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Tentmakers Resources

7 Reasons Tentmaking Businesses Fail: Lessons Learned in Business as Mission [Kindle Edition]
By Toby Miles

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BB8XSVI/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=1535523722&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=0801090997&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1GZY94VXSPT1C813MN4D
http://www.amazon.com
This e-book addresses 7 key reasons why tentmaking businesses fail and offer simple points of action to help business become successful in it. The author also recommended additional resources that could help those who are planning to become tentmakers.

ACMC Links/Pioneers
http://pioneers.org/Send/acmc.aspx
http://pioneers.org
This page contains links to tentmaking and missionary resources created by ACMC.

Avoiding the Tentmaker Trap (eBook)
By Dan Gibson

http://www.stpt.ca/Avoiding-the-Tentmaker-Trap-EBOOK_p_64.html
http://www.stpt.ca
Avoiding the Tentmaker Trap, Dan Gibson This book covers the Biblical concept of Tentmaking as practiced by the apostle Paul who was both a tentmaker and a missionary. Subjects include the Biblical basis of Tentmaking and the history of Tentmaking. Along with the basics, Dan Gibson introduces us to the Pauline and Priscillan models of tentmaking as found in the Scriptures. He then examines ten traps that tentmakers commonly fall into and ways and methods that successful tentmakers use to overcome these difficulties.

Avoiding the Tentmaker Trap (Paperback)
By Dan Gibson

http://www.amazon.com/Avoiding-Tentmaker-Trap-D-Gibson/dp/0968168507
http://www.amazon.com
Avoiding the Tentmaker Trap, Dan Gibson This book covers the Biblical concept of Tentmaking as practiced by the apostle Paul who was both a tentmaker and a missionary. Subjects include the Biblical basis of Tentmaking and the history of Tentmaking. Along with the basics, Dan Gibson introduces us to the Pauline and Priscillan models of tentmaking as found in the Scriptures. He then examines ten traps that tentmakers commonly fall into and ways and methods that successful tentmakers use to overcome these difficulties.

Biblical Ministries Worldwide
http://www.biblicalministries.org
Biblical Ministries Worldwide helps establish churches in different parts of the world through tentmaking as their strategy. To those who are planning to become tentmakers, Biblical Ministries Worldwide offers resources and training to help educate future tentmakers.

Fellowship of Companies for Christ International (FCCI)
http://www.fcci.org
FCCI is a community of business leaders united by a vision that Christ can change our world through how we do business. FCCI's members find answers to business challenges through prayer and a wide variety of powerful resources including business forums, e-learning tools, global conferences and regional events. They have many videos and other resources about tentmaking.

Global Opportunities
http://www.globalopps.org
Global Opportunities helps the church to understand and engage the Biblical model of tentmaking by sending committed, everyday, workplace Christians as mission workers, and to mobilize and equip these Christians to serve abroad as effective tentmakers to least-reached peoples. To achieve their goal, GO educates missionaries about tentmaking and promotes tentmaking through website, writing, speaking, tentmaking seminars, and advertising. They also provide training materials to equip tentmakers.

God's New Envoys in the 21st Century: The Mandate for the Global Mission
By Tetsunao Yamamori

http://ojs.globalmissiology.org/index.php/english/article/viewFile/293/821
http://www.globalmissiology.org
Many countries in the world are closed to traditional missionary work. In this book, Yamamori presents the challenge and the strategies to reach these 3.5 billion unreached people.

God's New Envoys:
http://www.amazon.com/Gods-New-Envoys-Penetrating-perspectives/dp/0880701889
http://www.amazon.com

God's New Envoys: A Bold Strategy for Penetrating "Closed Countries"
Book Review by Frank Underhill

http://www.ijfm.org/PDFs_IJFM/03_1-4_PDFs/3_1Yamamori%20Review.pdf
http://www.ijfm.org

MissionFinder
http://www.missionfinder.org
MissionFinder contains opportunities for tentmakers, information on mission training and short-term opportunities, as well as major section on mission resources like travel, insurance, FAQs about missions, links to other mission job lists, and more.

