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Who are we?
We believe that we are ambassadors of Jesus Christ, ministers who are called by God (2Cor.5:18-21). BBB is not only an association of small bible study groups. BBB is a non-denominational association of disciple-making groups built upon the Word of God by laymen in the marketplace who become marketplace ministers themselves and encourage other laymen to become marketplace ministers.
Our vocation is equipping businessmen as disciples of Jesus Christ, serving society by making the best of their professional abilities, showing the love of Jesus Christ to their neighbors, spreading the gospel to the lost and helping businessmen spiritually reproduce in their calling as marketplace missionaries.
Why are we here?
Known as the “new unevangelized group”, businessmen spend an average of 12 hours per day (excluding holidays) in the workplace or getting together with their colleagues. They spend the remaining time either with their family or sleeping. Thus, it is absolutely impossible for pastors and evangelists to approach these businessmen to share the Gospel or help them grow spiritually because it is difficult to meet these businessmen in their sleeping time, when they are at home, and while they are working an average of 12 hours in the workplace.
It is only possible for the Christians in the marketplace, who have received the calling as marketplace missionaries and the required training, to access the businessmen who are cut off from their relationship with Jesus Christ in their surroundings. Only workplace missionaries can tell them about Jesus Christ effectively and help them to grow spiritually. For example, if we spend 30 years in our work places, we could thus spend over 7,500 days with other businessmen and those days will be opportunities for us to evangelize to them. Even if we evangelize one person per day, it will add up to a total of 7,500 times that we have the privilege to share the Gospel in the workplace.
Of course, there are Christian gatherings in many workplaces, but most of them are worship-oriented. Though many Christian businessmen have the mind to do something for Jesus Christ in their workplaces, they do not know what and how to do it. These workplace Christians who have potential, are searching for models who minister effectively in their workplaces as disciples of Jesus Christ.
Thus, BBB is willing to share with the Christian gatherings in the workplaces, the most effective way to fulfill God’s will in the workplace; the methods and the experiences of workplace missions based upon the word of God. Also, BBB would like to present the possibilities and models of workplace ministry.
Where are we going?
In this generation, BBB will fully obey God’s command to “be my witness to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8) and actively contribute to the Great Commission by raising up the disciple-making movement of Spirit-filled workplace Christians who wish to live lives which please God.
For this, each individual will spread the gospel in the workplace and evangelize the workplace through the disciple-making movement. Furthermore, we will reach out to evangelize strategic locations and influential groups such as powerful social classes, associations of professionals and enterprises, the Seoul Metropolis, other metropolises, and so on. In the process, we will also train and make disciples of people who will be dispatched to other countries and foreign workers in Korea, so that this disciple-making ministry will spread wherever they may go, and eventually, to the entire world.
Until when do we go on?
We will continue with this ministry on the basis of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) until our Lord comes back.
In January of 1990, BBB began with 40 members. We grew to become 2,500 members with 71 regional communities in December of 2004, and anticipate that by 2020, BBB will increase to 150,000 members with 3,200 regional communities
For this we will establish educational training systems, ministry-management systems, and mission systems effective in all areas. We will also partner and cooperate with religious circles, the press, and the academic world.
What are we doing?
We serve Christian lay businessmen through regular meetings.
We have a weekly Bible study meeting consisting of praise, testimonies, message, and small group Bible study from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (usually on Monday or Tuesday). It is open to all and 800 well-trained leaders guide the Bible study.
We also have a Bible study meeting for leaders once in a week from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (or early morning). At this meeting we evaluate the ministry, conduct inductive Bible study, have workshops and so on which stabilizes the leaders’ ministry.
There is also a housewife's meeting in which the wives of workplace ministers not only actively intercede for workplace ministry but also cooperate with local churches and take on the valuable ministry of making disciples.
We hold an annual workplace mission conference consisting of messages, testimonies, praise, prayer, introduction of workplace ministry and so on, which provides a momentum for the expansion of the workplace ministry.
We provide the following training programs to build up our fellow brothers and sisters in the workplace ministry.
New Life Training Course (NLTC) is an intensive 10-week training course (meeting 1~2 times per week) consisting of Levels 1 and 2. It aims at establishing spiritual basics, i.e. evangelism, follow-up and strategies of workplace ministry. We have trainers in every regional community who have previously gone through the same training who train the trainees.
The Workplace Ministry Academy is a 6-week (24-hour) training program which consists of theoretical training in biblical knowledge and workplace ministry strategy. It includes training in necessary areas such as layperson theology, Bible study (Old and New Testament), inductive Bible study, preaching seminars, and so on.
