Business Persons

Prove It! | by Tom Bassford

By | February 1st, 2019|Categories: Business Persons, Church Missions, Missional Communities, Partner, Philanthropy, ReThink Missions, ReThink Poverty, Sustainability|

The church in North America is losing ground in attendance, influence, credibility and virtually every other category that really matters.  It’s becoming increasingly apparent that, if the Church really wants to be the hope of the world, then it [...]

$50,000 Gift to Launch the 3.0 Fund!

By | December 28th, 2018|Categories: Business Persons, Church Missions, Entrepreneurship, flourishing, Philanthropy, ReThink Poverty, Sustainability, Work|

Investing charitable dollars in for-profit businesses to help the poor. Significant Matters is excited to announce the formation of the 3.0 Fund.  Many churches and especially the business-minded people of those churches are coming to see the rationale and possibilities of [...]

A Thing To Be Done | by Tom Bassford

By | December 14th, 2018|Categories: Business Persons, Church Missions, Dignity, Entrepreneurship, flourishing, Join the Conversation, ReThink Missions, ReThink Poverty, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Work|

"But remember: if prayer be anything at all, it is a thing to be done."  George MacDonald Sooner or later even the most reluctant among us finds a use for prayer.  Scrooge found his knees at the end of [...]

VIDEO – Michael Saccocio, City Mission Schenectady | Gaining Influence in a Post-Christian Culture

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Business Persons, Church Missions, Dignity, Entrepreneurship, flourishing, ReThink Missions, SATtalk Video 2018, Work|

WATCH THE VIDEO...   Even as our culture drifts farther away from a Biblical world-view, there are now great opportunities for the church to gain influence and make an even greater impact in our communities.  It is exciting that the path [...]

VIDEO – Cheryl Cuthbertson, Children of the Nations | Realigning the Role of the Church, Non-profits and the Poor

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Business Persons, Church Missions, Dignity, Entrepreneurship, flourishing, Partner, ReThink Missions, SATtalk Video 2018, Sustainability|

WATCH THE VIDEO...   Over the last several decades, non-profits have played an increasing role advocating and providing services for the global poor and disenfranchised. The initial role of the Christian non-profit was to bring the church safely into a sustainable [...]

VIDEO – Oye Waddell, Hustle PHX | Re-Imagining Local Missions and the Role of Entrepreneurship

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Business Persons, Church Missions, Dignity, Entrepreneurship, flourishing, ReThink Missions, ReThink Poverty, SATtalk Video 2018, Uncategorized|

WATCH THE VIDEO...   Some of the best natural entrepreneurs in the United States are in underserved urban communities. They are called hustlers – visionary risk-takers who seize the opportunity to move product and turn a profit. They have the God-given [...]

VIDEO – Dr. Justin Beene, Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation | Prophetic Entrepreneurship

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Business Persons, Church Missions, Dignity, Entrepreneurship, flourishing, ReThink Missions, ReThink Poverty|

WATCH THE VIDEO...   In the next 30 years the population will likely increase by 2.5 billion people with most of that being absorbed by urban areas.  This massive growth of our cities will continue to magnify the challenges of poverty, [...]

Millennials and Missions – Not Your Traditional Approach | Part 1

By | January 10th, 2018|Categories: Business Persons, Church Missions, Entrepreneurship, flourishing, Join the Conversation, Partner, ReThink Missions, SATtalk Video 2016, Sustainability, Work|

Millennials and Missions - Not Your Traditional Approach | Part 1... Justin Carney grew up on a small farm in southern Missouri.  In his early 20’s a missionary came to his church and talked about unreached people groups, gave him [...]

It is Good to be Children Sometimes | by Tom Bassford

By | December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Business Persons, Church Missions, Dignity, flourishing, Join the Conversation, ReThink Missions, ReThink Poverty, Work|

Coffee, beer, brussel sprouts; those are things that I now love but for which I had to acquire a taste.  There are many things over the course of one’s life for which they acquire a taste and come to love. [...]

Bob Lupton, FCS | Wealth Creators: The New Missionaries

By | November 13th, 2017|Categories: Business Persons, Church Missions, Entrepreneurship, flourishing, SATtalk Video 2017, Sustainability, Work|

Bob Lupton is a Christian community developer and entrepreneur who brings together communities of resource with communities of need. Lupton has invested the past 43 years of his life in inner-city Atlanta where his life’s work has been the rebuilding [...]