Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Ignatius Meimaris
This course will explore the concepts of business and missions and how the two interrelate in today’s world. It will include the theology, cross-cultural aspects, practical challenges of utilising business as mission and the issues as well as the benefits that arise from attempting to incorporate the two.
How This Course Benefits Students:
As the concept of “Business as Mission” evolves in the last two plus decades, there have been several perspectives as to what it means. The student who feels called to engage in this venue or still explores possibilities of involvement will be able to clarify their view and to form their own understanding as to how they can utilise business in the world of missions. The MARKETPLACE MINISTRY Occasional Paper No. 40 of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization p.9 quoting R. Paul Stevens states that “Business as Mission, while again involving a spectrum of views, by the very name, sees business itself, as a form of mission in itself not merely a means to mission.”
Why This Course Is Important:
This course will give the student a holistic approach to the importance of any type of business in the missional endeavour, and the reality that God is very involved in the marketplace and eager to see the salvation through Christ in the lives of people no matter where the student happens to be at work.