Launch the One-Day BEC

Outreach. Redefined.

The poor don’t need charity. They need someone to help them use the gifts God has given them. Paradigm Shift trains volunteers teams to provide a holistic economic development outreach targeting microentrepreneurs working themselves out of poverty.


The One-Day Business Experience Course is the foundation for transforming impoverished communities and opens the door for discipleship.


Any church, business forum or small group can provide this simple, effective outreach. With just six qualified volunteers, you can get started!



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What’s the Business Experience Course?

It’s a fun, fast paced eight-hour business training that takes entrepreneurs on a journey of exploring basic business skills.


Through peer-learning, games, participatory exercises, and structured discussions, your volunteer team of six unpacks learning for adult microentrepreneurs in a way that is highly relevant and immediately applicable.


What? You’ve never been a part of an economic development outreach as a way of of serving the poor? Don’t worry, neither has a vast majority of our volunteers.


The entire course has been created to be used by volunteers like you!


The programme materials include:

  • Volunteer Team Training DVD
  • Verbatim Curriculum Scripts
  • Curriculum Kit including props and 80 re-usable full-colour visuals
  • Entrepreneur Certificates
  • Marketing Templates
  • Resource CD


With this, you can successfully run the One-Day Business Experience Course! This gives you, the volunteer team, the confidence and framework to use your own business experience and skills to uplift others.


At the end of the course, each entrepreneur receives a certificate of business training. Your team forges new friendships while overcoming social, economic and racial boundaries.

What’s Needed To Get Started
  1. A team of six trainers with business knowledge and experience
  2. A free Saturday(s)
  3. A training venue
  4. A target community
  5. A desire to coach entrepreneurs in small business skills
  6. An ability to prayerfully disciple others in faith

Get Started

Fill out the form below and click submit. Our team will be in touch and help you launch a successful programme!

If you are outside of South Africa visit our Beyond South Africa page.

Volunteer Voices

"My perspective on poverty has shifted. We, as a church, have a vital role to play in empowering a community."
Wally Bodin, Grace Family Church

Entrepreneur Experiences

“There is no gift that is above the knowledge l received. The knowledge I was given will be passed on to my family, and my grandchildren will benefit from it.”

Willow Creek Association

"The untapped resource of business men and women in our churches is a powerful force. Once engaged, it has the potential to create a massive impact among local entrepreneurs working themselves out of poverty. This is a great, proven tool for business folk to use their gifting, for Gods glory!"
— Gerry Couchman, CEO
WCA South Africa

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