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Unsure how their work serves God

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Say their work less valuable than pastor's

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No clarity about their calling

The 2016 Summit will

gather leaders and active participants in the Faith@Work Movement from every industry sector who desire to learn from each other and work together to extend Christ’s transforming presence in workplaces around the world.

The Summit is not a celebrity-speaker event, but a working conference where all attendees participate, share new ideas and initiatives, and create collaborative partnerships.

We invite you

to add your voice as leaders from business, government, academia, church and ministry organizations gather in Dallas for the 2nd International Faith@Work Summit.

Agenda at a Glance

A renewed interest in faith-work integration has erupted in workplaces around the world. Faith-work initiatives are booming, at companies, churches, colleges, seminaries and other ministries. The modern Faith@Work Movement is gathering steam and reaching a tipping point. 

October 27

Check-in Opens – 4 p.m.

Conference Opens – 7 p.m.

Plenary One – Deeper, Broader, Stronger: Moving from Faith@Work 101 to 201

Reception

October 28

Plenary Two – Deeper: Four Opportunities for Growth

Plenary Three – Broader: New Audiences to Address

Breakout One – Opportunities and Obstacles in Six Key Sectors

Plenary Four – Six Case Studies

Breakout Two – Trending Topics and Best Practices

Networking Dinner (on your own)

October 29

Plenary Five – Stronger: The Church’s Vital Role

Breakout Three – Whole-life Discipleship

Plenary Six – Carpe Monday

Conference Closes – Noon

Presenters and Breakout Leaders

Confirmed presenters, more TBA. 

Tod Bolsinger

Tod Bolsinger
Vice President,
Vocation & Formation,
Fuller Theological Seminary

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John Beckett
Chairman,
The Beckett Companies

Denise Daniels
Professor of Management
Associate Dean,
Seattle Pacific University

John Dyer
Director of Communications
& Ed. Technology,
Dallas Theological Seminary

Al Erisman
Executive in Residence,
Seattle Pacific University
Co-Chair, Theology of Work

Greg Forster
Director,
Oikonomia Network

David Gill
Director, Mockler Center,
Gordon-Conwell
Theological Seminary

Mark Greene
Executive Director,
London Institute for
Contemporary Christianity

Doug Hunter

Doug Hunter
Executive Director,
Whitfield Center for
Christian Leadership

Kent Johnson
Senior Counsel,
Texas Instruments
Incorporated

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David Kinnaman
President,
Barna Group

Ed Moy Headshot

Ed Moy
38th Director of
the United States Mint
(2006-2011)

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Douglas Napier
Sr. Counsel, Executive Dir.
of ADF International,
Alliance Defending Freedom

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Tom Nelson
Senior Pastor,
Christ Community Church
President, Made to Flourish

Bill Peel
Executive Director,
Center for Faith & Work,
LeTourneau University

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Chuck Proudfit
President,
At Work on Purpose

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Mark Roberts
Exec. Director, Max De Pree
Center for Leadership,
Fuller Seminary

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Matt Rusten
Executive Director,
Made to Flourish

John Samuel
Former Chief
Postmaster General, India

Amy Sherman
Senior Fellow,
Sagamore Institute

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The Westin Galleria in Dallas, Texas

Discounted rooms for the Faith@Work Summit are limited, so make sure you reserve a room today!  Book your stay at the Westin Galleria Dallas here.  Dallas is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the nation and a leading city for business, 18 businesses in the Dallas area were names Fortune 500 companies. The Faith@Work Summit will be held at the Westin Galleria, an outstanding conference hotel located in one of USA Today’s “Top 10 Shopping Spots in the US.”  

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Pioneers

 

John M. Perkins

Bible Teacher, Author, Speaker

John M. Perkins was born into Mississippi poverty, the son of a sharecropper. He fled to California when he was 17 after his older brother was killed. Although Dr. Perkins vowed never to return, in 1960 after he accepted Christ, he returned to his boyhood home to share the gospel of Christ with those still living in the region. He summarizes his philosophy of Christian ministry in the “three Rs”—Relocation, Redistribution and Reconciliation. Perkins’ Christian witness included economic development, healthcare, voter registration, and so many other things from the early days of his faith journey. Dr. Perkins believes that “the best welfare program is a job.” He is one of the leading evangelical voices in grassroots economic development in at-risk communities and is the Co-founder of the Christian Community Development Association. Despite dropping out of school in the third grade, Dr. Perkins is an author and international speaker and teacher on issues of racial reconciliation, leadership, and community development. For his tireless work, he received honorary doctorates from thirteen universities. 

