In 2005 the Evangelical Missiological Society devoted their regional and annual conferences to the subject of Business as Mission. This book is a collection of resulting essays on this subject. "To put it bluntly," wrote Doug Pennoyer, President of EMS, when announcing the call for BAM papers, "Business as mission (BAM) is a work in progress. It is a field that needs definition, theological clarity, and missiological focus... While this volume will certainly not bring total clarity to the topic, it will provide some needed definition and precision while at the same time identify areas that will demand further discussion, clarification, and maturity.