Business As Mission (BAM)

The Business As Mission (BAM) initiative at SBC exists to enable business professionals to use their God-given talents, gifts and abilities to help build the Kingdom of God. SBC champions the role of business in God’s plan for the world.

We believe that Scripture calls all marketplace members to take an active role in God’s plan for the economic, social, environmental and spiritual reconciliation of the unreached world. SBC’s Business As Mission initiative  has four different divisions for outreach: local, global, consulting and training.

Serving BAM initiatives locally in Scottsdale and the Phoenix region:

  • SBC’s Christian Business Leaders ministry (CBL) – providing biblical insight to business people, and encouraging them toward an integrated, Christ-centered missional paradigm for life.
  • Local organizations (Hustle PHX, etc.), helping disadvantaged entrepreneurs in the Valley to succeed in their businesses through mentorship, training, funding.
  • Collaborate with ASU, GCU, and ACU – providing BAM learning opportunities for students, and collaborating with a university’s entrepreneurship programs in training, funding, etc.

Serving SBC-supported global ministries or other nonprofit organizations-all through BAM.

  • Tanzania Project – moving toward sustainability, job creation for students, and community transformation through partnership with the local church, and local leaders in business, government, education.
  • SBC’s 55 missionaries – consulting for BAM initiatives of other SBC-supported missionaries.
  • Other International mission organizations – consulting tor BAM initiatives of other Christian mission agencies.

Mentoring and consulting for SBC members who are business owners to improve both their bottom line and their Christian witness – ultimately with a global vision.

  • Build SBC cadre of consultants – mature in-Christ church members helping other church members as well as global business owners succeed.
  • Collaborate with leaders at ASU and GCU, keeping up with trends in innovation/entrepreneurship.

Equipping SBC members involved in local and global BAM initiatives, to develop new skills for effective cross-cultural ministry through BAM.

  • The Beauty of Partnership – basic curriculum is a six-week study for those involved in BAM@SBC; helping leaders gain new skills for building healthy cross-cultural relationships and partnerships. The study is about cultural dynamics integrated with biblical principles and Christian practices.
  • Integrate with ASU or GCU, providing training locally and globally in Business as Mission.
  • Phoenix Seminary – providing training to next-generation pastors and leaders in Business as Mission.

Are you interested in being a part of one of these four teams? Email your resume to and indicate the team you’d like to join! Click here to see our Organizational Diagram for more information.