Maybe you’ve seen the term BAM in recent Foursquare publications. And maybe that’s caused you to hearken back to early comic strips where the good guys KAPOW the bad guys.
As silly as that may sound, BAM—Business As Mission—is like a spiritual knockout punch, opening doors for the gospel not only in closed communities here in the U.S., but also in closed nations, simultaneously furthering our God-given cultural mandate (Gen. 1:28-30) and the Abrahamic Covenant (Gen. 22:15-18).
As Charles Balan, assisting minister at Hope Chapel (Apex Foursquare Church) in Apex, N.C., notes in this Studio session from Foursquare Connection 2015, Foursquare has quickly embraced the concept of Business As Mission and seen that operating businesses as believers opens the door for evangelism, discipleship and church planting.
If you’re an entrepreneur wondering how your calling is a kingdom calling, or a pastor looking for ways to encourage and engage the business-minded people in your congregation, take some time with Aly Salz, assisting minister at SouthLake (Lake Oswego Foursquare Church) in West Linn, Ore., and the rest of the BAM team.
Foursquare has seen that operating businesses as believers opens the door for evangelism, discipleship and church planting.
To see more from Connection 2015, click here.