B4TEXPO 2024

Transforming People and Nations Through Business
Seeing Disciples Made Among All Peoples

November 14-16, 2024
Raleigh, NC

What is B4T?

B4T (Business for Transformation) refers to businesses strategically placed among least reached peoples which are profitable and serving the local community; generally through transformation, and specifically through evangelism, discipleship and church planting.

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Who should attend?

Business Professionals: Those who are currently in business or retired and unable to “go” to the nations and want to explore coaching, investing, and/or supporting B4T.

Future Workers: Students or young professionals who feel the call overseas to see how your passions, talents and training can be put to use in seeing God’s Kingdom come throughout the world.

Church Leaders: Those who want to learn more about the B4T movement and how their church can support and send B4T workers.

....and anyone who wants to learn more about B4T and how it is being used to create disciples among the least reached.

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Who we are.

Our team facilitates the largest BAM/B4T network in the world. We work with denominations, churches and individuals to increase the impact of overseas businesses in bringing Jesus’ transforming power to the least reached.

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Very informative and thought provoking. I am convinced that B4T can be a very effective method of evangelizing and impacting the unreached.



Meet a new generation of cross-cultural workers who have pushed beyond the sacred/secular divide and are dedicated to advancing God's kingdom through their entire lives, particularly through their work


Experienced practitioners will share their stories and how creating jobs is creating opportunity to share the Good News.


Dynamic seminars, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities so you can find your place in this movement, whether it’s as a partner, coach, investor, or field worker.

Program Highlights

PRESENTERS are BAM/B4T practitioners who are currently developing and/or operating businesses that create jobs for nationals for the purpose of transforming communities for Jesus’ glory. BAM/B4T coaches and BAM/B4T service providers will also be represented.

SESSIONS are “TED Talk” style. Each speaker will cover their view of topic followed by a Q&A session, allowing the audience to engage in the topic presented.

STORIES from businesses around the world who are working among the least reached areas creating jobs and blessing communities.

B4T BUSINESSES represented:

  • IT Software/Hardware/App Development
  • Education
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Manufacturing (Clothing and Industrial)
  • Real Estate
  • Travel Industry

Registration Options



Full Registration

Full Conference Registration for all 3 days.


Student Registration

Full registration for Students. Student ID required at Check In.



Church Leaders Round Table

November 14 - 8AM - 3PM // Join this interactive session with Church Leaders and others who want to equip and send B4T professionals and support the B4T movement.


B4T Coaches Workshop

November 14 - 8AM - 4PM // B4T coaching is essential. It brings help to those doing some of the most difficult things on the planet! How can we do better? What skills could we add or strengthen that would be of greatest value to B4T practitioners? What can we learn from each other? We will be focusing on four fundamental areas. Topics are:
Succession Planning // LEAN // B4T Incubator // EOS
If you have any questions, please reach out to the coaching team at coaches@theopenevents.com.


New for 2024: The Steward Investor Round Table

November 14 - 8AM - 3PM//This seminar engages you in a conversation on Biblical Stewardship and Faith-Driven Investing. Join other Church leaders, financial professionals, and active impact investors as we explore conversations on:

Developing a Robust Theology of Stewardship
Addressing the Sacred/Secular Divide in our Wallets
Managing the Father’s Assets
Investing in Faith-Driven Funds and Businesses in Frontier Markets

Conference Tracks


Business Professionals

Workshops in the track will include topics of financial investing in B4T companies, becoming certified as a coach, business strategies overseas, and various case studies in active B4T companies.


Young Professionals and Future Workers

Workshops in this track will include topics of next steps to becoming a B4T professional, entrepreneurship in another culture, best practices for B4T, and stories from active B4T professionals.


Church Leaders

Workshops in this track include the topics of preparing to send B4T workers, developing a culture of support, best practices for churches and B4T, as well as hearing about challenges and success from current B4T professionals.

Conference Schedule

8:00AM: Church Leaders Roundtable (lunch included)
8:00AM: Coaches Workshop (lunch included)
8:00AM: Steward Investor Roundtable (lunch included)

2:00PM: Registration Begins


4:30PM: General Session 1

5:30PM: Dinner (included with Conference Registration)

7:00PM: General Session 2

8:30AM: General Session 3

9:30AM: Workshops

11:00AM: General Session 4

12:30PM: Lunch (included with Conference Registration)

2:00PM: Workshops

3:30PM: General Session 5

5:30PM Dinner (included with Conference Registration)

7:00PM General Session 6

8:30AM: General Session 7

9:30AM: Workshops

11:00AM: Workshops

12:15PM: General Session 8

1:00PM Lunch (included with registration)


Expo Location

The 2024 B4T Expo will be hosted by Summit Church.

Summit Church - Brier Creek Campus
2335 Presidential Dr,
Durham, NC 27703-8063