Vision: Discipling Marketplace Leaders envisions every church discipling every member to be the church in every marketplace so that all may flourish.
Mission: Discipling Marketplace Leaders educates, equips, and empowers the local church to establish a ministry that disciples every believe to live out work as worship and mission.
What’s In Our Name:
Discipling – This is not a program, it is a ministry that requires lifelong discipleship to do our work as worship, to the glory of God!
Marketplace – The marketplace is that combination of business, education, and government, the key systems that make up a nation.
Leaders – A leader directs a business, organization, or group and has influence or power. 1 Peter 2:9 tells that we are a “chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
Our mandate: When the Business as Mission Movement began to gather momentum, the Lausanne Commission wrote a recommendation to the Global Church in 2004. It states:
• We call upon the Church worldwide to identify, affirm, pray for, commission and release business people and entrepreneurs to exercise their gifts and calling as business people in the world – among all peoples and to the ends of the earth.
• We call upon business people globally to receive this affirmation and to consider how their gifts and experience might be used to help meet the world’s most pressing spiritual and physical needs through Business as Mission.
This recommendation starts with the Church and then flows to the individual business owner. We believe this is the proper order for this work and have sought to carry out empowering the Church empower business people so that business people can use their gifts for the world and at a local level .
Please watch Dr. Reed-Thomson and Dr. Emeline Nde share their thoughts about the opportunity for the church to empower all members to do their work as an act of worship.