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Ministry Distinctives

What Differentiates MMED From Other Forms of Assistance to Christians of Developing Countries?

The adoption of one, or two, or preferably all of the following three provisions is what clearly distinguishes an MMED conceptualized business venture from others.

  1. A provision for a specific Christian ministry always to receive a minimum of ten percent (10%) of all profit distributed by the business.
  2. A provision for a specific Christian ministry to become a beneficiary partner through gifting of a minimum of ten percent (10%) of initial startup capital.
  3. A provision to ensure that the MMED concept continues to flourish, a minimum of ten percent (10%) of all profits distributed by the business is set aside for the sole purpose of starting up a future business venture. Subsequent ventures are tailored after the first one.

Other Factors influencing the Macro-Micro Enterprise Development Concept

  1. MMED enables anyone, even those who do not have large amounts of money, to invest in ministries around the world while retaining at least 90% of their initial investment.
  2. The concept allows interested partners to participate even if they do not have money on hand. Partners can provide appropriate goods and services in kind instead of money.
  3. The greed factor is greatly minimized on application of the MMED concept. Godliness (I Timothy 6:5-12) with contentment (I Timothy 6:6) reigns supreme.
  4. The concept is not designed to serve single individuals or single families in order to minimize nepotism, ensure greater accountability and maximize empowerment opportunities for the masses.
  5. MMED requires a team approach to business. Therefore, a one man "boss man" mentality will be diminished, thereby enabling the MMED venture to flourish with maximum benefit to the Christian entity and the other partners.
  6. MMED is designed primarily around partnerships for mutual empowerment of several families in order to break the stronghold of "me first others later" attitudes. Partnering allows for the greatest number of people to be empowered with the least amount of money.
  7. The church or ministry that benefits from profits of the business:
  1. does not manage the business. Christian people acting collectively as partners and independent of the church do the managing.
  2. is not in business for itself, but it becomes a shareholder by gift designation and makes no contribution toward startup capital.
  3. has no voice nor vote, therefore, it cannot control the business.