Mission ONE seeks to further empower Mission ONE’s 20 indigenous, partnering organizations with Missional Business strategies toward financial sustainability and greater ministry impact, by the year 2020.
Mission ONE partner MEM operates a “sacha inchi nut” missional business:
Praise God for the sacha inchi project throughout Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, and [undisclosed country]. We have begun the growth of sacha inchi plants in 11 provinces. Progress is being made to register with agricultural departments in every province that we have farmers working.
The likelihood of churches becoming self-sustaining is quickly becoming a reality. Because of the sacha inchi project Christians are gaining credibility and influence in the local community, thereby enabling them to become community mobilizers instead of a persecuted minority.
Gospel witness is now penetrating the ruling class. Before gospel witness stayed primarily among the lowest class or outclass. Those in the ruling class are also beginning to participate in the sacha inchi project alongside Christians. The gospel now flows into the ruling class from the common Christians and churches.
To date, two of Mission ONE’s indigenous ministry partners have implemented Missional Business strategies. Both are viable in all four bottom-line pursuits. Mission ONE is currently providing professional consulting services for its remaining partners to develop Missional Business plans.
Mission ONE’s growing portfolio includes the following types of Missional Businesses plans:
Completed Missional Business plans are available upon request. For more information, contact Paul Clayton, VP of Missional Business Strategies: firstname.lastname@example.org.