The leadership retreat includes messages, testimonies, workshops, prayer, and so on, and strives to evaluate the needs and the difficulties of workplace ministry to cultivate leaders as specialists in workplace ministry.
We also have 1:1 meetings between leaders and followers to evaluate and check on the lives of followers, experience workplace ministry in the field, and dedicate themselves to the vision of evangelism of the workplace.
How can we achieve it?
The strategies to accomplish our mission are,
Firstly, daily evangelism in the workplace. We believe that it is a sin not to share the gospel. Therefore, we try to obey the Word of God which commands, “Preach the Word, be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage with great patience and careful instruction” (2Timothy 4:2). We are trained and equipped to live our lives sharing the Gospel with everyone we meet in the workplace
Secondly, expansion of the application-centered small bible study group. Obeying the Word of Jesus to “Feed my lambs” (John 21:15) by studying the Word with spiritually young Christians, and teaching them to apply the Word of God to all areas of their lives (2 Tim. 3:16~17). Therefore, God’s love will be shown in all relationships, God’s justice will be present in all dealings, our choices will please God, our lives will change for the better, and we will focus on the goal of accomplishing the Great Commission.
Thirdly, the cultivation of leaders who reproduce disciples. Before we think about a great ministry, we should focus on the great disciple. We need to put priority in developing and training good leaders rather than enlarging our ministry. We strive towards ministry centered on training few leaders, and entrusting the ministry to trained leaders. We believe that real leaders are those who serve their neighbors voluntarily and continue reproducing as a fruitful leader.
Fourthly, extensive collaboration for the evangelism of nations and the world. Our final goal is to achieve the Lord’s Great Commission. For this goal, we choose the most effective mission strategy to achieve evangelism of nations and world mission. We will be receptive to the support and guidance of local churches and evangelistic mission groups, and collaborate with them.
The philosophy of our ministry is as follows:
We should follow the example of Jesus Christ and make prayer the priority in our strategy. In other words, we desire the presence of the Lord in our ministry first and not go forward without prayer or the guidance of the Holy Spirit. (John 17)
We are “strong in the grace of Christ Jesus” and become multipliers of disciples who “entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others”. (2 Tim. 2:1,2)
Our character and ministry becomes “thoroughly equipped for every good work”. (2 Tim. 3:17)
We focus on evangelizing “in season and out of season”. (2 Tim. 4:2)
We give ourselves as the instrument of used by God by training myself in daily life. (1 Cor. 9:27)
We serve others and our workplace as in the example of Jesus Christ (John 13:14; 2 Cor. 4:5), we develop ourselves and character and attract people to us through our lives and personality (Matt. 9:10-12; 2 Tim. 3:7), and we strive to give the best, to give ourselves as living sacrifices. (Col. 3:23; Eph. 5:15-16)
We challenge the impossible through faith, not reality. (Hebrews 11)
We appreciate the spiritual gifts of others, and gladly collaborate with others, (1 Cor. 12)
as Christians who embrace the nations and world (Matt. 28:19-20),
and prepare ourselves to respond to the calling of the Lord whenever in willingness, and out of one’s provisions. (1 Cor. 9:18)
Practical principles for workplace ministry
  • Become a loving and appealing person.
  • Maintain the balance between work, family, and ministry.
  • Show a good example by doing one’s best in responsibilities at the workplace.
  • Be thankful for the work given and the environment.
  • Maintain good relationships in the workplace.
  • Secure respect from colleagues / Be influential among colleagues.
  • Lead the workplace culture and initiate change.
  • Spread the Gospel with one’s lips.  
  • Urge disciples to live for Jesus.
  • Feed the Words of God immediately.
  • Observe the changes.
  • Become a member in the local church.
  • Start Bible study in the workplace.
  • Disciple one who is near you.
  • Always keep disciple in the realm of influence.
  • Never give up.
  • Actively engage in the life of disciple.
  • Have the disciple choose a marriage partner with the same vision.
  • Have marriage partner participate in the ministry.
  • Teach in a real life situation.
  • Motivate to reproduce disciples.
  • Show a good example in doing ministry.
  • Help disciple understand the importance of workplace ministry.
  • Teach teamwork and strategy.
  • Have disciple obtain clear vision for workplace ministry.
  • Lead disciple to join in training for continuous spiritual growth.
  • Develop vision for the nation and world mission.
  • Remove bitter roots.
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