Marketplace professionals are rooted in the original church planting movement.

Today marketplace professionals have the opportunity to use gifts and talents to continue working to fulfill 

God's Great Commission in ways never before imagined. 

We hope that this resource list offers you some answers and perspective as you continue your 

journey identifying ways you can work to fulfill God's mission with your unique gifts and talents. 

This list is not by any means exhaustive, and each piece is written, edited, and produced by humans and

therefore not perfect. It is not meant to be the only source on a topic but a good source of information to ponder and pique interest for growth.

Austin Ridge Bible Church offers studies, travel opportunities and engagement opportunities within the local church for reaching the nations.

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The IGNITE page offers opportunities to fund and share your talents with the organizations working on the frontlines of unreached people groups.

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Every Good Endeavor

by Tim Keller

Timothy Keller argues that God's plan is radically more ambitious: he actually created us to work.

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Kingdom Calling

by Amy Sherman

God is on the move, and he calls each of us, from our various halls of power and privilege, to follow him. Here is your chance, keeping this kingdom calling in view, to steward your faith and work toward righteousness.

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This book explores the nature and meaning of doing business and finds it calls for much more than most think. Van Duzer presents a profoundly Christian approach that integrates biblical studies with the disciplines of business and economics. 

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Everybody Always 

by Bob Goff

In his entertaining and inspiring follow-up to the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Love Does, Bob Goff takes readers on a journey into the secret of living without fear, constraint, or worry. 

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Todd Ahrend helps us understand the missional theme of God s Word, the task remaining in God s world, and our calling to God's work.

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In This Generation

by Todd Ahrend

Todd Ahrend takes you on a journey into the greatest missions movement in history. 

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When Helping Hurts

by Corbett, Fikkert, Perkins

Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good.

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Radical Together

by David Platt

In Radical, David Platt’s plea for Christians to take back their faith from the American Dream resonated with readers everywhere, and the book quickly became a New York Times bestseller. Now in Radical Together, the author broadens his call, challenging us to unite around a gospel-centered vision.

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Toxic Charity

by Robert D. Lupton

Veteran urban activist Robert Lupton reveals the shockingly toxic effects that modern charity has upon the very people meant to benefit from it.

The BLESS Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; tax ID #35-2590894. All contributions (less FMV) are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Projects and/or mission partners funded by The BLESS Foundation will directly impact the unreached areas of the world (unreached is defined as any people group that is less than 2% Christian).

Gifts to The BLESS Fund will be allocated to the area of greatest need, determined by the BLESS board of directors.  This fund greatly increases BLESS’ ability to mobilize, educate and engage people to maximize impact within unreached people groups in the most strategic way.

© 2017 The BLESS Foundation