Market Seventy: Reclaiming the marketplace

Our Mission

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Market 70 International equips businesses and organizations to be intentional about system change through their influence in the marketplace.

We lead organizations in internal transformation to prepare them to be Spirit-led in all their operations.

We engage transformation organizations around the world in external transformation in specific, measurable actions that change the character of their spheres of influence.

 

We are a registered non-profit 501c3 corporation. Our GuideStar NonprofitProfile just reached the Platinum level, showing our commitment to transparency.

Statement of Faith         Policy on Partners and Funding        Frequently Asked Questions

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The Basis for Our Actions and Beliefs

Market 70 International Statement of Faith

The ministry of Jesus  spoken by him in Luke 4:18-19 and quoted from Isaiah 61 is one of redemption, restoration and transformation. Jesus passes on that ministry to us: “As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.” [Jn 17:18] We are driven by Christ’s command to "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you." [Mt 28:19-20] We believe we are called to accomplish our mission through the marketplace, just as Christ sent out the seventy: “Now after this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them in pairs ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come.”  [Lk 10:1]

We believe that there is only One God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and, God the Holy Spirit. “Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.” [1 Cor 8:6] “…when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.” [Jn 16:13]

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling we are enabled and empowered to carry out the Great Commission. “But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. ... But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills. [1Co 12:7, 11] 

We believe God Himself testifies to the truth of the Gospel with miracles. “God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will.” [Heb 2:4 NASB] “These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover." [Mk 16:17-18]

We are guided by the written and revealed Word of God. Open Bible

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” [2Ti 3:16-17]

We believe that only through Christ’s death and resurrection is the power of sin defeated for all mankind, for all time. “For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God." [Rom 6:10] "He has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity." [2 Timothy 1:9]

 

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Policy on Partners in Bridge Building and Funding

In order to maintain faithfulness to our values, vision and mission, we put forth this non-negotiable policy describing boundaries related to the partners with whom we will be building Bridges to Transformation and to the sources and conditions of funding for those Bridges.

BACKGROUND
Since "The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God;" [2Co 4:4] and

Since we believe the strongholds of this world are a key weapon used by the enemy in accomplishing that blindness; and

Since we see our role as being sent "to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in [Christ];" [Act 26:18 NASB] and

Since we define "Transformation" as eliminating the source of the darkness and state that we equip and disciple partners in Bridge Building for that specific purpose. Our ultimate end is that through our transformation work, individuals, organizations, cultures, cities and nations will "receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in [Christ];"

POLICY
Therefore...

1. We will assess all current and proposed activities against that ultimate end. We will not engage in activities that do not further that end.
2. We will disclose that end to all constituents – board members, employees, operational and financial partners in Bridges.
3. We will seek and choose only board members who are committed to that end.*
4. We will seek and hire only employees who are supportive of that end.**
5. We will seek and choose only end user partners who are committed to that end and can demonstrate how their activities will achieve it.*
6. We will work with other operational partners (as opposed to end user partners) and financial partners whose interests may be subordinate to our ultimate end but who nevertheless still want to bridge with us in meeting those interests.
7. We will not sacrifice our beliefs or misrepresent our ultimate end in order to acquire funding, favor, sponsorship or any other advantage.

* Commitment is defined as fully endorsing our Statement of Faith and agreeing to this Policy on Bridge Partners and Funding.
** Support is defined as acknowledging their willingness to help achieve the end, regardless of their personal or religious beliefs.

Revised September, 2014

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A Farmer on World Hunger

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On our most recent trip to Uganda, a board member gave me this book to read. Howard Buffet has traveled the world looking at world hunger through a farmer's eyes.  

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