Resourcing Missional Entrepreneurs

Reblogging this post today because I get requests how to find my presentation.


Prague. Yesterday I spoke to a group of Christian business professionals and Foundation leaders from USA about how to resource missional entrepreneurs in Europe in a sustainable way, ie, without creating eternal charity cases. These people, all of them very friendly,  are part of a European tour organized by Fred Smith of and Lee Behar of The Maclellan Foundation.

image for the gathering presentation

I talked a little about what we have been doing in the past ten years in Europe and some of the best practices we have observed from our collaborators. In hindsight, I thought the presentation was a little too heavy on the strategic side and lacked some warm human stories. . . . Oh well. After I spoke, my good friend Sasa Flek shared about the Bible21 project which was excellent.

But here is my presentation. And if you happened to be in the audience, then please accept my humblest apologies.


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • Hi TS. Had a look at the slides and a they look great and b I’d love to know more about each one . . . we are a freshie just beginning to look at job creation and entepreneurism. I encountered some of Mats’ ideas and Bill Bolton’s ideas while in CMS. Is there a recording of what you said? Do you have any notes to go with the presentations? Cheers, Colin Darling

  • LG says:

    I had a look through your slides – interesting, and makes me wish I had heard the talk!
    PS: Good luck with the RWC Final this weekend. I hope you guys win it now … Enjoy. 🙂

  • Pauldz says:

    I agree with Colin and LG, love to hear the audio that went with the slides. Looks like it was a helpful talk.

  • Andrew says:

    hi guys. i didnt think about recording the talk. sorry. i might try to fill in the blanks a little with a few blog posts if that would help.
    and rugby world cup? thanks LG. i think we will take it tomorrow.

  • tim westcott says:

    i was about to ask if you needed forgiveness for font mixing, but then it turned out to be acceptable.. 😉

  • WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT! “I didn’t think about recording the talk”- Come on dude, i think if memory serves, we had a discussion around my dinner table about that very thing. Andrew the next time i see you – you WILL be punched hard! ————- SLAPS HAND ON FOREHEAD, ROLLS EYES UPWARD TOWARD HEAVEN!

  • Andrew says:

    all my fonts, and i rarely used more than 3 in one slide, are from fontsquirrel and are all free.

  • Andrew, looking forward to when the Podcast links start jumping onto this blog. Anyhow, I’d love to read some thoughts into this topic, the thoughts on David vs. Saul was inspirational. I just landed in NZ a few months ago and I am looking at jump starting a movement in the Northland with a group of friends. Your slides really got my mind salivating for more on this topic. Gotta go, Richie McCaw is about to decide which Haka will start off the Rooster slaughter.

  • tsk says:

    yeah all blacks!!!!!! pity i missed the game
    i hope to be back in nz in december/jan.

  • Are you up for a chat about your time here in Dec/Jan? I have a team of people that are available to do things during this time. Not to be vague in this setting but an email conversation may be more applicable.

  • Andrew says:

    derek. tallskinnykiwi at gmail dot com
    i enjoyed speaking at mangawhai heads earlier this year. and yes, i would be happy to have a chat with your mob if dates work out. let me know.

  • jonny says:

    this looks great andrew! hope you’re well. i’m sure you saw we just had our missional entrepreneurship week in devon. wish you could have been there?! maybe next year or maybe skype?!

  • Andrew says:

    yeah. love to come some time. thanks for the invite, jonny.

  • Brian Christensen says:

    Glad to see this presentation today…love refreshers especially since our daughter is looking at writing a paper on current missionalogical issues (took a few minutes to get the pronunciation down pat).

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