Transforming Nations Through Business
Reaching the Unreached to Know and Love Jesus


The 2020 B4T Expo has been cancelled. 

In March, we made the tough decision to postpone the 2020 B4T EXPO to November 12-14. Our team continues to monitor the situation closely. Even though domestic travel has opened up, international travel is still very restricted. Since the backbone of the expo is having B4T professionals share their stories, we have to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 B4T EXPO.

As we let go of our desire to gather, we hold onto God’s presence, peace, hope, and love. In an ever-changing world, God is still sovereign. We are trusting Him to bring good from evil. We look forward to gathering together for the 2021 B4T EXPO which will be held in Bellevue, WA on April 22-24, 2021. Please mark your calendars. Please continue praying with us for those impacted by COVID-19.

IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED TO ATTEND THE 2020 EXPO…
Please check your email for instructions on how to handle your registration. If you did not receive an email, please write to expo@theopenevents.com for details.

2021 B4T Expo

April 22-24 in Bellevue, WA






What is B4T?

B4T (Business for Transformation) refers to businesses strategically placed in unreached areas 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.

About Us


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

AT THE B4T EXPO, YOU WILL ...

Interact

Meet a new generation of cross-cultural workers who are eliminating the secular/sacred divide and dedicated to advancing God’s Kingdom through business.

Learn

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

Participate

Dynamic seminars, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities so you can find your place in this movement, whether it’s as a mobilizer, 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)


Registration Options

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

$395

Full Registration

Full Conference Registration for all 3 days.

$245

Student Registration

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

PRE/POST CONFERENCE SESSIONS

$15

Church Leaders Round Table

April 22 - 8AM - 3PM // This session is for church leaders who want to discuss how they can best equip and send B4T professionals and support the B4T movement.

$50

A New Way to Train B4T Coaches

April 22 - 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? A concentrated look at some fundamentals, a bit of practice, and feedback from the field will all be a part of this 1-day session. Here are some of the topics that will be covered:

• Who's behind the wheel? How to keep the B4T worker in the driver's seat
• Effective coaching models
• Working with unique B4T challenges
• What's in your toolbox?
• What hat to wear, and when

No Cost

Future Workers Seminar

April 24 - 1:30 - 4:15PM // A dedicated Post-Conference session for those who are making the commitment to become B4T professionals.

Conference Tracks

REGISTRATION OPENS FALL

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.

REGISTRATION OPENS FALL

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.

REGISTRATION OPENS FALL

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)

2:00PM: Registration Begins

—GENERAL CONFERENCE BEGINS—

4:30PM: General Session
Introduction to the OPEN Network

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

7:00PM: General Session

8:30AM: General Session

9:45AM: Workshops

11:15AM: General Session

12:45PM: Lunch (included with Conference Registration)

2:00PM: Workshops

3:30PM: General Session

5:30PM Dinner (included with Conference Registration)

7:00PM General Session

8:30AM: General Session

9:30AM: Workshops

11:00 Workshops

12:15PM: General Session

1:00PM GENERAL CONFERENCE ENDS

2:00PM: Future Workers Session (lunch included)


Expo Location

The 2021 B4T Expo will be hosted by Crossroads Bible Church.

Crossroads Bible Church
15815 SE 37th Street
Bellevue, WA 98006