Reaching the unreached through business by raising up self-sustainable church planters that ignite church planting movements

Many church planters have a passion to reach new people but feel discouraged. They cannot put food on the table and have no means to travel to other unreached people groups. 

Business For Mission exists to train and coach church planters to become self-sustainable and use business to start churches among the neglected people’s of the world.

be the solution to these problems

Most of the movements we know are not self-sustainable, we want to be the solution.


  • Many church planters do not have the money to provide for their families, give to others and to travel to unreached places
  • Some areas are closed to the gospel
  • There is no capital available to start businesses, because banks don't give loans to these startups and Microfinance loans are too small
  • There is a lack of knowledge and experience on how to handle money well (make, spend, save, give, invest)
  • In Africa and Asia there is a great dependency on Western money


  • Train church planters how to start a business that helps them reach the neglected, make disciples and provide an income for themselves
  • Find out what products or services the community needs that they do not have access too and start a non-competitive business in that area
  • Intense coaching on starting and growing the business while making disciples, growing character and money management
  • Encourage people to find local funding first and starting up a local FaithFund
  • Providing low interest loans from a locally set up FaithFund after the people have been trained and written a viable business plan to help the businesses start

Meet oliver and rhoda

For years Oliver and Rhoda have been planting churches among the neglected. Many times they couldn’t pay the school fees for their six kids and some days they couldn’t put food on the table.

They are passionate to plant more churches in new villages, but their hearts cry as well. They don’t have the money to travel to these new villages and less people will have the change of hearing about Jesus.

With your help, they started to farm rice and a taxi business. Through training them in Pioneer Business Planting, ongoing coaching and access to a FaithFund they can bring food on the table, give to others and travel to the unreached places to make disciples and plant churches.

How we work

We are making movements self-sustainable through the following steps.

1 determine location

We mainly work with church planters that want to extend the reach of the gospel. We determine if the location has the vision, time and resources to focus on churchplanting and starting businesses.

2 field consultation

In the 5 day interactive Pioneer Business Planting consultation participants will learn how to use business to reach the lost, to write a business plan and skills to start and manage their business.


The participants start researching their communities. From there they gather all the necessary information and write their business plans.


Through regular meetings an experienced business coach will help the participants develop their business plan and develop further skills needed to start and grow the business.

5 funding

Once the business has proven to be viable, the next phase is raising the capital to start. We encourage people to find funds locally through a bank, micro-finance institutions, personal savings, loans from friends and family etc. We also set up local FaithFunds to start the businesses.

6 multiply businesses

The participants start the business, ongoing business coaching will be provided and when it grows new businesses will be started.


Read encouraging stories how you made an impact and helped church planters put food on the table, enabled them to have less financial stress, gain a sense of worth, put their kids to school and were able to travel to the neglected peoples in Africa and Asia.

In 2019 we could train 920 people in Malawi that started or grew around 400 businesses.

“A man who drank a lot of beer and had a relationship outside of his marriage, repented and decided to follow Jesus during the Pioneer Business Planting training. He stopped drinking and his marriage was restored. He started saving and would like to buy a motorbike to transport people from Monkey-Bay to Cape Mcrear. He has the vision to buy a car and hire other people

We need your help

End the low self-esteem, the shame and the stress of churchplanters and help them reach the unreached through business and churchplanting.


Join our Facebook Group to pray for a breakthrough in starting businesses and reaching the unreached.


Want to change a whole community and reach the unreached? For $20,000 to $25,000 you can sponsor a whole project in one location for a year.

Or give any other amount.

Volunteer your skills

Use your business skills, network and expertise  and become a facilitator or a coach for our people.

Stories and news

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