The School of Business & Entrepreneurship (SOBE) uses business as a tool to see God's redemption and transformation in a culture. We equip and release people called to business with a missional worldview into a movement called Business as Mission (BAM). Our focus is to reveal God's purpose for business and use it as a transformational agent to impact the least reached peoples of the world. SOBE, pioneered globally in YWAM at our campus in 2014, is a ground breaking secondary course that introduces fundamental core business disciplines such as Marketing, Sales and writing a Business Plan. Each week we will tackle a new discipline and view it from a business theory and Biblical perspective. After taking this course, you should have a general understanding of how 10/40 window businesses work, the necessary information to choose which discipline you may wish to focus on within the overall sphere of business in the nations, and a completed business plan.
Course content includes:
With your newly developed skills, you have the option to complete a 3-9 month internship in the 10/40 window. This can be done by coming alongside existing Business as Mission initiatives, researching potential new business opportunities, or even beginning to pioneer new BAM initiatives. You will receive both field based and distance coaching from experienced BAM practitioners throughout the length of your internship.
Yes! We have relationships with people doing BAM in more than 20 nations around the world running a wide variety of businesses. Finding a good match for you will not likely be a problem.
Maybe! The school ends with a Shark Tank in the final week where student present their completed business plans to potential investors in BAM. Some student could possibly be awarded grants or loans toward their startup.