LinkedIn Friends, Connections, and Groups:
I am at a transitional point in my career. I am very interested in the business as mission movement (including domestic urban and rural redevelopment) and have written a book (Eden’s Bridge: The Marketplace in Creation and Mission) on the topic of the integration of Christian faith and economics (Wipf & Stock Publishers – January, 2012, available in print or Kindle from Amazon.com).
I have a long history of small business ownership, development, and management (nearly thirty years) and received a seminary degree in evangelism and mission in 2006. I have also worked in cooperatives and academic settings. I am looking to put the complementary experiences of those tracks of my life to work to serve building the Kingdom of God through marketplace mission.
I invite your input as to how I might put myself to work to serve those ends, and how I might serve your ministry through consultation, research, strategic planning, outreach (in a marketing sense), and so on. I welcome requests for freelance consulting and am interested in telecommuting opportunities in business ministry pursuits (as I am based semi-permanently in Atlanta, GA). I have intentionally studied across a broad spectrum of disciplines in my lifetime with particular focus on organizational development and business planning, leadership development (especially in biblical context), creative marketing (fledgling businesses must use guerilla tactics!), and Christian ethics.
Let me know your thoughts, especially how I might utilize the broad range of professional skills I have developed (which can be seen in my LinkedIn profile). Also, please feel free to review my blog at http://www.edensbridge.org and provide feedback.
Thank you in advance for any thoughts or advice.
David B. Doty