Why did we get started?
We often get asked the question, "How did this all begin... why did you get passionate about integration of all aspects of life?"
It began in South Africa in the early 1980s when Brett Johnson found himself in three worlds at once: business, local church and missions.
As a businessperson (Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse) and Pastor (leading a local church) and consultant to missions (Youth with a Mission, or YWAM) he noticed a massive under-utilization of people in God's kingdom. Why was this? Because some roles (ministries) were deemed to be more valuable (spiritual) than others. In Christian circles, pastors had value, missionaries had more value, but businesspeople just had so-called "secular" jobs.
What is our Purpose?
"Repurposing leaders and corporations to discover and implement personal and corporate callings, thereby transforming communities and nations."
God has long used work and business as vehicles for his plans on earth. In centuries past a fictitious divide between work & worship, business & ministry crept into our thinking. Our goal is not to get God into business, but to get businesses into God's business.
Our tagline is Repurposing Business-Transforming Society®. Business is a key sector of society and can be an agent for positive change. We therefore generally start with business when engaging leaders and corporations. We also work with the other sectors of society as we aim for holistic transformation of a city or society.
How can you Contact Us?
112 Paradise Point
Signal Mountain, Tennessee 37377 USA
Repurposing Business is a product of The Institute for Innovation, Integration & Impact, a Silicon Valley Think Tank.
The Institute's main website: www.inst.net