What is Tentmaking?

Tentmaking is a strategic and powerful missions strategy. It allows you to use your vocation to reach the nations. Tentmaking is a real alternative and indispensible complement to vocational missions. It is much more than an access strategy for closed countries. The Apostle Paul chose Tentmaking over donor support because of its great benefits. Our…

Paul’s Secret

A First-Century Strategy for a 21st Century World Article published in World Christian Magazine – September 2001 Click here to email editor of World Christian Magazine By David English The missions community is backing into tentmaking. Some missionaries now use secular roles as covers to obtain visas – a kind of “stealth missions” to gain…

Tentmaking 101 – Start Your Journey Here

  Dear Visitor, I am excited by your desire to investigate tentmaking! Tentmaking is a strategic and powerful missions strategy. It allows you to use your vocation to reach the nations. Tentmaking is a real alternative and indispensible complement to vocational missions. It is much more than an access strategy for closed countries. Apostle Paul…

Tentmaking as PAM and BAM

Tentmaking or Marketplace Missions: 2 Paths – Profession as Mission (PAM) and Business as Mission (BAM) Tentmakers, whether businesspeople or professionals, go as everyday, workplace Christians working for a living in order to bring Christ to peoples who do not know him. They integrate work and witness. They demonstrate the gospel in everyday life and…

Church-Sending Base for Missions

Some of our GO applicants who wish to serve the Lord abroad as tentmakers or missionaries come from churches with little or no missionary vision. Yet as they go abroad they need moral and prayer support from their home church, and maybe financial support as well. The fact that the applicants are missions-committed gives them…

Tentmaking in church

Why Do Churches Need Tentmaking?

The Tentmaking Model Tentmakers, whether businesspeople or professionals, go as everyday, workplace Christians working for a living in order to bring Christ to peoples who’ve never heard. They integrate work and witness. They demonstrate the gospel in everyday life and communicate Jesus through natural contacts in the workplace and larger community. When people respond, they…