Missionary Training Booklets (Set)
http://missionarytraining.org/main/offer.htm
http://missionarytraining.org
The Missionary Training Service, which helps Christian find the training they need to complete the task of world evangelization, has published a series of simple missionary training booklets. Included in this series are: The Missionary Training Guide, Resources for Missionary Work, Unreached Peoples of the World, the Missionary Team, How to Make Disciples in Other Cultures, How to Learn Another Language, The Effective Sending Church, Tentmaking Missionaries, Evangelizing Muslims, and Evangelizing Hindus and Buddhists.

Missionary Training Service, The
http://missionarytraining.org
The Missionary Training Service helps prepare missionaries for the completion of world evangelization. They run an online database of all evangelical training courses worldwide in all main languages. These training courses are organized to train missionaries, especially tentmakers, to become effective witnesses.

Tent
http://www.tent.no
This website offers tentmaking courses.

Tentmakernet
http://www.tentmakernet.com
Tentmakernet mobilizes Europeans to train and send out tentmakers. Tentmakernet provides ongoing communication between national reps and provide them with the needed training materials.

Tentmakers
http://www.tentm.org
Tentmakers provides Christ-centered leadership training and coaching for students and adults in families, classrooms, churches and communities who impact the lives of young people.

Tentmakers (Article)
http://www.whn.org/content/tent_makers.htm
http://www.whn.org

Tentmakers International
http://tentmakersinternational.info
Tentmakers International promotes the concept of tentmaking as mission to serve national tentmakers associations, denominational groups and vocational and professional associations around the world. They help with information of such groups by the exchange of ideas, information and opportunities, identifying needs and resources. They serve as a clearinghouse for information on and sources for training and equipping tentmaker trainers to enable vocationally skilled Christians worldwide to minister cross-culturally.

Tentmakers Speak: Practical Advice from over 400 Tentmakers
By Don Hamilton

http://www.abebooks.com/Tentmakers-Speak-Practical-Advice-over-400/1203913091/bd
http://www.abebooks.com
http://www.amazon.com/Tentmakers-Speak-Practical-Advice-Missionary/dp/0830713212/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388612072&sr=1-1&keywords=tentmakers+speak+don+hamilton
http://www.amazon.com
After detailed research among tentmakers from all over the world, Hamilton compiles their thoughts, feelings, and insights on tentmaking into a very readable format. This book is recommended for those considering tentmaking ministry.

Tentmaking Briefs
http://www.globalopps.org/tmbriefs/index.html
http://www.globalopps.org
Tentmaking Briefs is a short monthly eJournal that brings updates, information and stories right to your inbox. Tentmaking Briefs is published by global Opportunities.

The Tentmaking Pastor: The Joy of Bivocational Ministry [Paperback]
By Dennis W. Bickers

http://www.amazon.com/The-Tentmaking-Pastor-Bivocational-Ministry/dp/0801090997/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
http://www.amazon.com
This book is a real-world guide to the challenges, rewards, and advantages of a bivocational ministry. This is excellent for individuals and churches exploring pastoring options.

Working Your Way to the Nations: A Guide to Effective Tentmaking (2nd edition)
By Jonathan Lewis, Ph.D.

http://www.globalopps.org/downloads/working.pdf
http://www.globalopps.org
http://www.amazon.com/Working-Your-Way-Nations-Tentmaking/dp/0830819053
http://www.amazon.com
This manual is an outstanding resource for Tentmakers and those considering tentmaking. In a workbook style, the manual addresses topics like: what it takes to be a tentmaker, spiritual readiness for cross-cultural ministry, personal preparation, evangelism and discipleship skills, field dynamics, intercultural adjustments, and accountability structures.

Worldwide Tentmakers
http://www.worldwidetentmakers.com
Worldwide Tentmakers seeks opportunities in areas that are under served through creative, culture-specific and/or traditional business models. The goal of this organization is to reach people who are not reached with the gospel by traditional missions. They help in sending tentmaker missionaries to these places. They help train these missionaries to become self-supportive evangelists for Christ. Services they offer include providing expertise, counseling, business services, development investment, and more, to help bring forth Jesus' harvest.


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