Great Commission Companies: The Emerging Role of Business in Missions

Business as Mission

Publisher: Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press

Author: Rundle, Steve and Steffen, Tom. 2013

ISBN-13: 978-0830838271

Rundle and Steffen believe that globalization is a continuation of God’s plan to bless all the nations of the earth. They spent 5 years studying larger Great Commission Companies believing that they have a larger impact than smaller companies. They look at the intentionality of the business – many Christians own businesses, but are not intentional in their witnessing. They hold that the intentionality is what makes a business owned by a Christian a Great Commission Company. They also believe that a Great Commission Company is one that seeks to reach across cultures into pioneer places with an intentional ministry plan. Such companies intentionally create businesses in strategic locations, pursuing profits while remaining unabashedly Christian in their purpose. By establishing authentic businesses that employ local workers among the least-reached peoples of the world, they contribute to the economic health of the immediate community and also provide avenues for both physical and spiritual ministry.