Dick Halverson

United States Senate Chaplain, Pastor, Author

Richard C. Halverson served from 1958 until 1981 as the Senior Pastor of the Fourth Presbyterian Church, in Bethesda, Maryland and as the Chaplain of the United States Senate from 1981 until 1994. He was an associate of the National Prayer Breakfast movement starting in 1956 along with Bill Bright. Halverson was famous for sending his congregation out with this benediction, “Wherever you go, God is sending you, wherever you are, God has put you there; He has a purpose in your being there. Christ who indwells you has something He wants to do through you where you are. Believe this and go in His grace and love and power.”

“And what of the church work which is done in and for the church organization? Its purpose is to equip each member to do the work for the church Monday through Saturday. All the programs within the church are for the purpose of enabling the church to do the work of ministry between Sundays when she is invisible as a congregation.” Richard Halverson, How I Changed My Thinking about the Church. 

Dorothy L. Sayers

Bible Teacher, Author, Speaker

Dorothy Leigh Sayers was an Oxford-educated scholar and the contemporary of such literary luminaries as G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, and Agatha Christie. She is a renowned crime writer, poet, playwright, and essayist, however, Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy to be her best work. She wrote several influential essays on the topic of vocation and work. She was an outspoken advocate of the sacredness of secular work. In her classic “Why Work?,” she argues that work is not something we do to live, but something we should live to do—and one of the chief ways we glorify God.

“I asked that it [work] should be looked upon, not as a necessary drudgery to be undergone for the purpose of making money, but as a way of life in which the nature of man should find its proper exercise and delight and so fulfill itself to the glory of God.”
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Paul Stevens

Professor, Author, Pastor, Carpenter

Paul Stevens joined the Regent faculty in 1987 as Associate Professor of Applied Theology. Dr. Stevens was named Professor Emeritus of Marketplace Theology and Leadership in 2005 and continues to teach courses frequently at Regent. Dr. Stevens is a craftsman with wood, words, and images and has worked as a carpenter, a student counselor, a pastor, and a professor. His personal mission is to empower the whole people of God to integrate their faith and life from Monday to Sunday. Books include: Work Matters: Lessons from Scripture and Taking Your Soul to Work: Overcoming the Nine Deadly Sins of the Workplace. 
Photo from Regent College.  

C. William “Bill” Pollard

CEO, Author, Speaker

C. William “Bill” Pollard joined ServiceMaster in 1977 and has served not once but twice as its chief executive officer. During his leadership of the company, ServiceMaster was recognized by Fortune magazine as the No.1 service company among the Fortune 500 and also was included in its list of its most admired companies and achieved market leadership in each of its markets and substantial growth in shareholder value. He is the author of several books including: The Soul of the Firm, The Heart of a Business Ethic and Serving Two Masters? Reflections on God and Profit. In April 2004, he received the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Business Ethics at Notre Dame.

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David Kinnaman Barna HeadshotDavid Kinnaman

President, Barna Group

David Kinnaman is president of Barna Group and author of Good Faith, You Lost Me and unChristian. Since joining Barna in 1995, he has directed nationwide representative studies of more than half a million people. David has designed and analyzed research for the American Bible Society, Compassion, Habitat for Humanity, InterVarsity, NBC-Universal, Sony, Thomas Nelson, World Vision, Harper Collins and many others. He and his wife, Jill, live with their three kids in Ventura, California.
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Tod Bolsinger HeadshotTod Bolsinger

Vice President for Vocation and Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary

Tod Bolsinger is the Vice-President for Vocation and Formation and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. For seventeen years, he was the Senior Pastor of San Clemente Presbyterian Church after serving for ten years on the pastoral staff at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. He is the author of three books and consultant in transformational leadership. (MDiv, PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary)
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Amy Sherman HeadshotAmy Sherman

Senior Fellow, Sagamore Institute

Dr. Amy L. Sherman, a Senior Fellow at the Sagamore Institute, was named by Christianity Today in 2012 as one of the 50 Evangelical women most influencing the American Church and culture. She’s the author of six books and over 80 articles in periodicals including First Things, The Public Interest, The Christian Century, Christianity Today, and Books & Culture. Her most recent book is Kingdom Calling. (BA, Messiah College; MA and Ph.D., University of Virginia.)

