Marketplace Youth With A Mission is an online discipleship training platform to empower young professionals to impact their corporate community. This start-up is based out of Vancouver and is growing towards a global partnership with YWAM.
It’s our intention to bridge the gap between missions and society through kingdom building communities and disciple making movements. We believe everybody is called to be a unique expression of Gods love in every sphere of influence.
In 1975, Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade, and Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission, had lunch together in Colorado. God simultaneously gave each of these change agents a message to give to the other. During that same time frame Francis Schaeffer was given a similar message. That message was that if we are to impact any nation for Jesus Christ, then we would have to affect the seven spheres, or mountains of society that are the pillars of any society. These seven mountains are business, government, media, arts and entertainment, education, the family and religion.
In essence, God was telling these three change agents where the battlefield was. It was here where culture would be won or lost. Their assignment was to raise up change agents to scale the mountains and to help a new generation of change agents understand the larger story.
In Genesis God said, Gen 1:26-28: Then God said,”Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them,”Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Man was to represent God on earth and reflect His love and glory on the earth. When man sinned, man was no longer allowed to rule. Satan was allow to roam the earth and have influence over the earth. However, when Jesus came and died for mankind, Luke 19:10 says that Jesus came to reclaim all that was lost in the Garden of Eden, including man’s influence on the earth. It did not mean Christians were to rule everyone, but to reflect His glory in all the earth, just as Adam and Eve did in Genesis. This video reflects the original intent of God, to reflect His love through his people, not rule over them.