Business as Mission: The Power of Business in the Kingdom of God
Business as Mission
Author: Baer, Michael. 2012.
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 this book, 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 to lead organizations that significantly impact the world.