9781596692787

The Missional Entrepreneur: Principles and Practices for Business As Mission

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  • ISBN13:

    9781596692787

  • ISBN10:

    1596692782

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/4/2010
  • Publisher: Ecampus Direct

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Summary

The globalization of business has provided Christians opportunities like never before-if our principles and practices are sound. Dr. Mark L. Russell examines the biblical basis for business as mission, including an in-depth analysis of the Apostle Paul's work, and then present fresh, practical insights for business leaders based on his extensive research overseas. He takes a thorough, holistic approach to the many issues involved in business as mission, and aspiring practitioners and veteran entrepreneurs will be encouraged and challenged by Russell's stories, examples, and applications.

Author Biography

Mark L. Russell, PhD has gained tremendous international understanding in his time living and working in Russia, Chile, and Germany, and in his extensive travel to more than 70 countries to carry out a variety of business, educational, humanitarian, and religious projects. Mark has been published in more than 50 academic and popular level publications. Mark lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife, Laurie, and their children, Noah and Anastasia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 8
Forewordp. 9
Fundamentalsp. 11
Introduction to Business as Missionp. 13
The Foundations of Businessp. 31
Shalomp. 47
Service, Profits, and Salariesp. 61
Learning from the Apostle Paulp. 77
Paul's Contextp. 79
Paul's Tradep. 91
Paul's Choicep. 109
Motivations and Mind-Setp. 131
Current and Historical Trends and Parallelsp. 133
Examining Motivesp. 149
Two Journeys in BAMp. 169
Blessers or Converters?p. 183
Best Practicesp. 201
Setting a Coursep. 203
Navigating Culturep. 213
Challenges and Competitionp. 233
Insights for Missions Agenciesp. 241
Special Topicsp. 257
Missional Leadershipp. 259
Reflections on Offshoringp. 277
Endnotesp. 291
Glossary of Termsp. 301
Recommended Resourcesp. 305
Indexp. 309
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