This is a response to Chris' post
. I watched the presentation about 'Business Mission'. After I watched it, I became really concerned about UBF's new direction and strategy. One fourth of the presentation is about 'world mission' and the rest of the presentation is just a showcase of a UBF company called 'Co-world'. It was founded about 4 years ago (the audio quality of the presentation was so bad that I could not understand what the presenter was talking about clearly.) This company makes some IT products based on NDAS and NDAS-NAS technology. The company had about 500,000 euros of sales in 2005. The goal for 2007 is 2.5 million euros.
Why did UBF start this company? First, to continue to serve 'world mission' via self-supporting missionary work. Second, sometimes it is difficult to get a job at a mission field. So UBF wants 'Co-world' to become a multi-national company so that UBF missionaries can get a job in any country. Third, (this is interesting) there are some cases where UBF missionaries compete against each other in the same workplace to keep their jobs.
But if you listen to the presenter, you cannot but wonder whether this business mission is for 'world mission' or is for 'job security'. If UBF missionaries compete against each other to keep their job in other companies, would they not also compete against each other to keep their job in 'Co-world'? Why was the presentation given in Korean? Is running a business only for Korean missionaries?
I wonder what has happened to the 'manger spirit'. Where is UBF going?