MARKETPLACE ADVANCE

Marketplace Advance, as a part of IMB’s mandate, is a hub for corporate leaders and employees, other marketplace professionals, and students entering the international marketplace to position their lives, businesses, resources, international connections, and their energies on the forefront for the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

PROFESSIONALS

You have worked hard to get where you are today and you recognize how much God was a part of that. You see the need of the Gospel to be taken to the nations. Yet, you also see the work that God has given you is from Him as well. What do you do with that tension?

Perhaps, you are already deeply involved in ministering though your work, either at home or overseas. Consider how you might use your experience, to encourage or equip others, as God has inspired and enabled you. You wonder how this would work. Maybe, we can help. Let’s explore how we might partner together in the Great Commission!

We invite you to be part of a global community of marketplace believers who are seeking to integrate their vocation with the fulfillment of the Great Commission. Skybridge Community is a strategic partner of IMB's Marketplace Advance.  As a member of Skybridge, you will connect with like-minded marketplace professionals, have access to an extensive library of equipping modules and other resources, find opportunities for mentoring and coaching, and have access to the job board where international job opportunities are posted—all to help you as you become even more strategically involved in reaching the nations.  Join Skybridge Community today.

If you are already part of Skybridge Community or you just want to leave a question or comment for the Marketplace Advance Team, please do so below.  We look forward to hearing from you.





 

 

 

 

STUDENTS

You see yourself, some day, in an international company or an overseas posting. Your vision for life tightly connects work and ministry. Your university studies or recent travel experiences are providing a strong foundation for that vision. You are now investigating what else you might need to integrate work and cross-cultural ministry as a sought-after marketplace professional. Perhaps, you are a student who is studying abroad. Let’s explore how we might partner together in the Great Commission!

We invite you to be part of a global community of marketplace believers who are seeking to integrate their vocation with the fulfillment of the Great Commission. Skybridge Community is a strategic partner of IMB's Marketplace Advance. As a member of Skybridge, you will connect with like-minded marketplace professionals, have access to an extensive library of equipping modules and other resources, find opportunities for mentoring and coaching, and have access to the job board where international job opportunities and internships are posted—all to help you as you become even more strategically involved in reaching the nations. Join Skybridge Community today.

If you are already part of Skybridge Community or you just want to leave a question or comment for the Marketplace Advance Team, please do so below. We look forward to hearing from you.





 

 

 

 

CHURCHES

Many of those serving in your church are gifted, experienced marketplace professionals. Are you training and utilizing these in your community in situations where they can minister in their giftings, both cross-culturally and in your home culture? What would God have you do in equipping them for His purposes? How might God use you to partner with other churches, and imb personnel, in this way? Is your church interested in spearheading marketplace ministry overseas? The Marketplace Advance Team wants to help you in any way we can to equip marketplace professionals in your church for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. Let us know what you need from us. You may want to alert us to what God is already doing in and through your church to reach the nations through your marketplace professionals. Please take a moment and let us know who you are; name of your church & town/state; and your comment/question. We look forward to hearing from you.








 

 

 

 

SHARE YOUR STORY

How is God using you (your profession, talents, skills, hobbies, passions, expertise, etc.) to impact the nations? We want to know! We believe that God speaks through stories to inspire His children and reach the lost.

Please email marketplacestories@imb.org to share what God is doing. You can share something formally, like a guest blog post, or informally, like a short video or exciting tidbit. We are looking forward to hearing from you. To God be the glory!

PRAY

  • To trust God for a multitude from every language, people, tribe, and nation knowing and worshipping the Lord Jesus Christ.  Rev. 7:9-11
  • For marketplace professionals, all around the world, in their current work, to have opportunities to advance the Kingdom.
  • For students, on their home campuses, and in internships and study abroad programs, to see their unique role in reaching the nations.
  • For churches, to identify marketplace professionals in their community, and to seek to mobilize and equip them in fulfillment of the Great Commission.
  • For the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.            Matt. 9:37-38