Related to Tentmaking
discusses Tentmaking as used by the Apostle Paul, which enables professionals
to reach people in countries otherwise closed to
An Open Door Strategy to Unreached Nations
A Study Guide - Working Your Way to the Nations:
A Guide to Effective Tentmaking
InterVarsity Press, 1997
Tentmaking is a subject of strategic importance to world evangelization. The
concept is biblical, historical precedents abound, and today’s
missionary context demands it. This book will fill a gap in the area since it
provides a set of essays on effective tentmaking by experienced and
knowledgeable missions specialists from around the world. Its concerns are
practical but what makes this book doubly useful is the fact that it is designed
as a study text either for individual or group use.
Anyone contemplating the tentmaking role would be well advised to check out this book. Edited by
Jonathan Lewis, Wm Carey Library, 1993, 193pp (Source: Mission Books)
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Wilson, Jr., J. Christy.
Wheaton, IL: Tyndale, 1979.
LIBRARY MISSION; SMALL BUSINESS
Due to the skyrocketing costs of missions tentmaking is becoming a more viable
option. But this book also looks at the fact that many people go overseas
to work. People from many different professions. The book aims at educating
these professional people to the understanding that they can become
tentmakers—missionaries with professions. This is a major work on
tentmaking that has motivated many of the present world tentmakers.
Tentmakers Speak: Practical Advice from over 400 Missionary Tentmakers.
Regal Books, 1989. ISBN#: 0830713212.
A significant proportion of the world’s population cannot be reached by
traditional missionary methods. But millions of these same people can be
reached with the gospel through the non-traditional ministry of tentmaking. This
volume provides you with the invaluable insight of over 400 veteran tentmakers
worldwide. TMQ Research, California, 1987, 99pp Source: Mission Books)
House Church Planting Resources
CHURCH MULTIPLICATION GUIDE: Helping Churches to Reproduce Locally and
by George Patterson and Richard Scoggins.
Brings into focus those Biblical discipling
principles that have been used by the Holy Spirit for church growth by
conversion and reproduction. The theory is combined with practical steps to
start and maintain a movement of church reproduction. Dr. Ralph D. Winter
highly recommends this book.
This guide is available
free download Click Here
Business & Tentmaking
Gately, Ian & Jean
My Reasonable Service
Pentland Press, 1995.
Experience-based and practical advice for those considering work abroad,
includes resource list for training and jobs; bibliography and more.
Suter, Heinz & Gmur, Dr. Marco.
Business Power for God’s Purpose
published by VkG, CH-3280 Greng-Murten, Switzerland, 1997.
An evaluation of the biblical, historical and contemporary use of business in
fulfilling the task of the great commission. Major ethical ramifications
Danker, William J.
Profit for the Lord.
Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 1971.
LIBRARY BIOGRAPHY; MISSIONS
A surprising account of the various ways in which missionaries have utilised
business enterprises to assist the planting of the church and the benefit
of new converts. It specifically studies the Moravians and the Basel Mission
Trading Company, concentrating particularly on the economic structures they
created to support their mission work. (Source: Mission Books)
Vision and Purpose for Business
The Businessperson’s Handbook for
Understanding and Practicing Business as Missions: Manual One
BY Sharon Bentch Swarr / Dwight Nordstrom
The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development,
a program of the University of the Nations, was founded in l997 to mobilize and
equip men and women for the task of missions through business. This handbook is
the beginning of a series of manuals that will assist individuals called to
business as missions in communicating their call and securing their success.
The book is divided into three sections. Section one and
section two present the biblical vision, call, and the purpose for business as
mission. Section three addresses the strategy of partnership between mission
organizations and businesses. It also introduces practical topics that will be
covered more thoroughly in subsequent manuals.
Fourth Frontier - Exploring the
world of work
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE
A new book exploring the institution of work.
Stephen Graves & Dr. Thomas Addington
territory lies at the rim of the New Economy, a territory that has been around
since the beginning of time but that is uncharted and foreign to most followers
of Christ in the 21st century. It's the territory of work: the Fourth Frontier.
Business strategists Stephen Graves and Thomas Addington approach this frontier
with the outward observation that it is ripe with opportunity and the inward
realization that we are commanded to do so by our King. Unlike other
God-ordained institutions-church, family, and government-followers of Christ
routinely treat work as a necessity: something we must do to make a living, a
separate and disconnected entity of existence. Addington and Graves show that
work, in fact, is ordained by God. By exploring such landscapes as calling,
devotion, stewardship, influence, integrity and rest, readers can discover how
to have a Kingdom influence in the marketplace while living an integrated life
in the Fourth Frontier.
Matters to God
by Doug Sherman, William
determine what God wants you to do with your life is extremely tough. (An
understatement!) Bill Hendricks and co-author Doug Sherman have done an excellent
job telling the reader exactly why his or her work is important, and why it is
important to THE Creator of all work. If you are "searching for
significance", "Your Work Matters To God" is a definite read! www.faithpoint.com
Winter, Ralph D. (Editor)and Hawthorne, Steven
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: A Reader
William Carey Library Publishers, 1992.
This book is a multi-faceted collection of readings focused on the
biblical, cultural, and strategic dimensions of the task of world
evangelization. The editors have pooled the contributions of over 70 authors to
provide laymen and college students with an introduction to the history and
potential of the World Christian Movement.