Category: Leader Profiles

We Have a Mandate to Act: Stories from BAM Global, Part 3

Arleen Westerhof initiated the European Economic Summit. Since 2014, Christians active in the area of business, economics, and policymaking have gathered yearly in Amsterdam. Before starting the EES, Arleen prayed fervently for influential Christians to rise up. She now witnesses answers to these prayers: “I see skilled and anointed followers of Jesus Christ all around the globe involved in social…

Seminary Spotlight: Criswell College

By Barry Creamer; reprinted from the Oikonomia Network. 2018 was a banner year for Criswell College. We celebrated our one-year anniversary as an Oikonomia Network partner school, and we took steps to begin the largest and most comprehensive undertaking in the school’s nearly 50-year history. Ministry-Minded in All Vocations While many of our graduates in the past have gone on…

A Restaurant With a Mission: Stories From BAM Global, Part 1

With this post we begin a new series of excerpts from the book BAM Global Movement: Business as Mission Concept & Stories by Gea Gort and Mats Tunehag, with the kind permission of Hendrickson Publishers. Through working in my business, I’m experiencing more of God,” says Faouzi Chihabi. “I have my faith in my head and heart, but now it’s also flowing through…

Seminary Spotlight: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

By Evan Lenow Reprinted from the Oikonomia Network Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is located deep in the heart of Texas in Fort Worth. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex enjoys a bustling economy and steady population growth. As a result, we have a great opportunity to address the integration of faith and work within our community. Through the work of the Land…

The Faith and Work Summit: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Remember all those Faith at Work Summit posts from a few months ago? Recently we checked in with Greg Forster, one of the 2018 Summit’s organizers, about the impact of the Summit – and its future. TGR: Two months after the Summit, how would you reflect on its impact? GF: I think we have really put two huge issues on…

Seminary Spotlight: Fuller Theological Seminary

By Mark Roberts Reprinted from the Oikonomia Network website. Fuller Seminary remains grateful for the work of the Oikonomia Network and deeply committed to our common goals. In the past year, we have continued to help all our students grapple with issues of work and calling in required core courses. We have entered the second year of our D.Min. cohort that…