Dr Tongoi highlights a few inspiring examples of how Christians have lived out their mission in the marketplace over the course of history, and showing how business can truly be a redemptive force in society.
Mergon COO, Gauché Radley, tells the story of how Mergon worked closely with an investee company to divest their investment in a way that ensured their continued growth and success. By involving the investee CEO in the process, empowering him with a stake in the business, and prioritising the interests of all stakeholders, Mergon was able to achieve a win-win exit that left everyone involved satisfied and the business thriving.
A successful serial entrepreneur, Scott Friesen points out that every job created in Africa represents the potential for not only one life to change – but for a whole family to break the cycle of poverty.
In his second article on worldviews, J-D explains how the quantum worldview is having a profound effect on how people understand the universe, and is impacting every aspect of life. He stresses the importance of cultivating a biblical worldview and being vigilant against the subtle lies and confusion that the changing quantum worldview can bring, and gives tips on how to capitalise on the changing paradigms of leadership and management.
Phillipa Geard explores how striving for the perfect balance between work and personal life is unrealistic and can bring about unnecessary feelings of guilt. She suggests instead pursuing work-life integration, which involves blending elements of your career and personal life holistically to achieve better harmony.
Philip shares how a community of entrepreneurs and investors have found a way to blend faith with work that produces fruit. Together they are positively impacting Africa by solving pressing problems in their local communities.
This article by Dr Tongoi provides a thoughtful entry point for those embarking on 'business as mission'. He explains why 'business' and 'mission' are not mutually exclusive terms, and cautions against viewing business as an 'access vehicle' into a community. A great theological and practical overview of how business can be a blessing to the nations.
Convinced that investing in women entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the most effective ways to alleviate poverty, Allie quit her job in San Francisco and moved to Nairobi. Four years' later, she has seen the lives of countless families changed through business coaching and access to capital.
Jan-Derick explores the importance of having a biblical worldview and how it influences various aspects of life, from beliefs and values to decision-making and interactions with the world. He explores various worldviews and explains how our goals can unintentionally conflict with our faith.
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