In one of his parables, Jesus declared that the kingdom of God is like a grain of mustard seed that grows to become a tree “larger than all the garden plants” (Mark 8:30-32). Today, we live in a time when Jesus’ words have become reality. Christianity is the only global religion in both numbers and geographical presence. Because of the love and sacrifice of dedicated Christians over the last 200 years, authentic Christ-followers live and work in every major city of the world today. This facilitates the next step in the growth of the mustard tree: Marketplace Ministry.
Marketplace ministry is the intentional activities of Christians as Christ’s ambassadors in the marketplace touching the lives of those they work with or serve every day. Information technology and globalization help put CBMC on the forefront of marketplace ministry.