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Kent Johnson HeadshotKent Johnson

Senior Counsel at Texas Instruments Incorporated

Kent Johnson is a Senior Counsel at Texas Instruments Incorporated where he is responsible for legal support of nearly all of TI’s worldwide businesses and business functions. A passionate advocate of diversity in the workplace, Kent is a past Chair of Texas Instruments’ Diversity Network, and helped found the Christian Values Initiative (an official Diversity Initiative of Texas Instruments) in 2001. Outside the company, Kent has served on governing boards of private schools and churches, and is a frequent speaker on the topic of faith in the workplace. (AB, Dartmouth; JD, Villanova School of Law; Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Diplomacy).
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Doug Hunter HeadshotDoug Hunter

Executive Director of the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership

Doug Hunter is Executive Director of the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership at Charleston Southern University. He has served as CEO of two U.S. and one Chinese-based companies and two global marketplace organizations. Doug is currently a consultant with Global Cities Project of Cru, member of Lausanne Workplace Network, the Global Think Tank on BAM, and Founding Board Member of the National Faith & Work Association. Married to Janet, they have 4 children and 2½ grandchildren.
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Matt Rusten HeadshotMatt Rusten

Executive Director for Made to Flourish

Matt Rusten serves as the executive director for Made to Flourish. Rusten received his master of divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and has served in churches in North Dakota, the Chicago area, Kansas City, and most recently as pastor of spiritual formation at Blackhawk Church in Madison, Wisconsin. He and his wife Margi live in Kansas City.
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Chuck Proudfit headshotChuck Proudfit

President of At Work on Purpose

Chuck Proudfit is the Founder and President of At Work on Purpose, the nation’s largest citywide marketplace ministry. A graduate of Harvard University, Chuck also consults through his firm SKILLSOURCE. Author of Citywide Marketplace Ministry in a Box and BIZNISTRY, Chuck is a thought leader in marketplace ministry and city transformation through marketplace engagement. Chuck’s corporate experience comes from Procter & Gamble, The Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery, and LensCrafters Corporation.
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Douglas Napier headshotDouglas Napier

Alliance Defending Freedom | Sr. Counsel, Executive Dir. of ADF International

Douglas H. Napier, Esq., has more than 25 years legal experience with expertise in litigation and legal matters. A third-generation attorney, Napier believes law can provide solutions to problems and improve people’s lives. Napier serves as Senior Counsel, Executive Director of ADF International at its headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he is focused on defending the right of people to freely live out their faith throughout the country and world.
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Ed Moy HeadshotThe Honorable Edmund C. Moy

38th Director of the United States Mint (2006-2011)

Ed Moy is public servant, executive, and author. He served as the 38th director of the United States Mint (2006-2011) and as a special assistant to the president for presidential personnel at the White House (2001-2006). He is a commentator to financial media, writes a weekly column for Newsmax, and is authoring an 8 book series on gold bullion. Ed also serves on the advisory board of Seattle Pacific University’s School of Business & Economics and served on the board of Christianity Today.
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Mark Greene PhotoMark Greene

Executive Director of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity

Mark used to work in advertising and is prepared to admit it. He’s now Executive Director of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. Mark is a champion for workplace ministry and mission in everyday contexts, speaks widely and has written a number of books including Thank God it’s Monday, Supporting Christians at Work, The Great Divide, and Fruitfulness on the Frontline.
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Mark Roberts HeadshotMark Roberts

Executive Director of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Seminary

