Articles and Books about Using Your Professional Skills in Missions
ArticlesGod Means Business: An Introduction to Business as Mission, by Mats Tunehag (YWAM Business as Mission Resource Team). Eight-page booklet serving as an introduction to business as mission.
Business as Mission: Building a Movement that Can Bring Lasting Societal Transformation, by Mats Tunehag (Lausanne Movement). An analysis of this growing global movement.
Business as Mission articles and papers. A curated list of articles, research, and case studies related to the growing BAM movement.
BooksEnglish Teaching as Christian Mission, by Donald Snow (Herald Press). Explores the special role Christian English teachers can have in world mission.
Working Your Way to the Nations: A Guide to Effective Tentmaking, 2nd edition, edited by Jonathan Lewis (IVP Books). Provides insight on the life of a tentmaker and tips for getting started. (You can also download the PDF for free from Global Opportunities).
Tentmaking: The Life and Work of Business as Missions, by Patrick Lai (IVP Books). Manual shares proven, workable alternatives to conventional missionary life.
The Missional Entrepreneur: Principles and Practices for Business as Mission, by Mark Russell (New Hope Publishers). An in-depth look at business as missions in action, focusing on best practices and principles.
All the World Is Singing, by Frank Fortunato, Paul Neeley, and Carol Brinneman (Authentic). Looking for ways to use music in missions? This volume documents the power of music within the global Body of Christ.
Taking It to the Streets: Using the Arts to Transform Your Community, by J. Nathan Corbitt and Vivian Nix-Early (Baker Books). Handbook combines real-life stories with tested methodologies to create a new paradigm for the role of the arts in Christian ministry and mission.
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself, by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert (Moody Publishers). Contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation and ministry to those in need.
Walking with the Poor: Principles and Practices of Transformational Development, by Bryant Myers (Orbis Books). How Christian mission can contribute to dismantling poverty and social evil.
For additional mission resources including blogs, podcasts, events, courses and videos that relate to this topic see our complete mission resources page.