The following is audio from the talk Patrick Lai gave at our recent forum on Business as Mission. In it, Patrick challenges traditional missions strategies and processes and makes a case for what he calls Missions 3.0, in which the key strategy is Business for Transformation: strategically placed businesses in unreached areas designed to create jobs in the local community that bring transformation to a segment of society through evangelism, discipleship and church planting.
The opinions expressed in this recording are those of the speaker and may not reflect the opinions of The Summit Network, but are provided to provoke dialogue about what will be a vital part of the future of missions.
Listen to the Q&A session which followed here.
About the Speaker
A leading author and expert on the subject of business as mission, Patrick Lai has worked in SE Asia for 28 years among unreached people as a serial entrepreneur. During that time, God has enabled his team to plant two churches and two fellowships among Muslims while starting several profitable small businesses. He is the author of Tentmaking: The Life and Work of Business as Missions.