This directory has resources regarding tentmaking for Christians.
SURVEY REVEALS BEST TRAITS FOR TENTMAKERS
Here's a great little study reported by Tim Parker email@example.com, the Tentmaking Coordinator for Team Expansion. According to Tim, Don Hamilton (of TMQ Research) recently completed a survey among some 800 people who are serving or have served overseas in a tentmaking capacity. The study revealed that the most effective tentmakers...
For further information on the survey, or for a copy of the full report ($10), Tim said we could write directly to Don Hamilton, TMQ Research, 312 Melcanyon Road, Duarte, CA 91010, (626) 359-4048. (No email given.) Tim cited the info. with permission from the Canadian Tentmaker Network/Southern Ontario Tentmaker Seminar Workbook). Thanks Tim!
We are mobilizing Europeans to train and send out tentmakers. Tentmakernet will provide ongoing communication between national reps and provide them with the needed training materials.
Tentmakernet works with the blessing of existing agencies and organizations like TIE, Intent and GlobalOpportunities and others. We are not a competing but rather a complementing virtual network of enablers.
As you can see, Finland and just yesterday, Norway are leading the way. The rest should be onboard within the next few years.
- principles, ethics and dangers of tentmaking
- organizing a tentmaking team
- successful businesses for church planting
- self-evaluation for business
- business plan and planning charts
"Having both started businesses and planted churches in restricted access nations I can highly recommend the booklet "Tentmaking Missionaries". It is extremely practical. It will help anyone considering serving in a restricted access nation to think through issues and problems they should prepare for before heading overseas." Brother Robert
US$6.50 Seamail: US$1.50 Airmail US$3.00
UK: £3.50 Post £0.50
Available from the Missionary Training Service:
The Missionary Training Service
Flat 5, 40 Buckingham Gate
London SW1E 6BS
A Guide to Effective Tentmaking (2nd Ed)
Edited by Jonathan Lewis
This is the standard work on Tentmaking. A superb collection of essays on effective tentmaking by experienced and knowledgeable missions specialists from around the world. 13 chapters give you the "A to Z" of tentmaking. $16 per copy. Manual format. 194 pages. (WYWN)
Books on Tentmaking:
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.
Scruples Upgrades The Business And Missions Page
Check out the upgraded information at Scruples Business and Missions Page www.scruples.org/bizetmiz/. There's a Directory of over 135 Organizations that have ministry or mission opportunities for Christians in the Marketplace from tentmaking positions to micro enterprise development initiatives, an ANNOTATED Bibliography of Business and Missions resources with over 125 sources (articles, books, research papers, videos, web sites and much more). There are also archives of the Scruples Business and Missions Newsletter, a Calendar of Events which features upcoming training seminars and conferences for Business and Missions, and even a Discussion Forum! Check it out!
Tentmaker Training! -- "Light to the Nations"
Go World And Tentmaking
Free Tentmaking Periodical Via Email
GO World is the only periodical that focuses on tentmaking - it's power, challenges, successes, impact and questions. Each quarterly issue contains tentmaker stories, articles on tentmaking and missions, a country profile, and highlights of God's work in the world. Now you can subscribe to the email text only version for free.
Of course you can also go to the Global Opportunities website and
subscribe to the hardcopy version, but note that it is free to US
residents only. For more info contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>
or visit http://www.globalopps.org
To order or for more info, contact Ian Benson
Annotated Bibliography of Business and Missions Resources
Encouraging Tentmaker Missionaries
Fellowship of Companies for Christ International (FCCI)
Godly Counsel - A Publication for Today's Christian Business Owner
How to Launch a Home Based Business
Revenue Canada Import/Exporting Procedures
Scruples for Marketplace Christians
Tentmakers: Combining Calls and Careers
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