Bethany International is called to train and send men and women to reach and disciple the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Since the first students were trained in 1948, there have been nearly 3,000 graduates, and hundreds of missionaries sent.
Today Bethany graduates and missionaries from many nations serve in dozens of countries while others are pastors, businessmen and women, godly parents, and professionals serving as God leads, being His agents in their unique spheres of influence. This passion continues today.
Since becoming President of Bethany International I have had a growing vision and excitement about Bethany’s unique opportunity and capacity to mobilize, train, and send a new generation of servant leaders for missions.
We live in perhaps the most exciting and challenging generation in all of history. God is giving Bethany new opportunities for the 21st century. As part of the vision to extend Bethany’s reach, we’ve begun the process of looking at various options including starting of Graduate Programs in Bethany College of Missions.
President, Bethany International
A Note From Tim Freeman, Chief Editor, GlobeServe Journal of Missions
This collection presents a description of Masters degree in Social Entrepreneurship. Social Entrepreneurship has always been the goal of Christian way of life. The Word of God, while emphasizing Christian charity through material and spiritual means, asks us to develop skills to generate wealth for the good of the community and the individual. Christian missions around the world have encouaged entrepreneurship even as they have introduced science and technology and taught how to steward nature.
Our goal is to encourage social entrepreneurship even as the Gospel of Christ is preached everywhere around the world. People need to be given skills to work and earn and generate wealth, even as they are taught to be stewards of the wealth thus generated.
We find that only a very few Christian colleges offer this new and innovative social entreneurship degree programs. Bethany College of Missions is working on a scheme to introduce selected Masters degree programs. We believe that a program in Social Entrepreneurship will be a good valuable addition to our new curriculum. Dr. Randy Dirks and Ken Krause deserve our thanks for their initiative in this regard. This CD presents a selected list of colleges and universities that offer Social Entrepreneurship program for further discussion.
The materials presented here are downloaded from the websites in June-July 2008 and were re-arranged with less formatting for easy reading. For up to date information, readers are advised to check the original websites of the colleges listed here.
GlobeServe Journal of Missions
Downloaded Materials Edition: June-July 2008
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