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Bringing together mission minded leadership: business, church, community
What is BAM323? A regional one-day conference and pitch competition for those who desire to create sustainable impact and live out faith through their vocation.
Since launching the Center for Business As Mission (BAM) in 2015 there have been countless exciting conversations about how business can be utilized to create sustainable impact within the Kingdom of God. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur with a vision for starting a Kingdom-centered business, a business leader wondering how to steward your influence, an investor seeking to learn about Kingdom ROI, or a church leader desiring to think beyond service projects and short-term mission—BAM323 is for you.
What's 323? The name BAM323 is inspired by Colossians 3:23:
Don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. — Colossians 3:23, MSG
BAM323 will feature keynotes from international BAM experts like Mats Tunehag and best selling authors such as Jordan Raynor.
We believe one of the most impactful ways to maximize impact, give our best, and work from the heart with compassion, strategy, and sustainability is through the opportunities created in and by the marketplace. These are the kind of conversations we'll be having. We would love for you to join us!
Founder and CEO of The Cupcake Collection
Author, “BAM Global Movement”
Founder & CEO, ABLE
Director, Lupton Center
Chair, Music City C12
Executive Director, Nashville Institute for Faith + Work
Lead Trainer and Consultant in Community Development, Lupton Center
CEO, Corporate Chaplains of America
Executive Director, Lambscroft Ministries & Founder, The Cookery
Managing Partner, Phillips Family Office
Executive Chairman, Threshold 360
Do you have an idea for a product or service that you believe could become a missional business? Come learn from those who have taken the startup journey and learned in the trenches through the sweat, blood, and tears. We hope you will leave with a better idea of what it takes to move an entrepreneurial vision toward reality and feel better equipped to take the next steps toward your own startup journey.
These sessions will be led by Shawn Duncan, Director of the Lupton Center in Atlanta, GA. Come and learn why benevolence, service projects, etc. will never be enough and how Community Economic Development can empower a community to thrive.
Many are discovering a different kind of ROI through the power of impact investing. Come and learn what impact investing can do to empower sustainable strategies that create change. Sessions will include a time to learn and network along with a “speed dating” opportunity to help pair those seeking an investment to those ready to invest.
These sessions will be led by the highly regarded and experienced C12 group to help business leaders and managers further explore how to use their influence to create a kingdom culture that thinks beyond the traditional bottom line.
8:00am - Doors Open
8:30am - Welcome from Rob Touchstone, Director of Center for Business as Mission at Lipscomb University
8:50am - Keynote
9:25am - Keynote
10:00am - Breakout Session 1
11:45am - Lunch - Keynote
1:00pm - Breakout Session 2
2:00pm - Breakout Session 3
3:00pm - Keynote
3:35pm - Keynote
4:30pm - Bison BAM Pitches