Market Seventy: Reclaiming the marketplace

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Example: Reclaiming the Hmong People for the Kingdom

The western abutment: a network of Hmong churches, businesses & organizations who want to accelerate and deepen the spread of the gospel message both here and abroad.

The eastern abutment: a network of Hmong missionary churches and small businesses who want to harness the power of marketplace evangelism among their congregations.

Market 70 works with both sides to train and equip for marketplace ministry. We prepare every believer in both abutments to be effective ministers of the gospel through their daily work. We communicate successes and testimonies from the eastern abutment to encourage and galvanize Hmong Christians around increased and improved evangelistic activity.

 

Example: Reclaiming the Forests of Uganda

The western abutment: IMI and ministry partners with a particular transformation interest, e.g. the reforestation of East Africa. This might include a foundation, corporations and individual donors.

The eastern abutment: Small business in Tanzania who has discovered a way to capture and use methane gas instead of charcoal for cooking.

Market 70 works with both sides to train and equip for marketplace ministry. We prepare the village believers in the eastern abutment to use the technology to ease the lives of their neighbors, meeting their felt needs and “healing them” as in Luke 10, while at the same time creating a steady source of income. We connect the providers of money and technology in the western abutment with reliable outlets in the east and build ongoing accountability and reports on donor ROI.

 

Example: Building the Lutheran Church of Tanzania

The western abutment: Lutheran Renewal Churches in the U.S. who have longed for a long-term presence in Tanzania.

The eastern abutment: The Northern District of the Lutheran Church in Tanzania who have prayed for an ongoing, reliable source of training and equipping for evangelism.

Market 70 works with both sides to train and equip for marketplace ministry. We prepare every believer in the eastern abutment to be effective ministers of the gospel through their daily work. We create reliable, greatly expanded, focused missions opportunities for Lutheran Renewal here in the western abutment.

 

Example: Reclaiming Minnesota Native American for the Kingdom

The western abutment: Minneapolis churches, and the “XYZ” Christian Foundation

The eastern abutment: Northern Minnesota Development Council and the Ojibwe Nation

Market 70 works both in the city and on the Reservation to train and equip for marketplace ministry. We prepare believers in the both abutments to be effective ministers of the gospel through their daily work. We identify specific marketplace agendas that foundation, council and Nation investments could leverage to eliminate systemic poverty.

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