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BAM323 Business as Mission Conference

Business as Mission Conference

Bringing together mission minded leadership: business, church, community

Lipscomb University | 9.17.19

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!

2019 Speakers

Mignon Francois

Founder and CEO of The Cupcake Collection
BAM323 Emcee

Mats Tunehag

Mats Tunehag

Author, “BAM Global Movement”

Barrett Ward

Barrett Ward

Founder & CEO, ABLE

Lauren Pinkston

Lauren Pinkston

Co-founder, Wearthy

Shawn Duncan

Shawn Duncan

Director, Lupton Center

Duane Murray

Duane Murray

Chair, Music City C12

Missy Wallace

Missy Wallace

Executive Director, Nashville Institute for Faith + Work

Donell Woodson

Donell Woodson

Lead Trainer and Consultant in Community Development, Lupton Center

Larry Griffith

Larry Griffith

CEO, Corporate Chaplains of America

Emily Sauerman

Emily Sauerman

Founder, TasteQuest

Brett Swayn

Brett Swayn

Executive Director, Lambscroft Ministries & Founder, The Cookery

Libby Phillips Peterson

Libby Phillips Peterson

Managing Partner, Phillips Family Office

Jordan Raynor

Jordan Raynor

Executive Chairman, Threshold 360

Conference Tracks


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.

Church Leaders

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.

Impact Investors

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.

Business Leaders

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.

2019 Schedule

Tuesday, September 17

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

  • Breakout Sessions
    • Entrepreneurs
    • Church Leaders 
    • Impact Investors
    • Business Leaders

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