The Rev. Dr. Mark D. Roberts is a pastor, author, leader, speaker, blogger, and consultant for Christian organizations. Mark is the Executive Director of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California. In this role, he provides visionary, strategic, and tactical leadership for the Center, which seeks to serve leaders so they might flourish in life and leadership. In addition to serving leaders directly, the De Pree Center helps churches so they might encourage, teach, mentor, form, and support marketplace leaders. (BA, Harvard University; MA, Harvard University; PhD, Harvard University)
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John Samuel HeadshotJohn Samuel

President, Transform Consulting
Former Chief Postmaster General of India

John Samuel is the Founder President of Transform Consulting, focusing on leadership development, business strategy and business transformation. He worked in senior positions in Government of India, including Chief Post Master General. He functioned as the consultant of Universal Postal Union, an agency of the United Nations, on various projects in Maldives and Bhutan. Widely travelled across the world, he has an abiding passion to develop leaders across the nations, who will make a difference.
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Chairman, The Beckett Companies

John Beckett is chairman of The Beckett Companies in Elyria, Ohio, worldwide leaders in the production of engineered components for residential and commercial heating. A founding board member of Intercessors for America, as well as The King’s College in NYC, he also serves on the board of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ). Mr. Beckett is the author of Loving Monday: Succeeding in Business Without Selling Your Soul (1998) and Mastering Monday: A Practical Guide to Integrating Faith and Work (2006).

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Tom Nelson HeadshotTom Nelson

Senior Pastor of Christ Community Church | President of Made to Flourish

Tom Nelson is the Senior Pastor of Christ Community Church in Kansas City. He is also president of the pastors’ network, Made To Flourish, where he provides strategic leadership and is on the leadership team of the Oikonomia Network. He is the author of Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work and a contributing writer to The Men’s Devotional Bible, The Gospel for Life Series and The Gospel Shaped Work. Tom and Liz, have two grown children. (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; DMin, Trinity International University)
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Greg Forster HeadshotGreg Forster

Director of the Oikonomia Network | Center for Transformational Churches at Trinity International University

Greg Forster serves as the director of the Oikonomia Network at the Center for Transformational Churches at Trinity International University, and is the author of six books. He writes and speaks widely on how the structures of culture and civilization respond to the challenge of the gospel and the ambiguous tensions of religious freedom, in order to equip the church to be good citizens of both the Kingdom of God and our human communities. (PhD with distinction, Yale University)
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Denise Daniels HeadshotDenise Daniels

Professor of Management, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Denise Daniels is a professor of management and associate dean for undergraduate studies in the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University. She regularly teaches Organizational Behavior, Leadership, and Human Resource Management classes to both undergraduate and graduate students, and was recognized as the Teacher of the Year in 1998, and she has three times been named the SBE Scholar of the Year. Dr. Daniels’ scholarly interests are primarily in the areas of the meaning of work, Sabbath, leadership, and motivation. (BA, Wheaton College; PhD, University of Washington)

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Executive Director of Communications and Educational Technology at Dallas Theological Seminary

John Dyer builds tools and open source projects used by Apple, Microsoft, Harley Davidson, the Department of Defense. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Communications and Educational technology at Dallas Theological Seminary, and he writes for publications like Gizmodo and Christianity Today. He is the author of From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology. (BS, Texas A&M; ThM, DTS; PhD candidate, Durham University) 
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Square_Bio_PhotoAl Erisman

Co-Chair, Theology of Work Project | Executive in Residence at Seattle Pacific University

Al Erisman is Executive in Residence at the Seattle Pacific University School of Business, Government, and Economics. He also co-chairs the Theology of Work Project and cofounded and edits Ethix magazine. He was a senior technical fellow and director of R&D in technology and mathematics at Boeing (1969-2001). He is author or editor of six books including Direct Methods for Sparse Matrices (Oxford Press, co-author) and The Accidental Executive: Lessons on Business, Faith, and Calling from the Life of Joseph (Hendrickson, 2015). (BS, Northern Illinois University; MS, PhD, Iowa State University)
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Square_Bio_PhotoDavid Gill

Director of the Mockler Center for Faith & Ethics in the Workplace at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

David Gill is Mockler-Phillips Professor of Workplace Theology & