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About bwam

what we do and what we value

about business with a mission

Business With A Mission (BWAM) is a part of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and exists to gather people together from around YWAM who are apart of bringing the Gospel to the ends of the earth through business.

Youth With A Mission is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. YWAMers work with people from many nations into all nations with one purpose: to know God and make Him known.

Join us if you are interested in this idea, if you are a business person and want to learn how to use it for missions or just want to know more. Explore this website to find out how you can get involved and sign up to get BWAM news and resources.


Our History

A small gathering was called in Hyderabad, India in 2010 to gather those involved in YWAM in Business As Missions. About 20 of us met and felt that it would be advantageous to meet again and to start a group that would work together to encourage one another in the calling to work within Youth With A Mission doing Business As Missions. This group consisted of YWAMers mostly from Asia doing BAM, but a few more from other places. At this time we took a vote to decide what we should call ourselves and we felt that Business With A Mission should be our name to always remind us that we were committed to the YWAM values and mission, but doing it through business.

After that first meeting we as a small group decided we would like to do this every year, but found that Chiang Mai, Thailand would be a more central location for people to come to. We have been running annual BWAM conferences in Chiang Mai from 2012. This annual Summit has grown and continues to grow.

In 2014 we began our first “Shark Tank” type of event, which has become an annual part of our event. In 2013 the UofN of YWAM approached us to bring BWAM in as a Centre of the UofN.

Our Team

Lis C
Josh I
Jon B
Dave S
Dave C
Marcelo E
Tom S
Representative from West Asia
Representative from East Asia
Representative from South East Asia
Representative for Africa


BWAM Resources

Download the following BWAM Resources:

BUSINESS WITH A MISSION PRACTICE IN YWAM – One page Statement & Guidance, February 2019


YWAM KEY STATEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES ON BAM – GLT Statement, 2006 updated March 2019

business with a mission values


The intentional integration of business and mission

We are called to businesses that show people the Kingdom of God and introduce them to Christ through every aspect of business life.


Connection to the YWAM family:

As YWAMers we integrate the YWAM values into all we do in business and are committed to maintaining fruitful relationships and connections with our YWAM family.


Christ-honoring integrity

We operate businesses that honor Christ in decisions and business practices, that follow the lead of the Holy Spirit and embrace integrity at all levels.


Excellent business practice:

We are committed to build strong, profitable, sustainable companies that operate according to good business principles for the benefit of all stakeholders — our customers, our co-workers, our community.


Giving generously

We come in the opposite spirit of greed, embracing the opportunity to give generously of our time, talents and the wealth we create.


Serving with humility 

We come in the opposite spirit of pride, embracing the opportunity to be servant leaders in the marketplace.


Work as worship

Our actions are shaped by a Biblical view of work, business, and economics that calls us to steward resources and create jobs with dignity so that communities can flourish.