Last year, The Stone Table partnered with four Indiana churches to underwrite the start-up costs of a small portfolio of BAM (Business as Mission) projects around the world. One of the most impactful (and let’s face it, most fun) is a Crossfit Gym in Alexandria, Egypt. The Crossfit craze is not limited to the West as people in all cultures are looking for innovative ways to stay in shape. Crossfit turns the traditional workout on its head by adding out of the box exercise routines to a key ingredient: relational community. This makes it the perfect BAM model.

“The Crossfit craze is not limited to the West as people in all cultures are looking for innovative ways to stay in shape.”

The Alexandria Crossfit gym adds real value to the local neighborhood by meeting a market need and providing income-producing jobs for locals, all while giving our teams the ability to build genuine relationships and have gospel-centered conversations with the local people. And as a bonus, it’s financially self-sustaining!

We’re so excited about this Crossfit business and many of the other BAM models that are making real ministry more viable and sustainable around the world.