Date(s) - March 1, 2024
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Civic Hotel, Autograph Collection
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A one-day summit of talks, activities, panelists, and connecting.
Business As Mission is more than a conference.
It’s a movement, a cultural shift, a generational impact.
It’s redefining The Great Commission by merging business opportunities with missional initiatives.
Business As Mission will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, business professionals, students and passionate individuals from all over the world, connected by a common cause to create, invest and build businesses with kingdom impact.
Introducing our international Keynote speakers, Gea Gort and Bill Job
Dr. Gea Gort is specialized in Business as Mission (BAM). This concept provides a theological foundation and tools to entrepreneurial individuals to serve society – to the glory of God.
As podcast-host, she explores mindsets and shares stories to trigger the imagination how BAM can look like in different contexts.
As initiator of BAM Moves she develops courses to give insights how to make the spiritual tangible and how to build flourishing cultures.
As coach, she facilitates understanding; on an individual and spiritual level.
As missiologist, journalist and author she does research and writes books and articles. She co-founded and leads BAM Netherlands.
Bill and Kitty moved to China in 1987, at the age of 39, with their two daughters, Patty and Christy, 6 and 8 years old.
In February 1988, Bill was able to start the first of several companies in Xiamen, China. Knowing that he did not know how to run a business there, he planned to stay very small and make many mistakes. The first company was making hand-tied fishing flies. His first partner in the US became sick and died one year into the project. Not wanting to leave, Bill saw the Lord open up new opportunities to start other businesses. He gave the first large company to a local believer to own and operate after 25 years. Over the years, there have been nine different product lines in three companies. All these companies are still operating.
The Lord revealed technical, financial, personnel, manufacturing, and marketing solutions. As Bill saw this happening, he realized every idea he brought with him to China was incorrect regarding how to partner with the Lord to see the Kingdom established in the businesses he would steward.
Today, Bill is most interested in encouraging entrepreneurs and business operators to explore the practical meaning of “steward” regarding their businesses and business ideas.
After traveling worldwide, visiting people starting and operating businesses for the Kingdom, Bill believes we have more to learn about the “easy yoke” Jesus offers. He hopes to help people discover how to experience this offer. Everywhere he goes, he finds people burdened with their load.
For students or for registered not-for-profits, charities or churches, there are a limited number of special rate tickets. Please contact us at [email protected]