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Michael R. Baer

Business as Mission

The Power of Business in the Kingdom of God

Business as Mission rejects the unbiblical thinking that ministry and business are by definition separate activities -- that our lives can be compartmentalized into the sacred and secular.

We are living in the Business Age. The historic role of nation states is rapidly being replaced by the corporation. Like never before, Christian business leaders have the chance to play a pivotal role in transforming society and spreading the gospel. But seizing this opportunity requires thinking differently about God, about his kingdom, about his purposes in the world, and about business.

While some Christian professionals dream of being "freed from business" to go into the ministry or see business as enemy territory to be invaded for Christ, others are convinced that Christian principles simply don't work in the "real world." In Business as Mission, Michael Baer challenges each of these positions. He rejects the unbiblical thinking that ministry and business are by definition separate activities -- that our lives can be compartmentalized into the sacred and secular. Instead he guides business leaders in developing the vital characteristics of a kingdom business -- the kind of business that will free them to live fully integrated lives and lead organizations that significantly impact the world.

Michael R. Baer has worked in the field of organizational and leadership development for over twenty-five years. He has founded several businesses, including a business advisory and strategic consulting firm (his current company), a construction and remodeling business, and a bed and breakfast inn. In addition, as executive director of an international mission organization specializing in microenterprise, Mike has launched a small business incubation process used in over seventeen countries.

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