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Social Entrepreneurship: An Evidence-Based Approach to Creating Social Value by Wolfgang Bielefeld, Chao Guo

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chapter SEVEN

Social Intrapreneurship: Innovation from Within

Founded in 1986, Partners in Christ International (PICI) is an international, nondenominational Christian-mission organization headquartered in Tempe, Arizona. The mission of PICI is to “[serve] evangelical churches on both sides of the Mexican-American border by linking them together in partnering relationships.” It strives to implement this mission by partnering with indigenous churches and ministries to meet needs and opportunities that enhance or complement their work.

A key strategy in PICI operations is to develop alliances among indigenous Protestant churches in order to train and empower local pastors and church leaders. PICI has done so in Hermosillo and Guaymas, cities in ...

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