Who We Are

Launched in 2011 as a non-profit organization, Global Bazaar seeks to manifest the cross-cultural, Kingdom-minded principles of justice and reconciliation in the lives of all people through the pursuit of fair trade. Specifically, Global Bazaar provides vulnerable, impoverished people groups an opportunity to tell their personal stories and sell the products of their own hands at a fair price. We are a 501 (c) 3 currently working with four international partners on three continents: Africa Asia and South America.

Today the majority of our business transactions occur through relational interactions, primarily in the setting of a home. Through a relational and educational experience that transcends cultural differences, we hope that participants will come to a greater understanding of God’s love, salvation, and desire for reconciling the world to Himself. In 2016, we will begin our annual immersion trips. These trips will give participants the opportunity to visit our international partners in person and work alongside them.

Mission
Global Bazaar seeks to manifest the cross-cultural, Kingdom-minded principles of justice and reconciliation in the lives of all people through the pursuit of fair trade.

Vision
Through a relational and educational experience that transcends cultural differences, we hope that participants will come to a greater understanding of God’s love, salvation, and desire for reconciling the world to Himself. Our goal is to inspire a Holy Revolution – within individuals, among societies, and across the globe – that results in the embodiment of God’s life-giving love and healing in a hurting world.

Statement of Faith
We believe in God, the Father, who created this world and everything within it to be in a life-giving, intimate relationship with Him. We believe that he sent his son, Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man, into the world to take all our sin and junk onto himself and die in our stead. Hallelujah! Christ conquered death through his resurrection, offering God’s redemption and reconciliation to all of humanity who submits to His lordship. We also believe in the gift of the Holy Spirit and in its power – a power that heals, rescues, and transforms lives.

We recognize the supreme authority of Christ, and we submit ourselves to pursuing God’s kingdom above all others, a kingdom characterized by holy justice, redemptive relationships, abundant love, and life-giving reconciliation. In this kingdom, the last shall be first, the weak shall be strong, and the meek shall inherit the earth.

All our efforts are for His glory and honor.

Values
1. Commitment to Jesus Christ & the pursuit of His Kingdom
2. Commitment to both personal and social holiness
3. Reconciliation
4. Social Justice
5. Stewardship
6. Creativity
7. Empowerment
8. Integrity
9. Accountability

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