Our vision is to see biblical values transform communities through business. We start with the idea that God gifts and calls some people for business. This, in and of itself, has the enormous capacity for good and done appropriately, is sustainable in its impact.
Through a two-pronged strategy that focuses on (1) job makers and (2) job seekers, we’re seeing the cycle of poverty broken as business owners operate to maximize Kingdom impact. We want to see gospel-centered business fulfilling its vital role in Jesus’ mission to reach the nations. Focusing on local entrepreneurs who are Jesus followers, we support spiritual discipleship initiatives by empowering indigenous Jesus followers and communities for the work of ministry (Eph. 4:12). This also strengthens the local churches in poor communities and those without access to the gospel message, for the work of multiplying believers. Kingdom-minded enterprises also create a business ecosystem that’s self-sustaining and able to grow and multiply through training and mentoring. Through the attention of an experienced business developer, local entrepreneurs’ grow the spiritual impact of their businesses.
Entrepreneurship is a crucial part of the solution to poverty alleviation, job creation, and economic growth, transforming both individual lives and entire communities. Catalytic teams provide training and assistance, pre-and-post-business start-up, including creating a robust business plan, facilitating local support groups, and teaching innovation techniques and product development. As we mentor in business, we also teach what the Bible says about work, money, and serving Jesus in the workplace.
Lord, we are so grateful to be part of Your work and to share the love and joy You give us. We pray You would send out more dedicated small business trainers who are willing to live and work long-term in unreached people groups.
Thank you for considering a gift to further the work of OM. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us on 1-800-899-0432.