Business as Mission is an effort and opportunity to integrate business and ministry goals. This workshop will respond to the common current models by providing instruction on structural and legal challenges to business as mission activity generally as well as the challenges of such activity within a nonprofit parent structure. Lastly, the workshop will identify newly developing structural options and trends.
Identify structural challenges of non-profit led entrepreneurial activity. Identify categories of entrepreneurial activity useful for compliance purposes.
[CPE 100 MIN – Business Management & Organization]
Founder & CEO
Marketplace & Development Enterprises (MDE)
With a background in accounting and philosophy and 20+ years practicing tax law, Mark now serves as the CEO of MDE. Prior to this, Mark and his wife, Charlene spent 12 years establishing a missionary care ministry through their church and 4 years living overseas with SEND International. Experience in both business and cross-cultural ministry has shaped the structure of MDE–a service organization connecting believers with the business, ministry, and personal resources and support they need to share the message and love of Christ through relationships built as a natural part of their authentic participation in the marketplaces of unreached communities. The Canadas now live in Farmington, Michigan, and they enjoy renovating houses, discovering new restaurants, and reading books aloud together.
Chief Legal Officer
Morgan looks after TEAM’s legal concerns worldwide, chair’s the organization’s compliance efforts, and oversees policy development. He lives in Idaho and is big into mountain biking, fly-fishing, skiing, and backpacking.