Entrepreneurial Missions Index
The Entrepreneurial Missions Index (EMI) was created by Worldwide Tentmakers to measure the likelihood of success for new businesses with a missions purpose in other countries across the world. It is made up of three other indexes that measure the competitiveness of an economy, freedom of an economy, and ease of doing business of an economy. These other indexes are drawn from a wide list of factors and measurements and through combining them a very accurate picture develops on the state of the economy in any single country. These indexes are also combined with the last full year of GDP percentage growth to give emerging economies greater focus because it is our belief that a growing economy is more significant to the likelihood of success than infrastructure or legal landscape. In 2010, the last full year would be 2008 for most economies because 2009 numbers are still estimates. These business indexes are combined with percentage of non-Protestants in a country along with the ratio of missionaries to population to exhibit need of a community for channels to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For the purposes of the EMI, Eastern Orthodox are also included as Protestant so countries such as Armenia, Greece, Russia, and Belarus could score higher if you have a different opinion of Eastern Orthodox. Our belief is that through combining the three business indexes with GDP growth along with a measurement of need for mission work in an area will give the most accurate measurement for the potential of success of a Business as Mission work. We define success as not only creating a profitable business with a long term life cycle but also businesses that will have a significant ministry among the population and see people believe on Jesus Christ. We believe that the greatest opportunity to have a significant ministry through business is among people that have little to no Gospel witness in countries with a growing economy.