A group of Grace College business professors, Warsaw-area businessmen, and Grace Brethren leaders met for an informal brainstorming session Wednesday with Nathan Bryant, Grace Brethren church planter. The lunch meeting was organized by Dr. Bill Katip, president of Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind.
Bryant, who was instrumental in beginning the Grace Brethren movement in Canada, discussed a paper he had authored several years ago in which he explored long-term options for sustainable capital to support church planting. It included a business-as-mission model that he termed “missional commerce” that would support legacy, or traditional, church planting.
While Wednesday’s meeting was primarily information gathering, Bryant continues to look for an individual (or individuals) who are interested in developing businesses that would provide funding to develop churches that become self-sustaining and multiply. He continues to look for individuals who might be interested in helping and may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.