The Only Way Home is Winning – Horse Soldiers and Missions

The Only Way Home is Winning – Horse Soldiers and Missions

I finally saw the movie 12 Strong, the movie about the twelve Green Berets that were dispatched right after the Al Queda attacks on the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon. It’s an incredible story of bravery and valor in battle. Al Queda felt it was the worst defeat...

Doing Business For Mission as a Team

Doing Business For Mission as a Team

  Paul worked alongside Priscilla and Aquila making tents, and he also served alongside of them planting churches all throughout the known world. In the New Testament, we see church planting teams doing the work together. Somewhere along the way, we believed the idea...

Should Business and Mission Ever Relate?

Should Business and Mission Ever Relate?

Relationship Between Business and Mission The words ‘business’ and ‘mission’ are two highly confused concepts. Both words are loaded full of preconceived ideas, expectations, and theological foundations. How the two concepts relate to each other may be...

12 Ideas to Start Your Business Tomorrow

12 Ideas to Start Your Business Tomorrow

There are no shortage of ideas that can be used to create new businesses that allow pastors and missionaries the freedom they need to do what they love. Here is a non-exhaustive list to get the creative juices flowing. This is a quick overview of several types of...

You can afford the Missionpreneur lifestyle!

And this guide will prove it.

Whether you’re a missionary traveling from church to church asking for money or you’re looking to become a missionprenuer, at some point you will need to calculate your Minimum Viable Income (MVI). This tool will guide you through everything you need to know and get you on the way to success in the field.

The Heart of Goby

God worked in unimaginable ways to bring  together three men with one purpose – use business for missions. Read more about who we are, how we got here, and what we hope to do with Goby.

 

Bobby Wood

Bobby is a Church Planting Catalyst with the North American Mission Board. In 2013 he planted Redemption Church in Ogden, Utah and has been serving in one of the least reached regions in America ever since.

Stu Coston

Stu served in the Air Force for 5 years and now works as a project manager in commercial construction.  He has helped dozens of business owners launch and grow their brand and has a passion to see businesses utilized for the Gospel. 

Daniel Ray

Daniel is a communications specialist with a journalism background. He spent his college career 1000 miles from home in order to help Bobby plant and grow Redemption Church. Now he lives in Mississippi spreading the idea of missionpreneurship.

How we got here

Bobby planted Redemption Church in 2013. Stu was transferred by the Air Force to Hill Air Force Base in Layton, and his family joined the church in 2016. Daniel moved to Ogden to finish his schooling at Weber State University and join the team at Redemption in 2016. Bobby has been burdened for quite a while for his fellow church planters and missionaries around him who struggled putting food on the table for their families while serving in ministry. Unbeknownst to Bobby, Stu also shared a similar burden when he and his family contemplated moving overseas to become missionaries. Bobby, Stu, and Daniel began to talk about addressing that problem by starting businesses that created jobs for church planters and missionaries to sustain themselves while on the mission field.

Goby Creative (a branding agency that develops websites, print/digital media, advertisements, and much more) was the first business we launched to ensure that missionpreneurship was feasible. We settled on the "goby" fish as our logo and name. The goby fish is an amazing fish that has a symbiotic relationship with a little, blind crab. The crab burrows a hole into the sand to protect itself from predators. The goby fish alerts the crab to dangers in the water, and in return, the crab allows the goby fish to stay safely in the hole together.

In the same way, we believe it is our mission to help missionaries navigate the new waters of the intersection of business and mission that fuels mission and multiplies the number of missionaries.

What we hope to do

Goby Mission is the place where we hope to share our ideas and experiments of missionpreneurship (evangelical missions + entrepreneurship) with the world. We want to add to the discussion of funding mission in new and innovative ways and hopefully provide clear pathways for missionpreneurs to implement their own ideas. Goby Mission hopes to build a network and community of other missionpreneurs and find ways to multiply the mission!

We see a day soon that we can have vocational business courses for entrepreneurs that want to start businesses in their own cities. We want to offer job boards that give missionaries an immediately tangible way to earn income to sustain their ministries. We hope to have a vibrant community here that shares ideas and helps each other build onto this model for ministry.

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Bobby


Bobby is a Church Planting Catalyst with the North American Mission Board. In 2013 he planted Redemption Church in Ogden, Utah and has been serving in one of the least reached regions in America ever since. Bobby is the executive brain behind the entire Goby Enterprise including Goby Creative, Theology Attire, and Goby Mission.

Stu


Stu served in the Air Force for 5 years and now works as a project manager in commercial construction.  He has helped dozens of business owners launch and grow their brand and has a passion to see businesses utilized for the Gospel. Stu manages the operations of the entire Goby Enterprise including Goby Creative, Theology Attire, Goby Merch, and Goby Mission.

Daniel


Daniel is a communications specialist with a journalism background. He spent his college career 1000 miles from home in order to help Bobby plant and grow Redemption Church. Now he lives in Mississippi spreading the idea of missionpreneurship. Daniel is the communications powerhorse behind the entire Goby Enterprise including Goby Creative, Theology Attire, and Goby Mission.

Brett


Brett is the Pastor of Mobilization at Redeeming Life Church in Salt lake City, UT. He is also the lead website designer at Goby Creative and our resident guinea pig for living the missionpreneur lifestyle.