  Are we full of the little things that bless God, or are we fussing and complaining because we are not getting...

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THE TRANSFORMATIONAL PLAN

This is the last part in a series of 5 on writing business plans. Integrating your business plan with your ministry plan is a nonnegotiable. You may write them as one proposal or as two separate plans, but when presented to Christian investors and churches they need...

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LAUNCHING A BUSINESS – INVOLVE BUSINESSPEOPLE AT HOME

This is the fourth in a series of 5 on writing business plans. Journeys do not always go as planned. It is about taking one step at a time. Solomon speaks to this when he wrote, “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps [1].” Entrepreneurs are often...

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COMMON BUSINESS PLAN MISTAKES

Wise planning will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe. (Proverbs 2:11) This is the third part in a series of 5 on writing business plans. Getting ready to start your business requires planning—doing research in your field.  Market research is essential...

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6 REASONS TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN

This is the second part in a series of 5 on writing business plans. Preparing a business plan benefits a B4Ter in at least six ways. A Map A business plan is like a map; once it is complete you can follow the directions to your destination. The business plan is a...

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T4T: Thought for Today

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

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