I had a request the other day about BAM resources. Following was my reply. These are only a very small portion of the resources I have accumulated but offer a pretty good overview.
Here are some titles and links that I would recommend. It should talk you longer than you have to investigate all of these thoroughly. I would advise starting with the video of Rudy Carrasco at www.twofortygroup.com. Rudy is one of the directors of Partners Worldwide, is active in the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) where I first met him, and is active with the Acton Institute and will be speaking at the Acton University conference (which I be attending next week).
God is at Work – Ken Eldred – business as missions foundations, including key models
Business as Mission – C. Neal Johnson – the BAM textbook, so to speak (comprehensive)
Business as Mission – Michael Baer – a foundational text on BAM values
Bridging the Gap – Bruce Bradshaw – connecting evangelism and BAM
Eden’s Bridge – David Doty (HEY! That’s me!) – theology of the marketplace
www.povertycure.org – BAM initiative and organizational (partners links) of the Acton Institute
www.acton.org – Acton Institute – think tank, integration of faith and economics
www.businessasmissionnetwork.com – BAM links and organizations
www.businessasmission.org – YWAM, Youth with a Mission is one of the most progressive missions organizations in BAM
www.partnersworldwide.org – a very sophisticated missions organization that is highly focused on BAM
www.bamthinktank.org – one year global BAM think tank of the Lausanne Committee
www.ccda.org – Christian Community Development Association, predominantly focused on domestic inner city redevelopment but starting to go global
Let me know any questions or thoughts that you have. I love to talk about the integration of our faith and economics, and especially BAM.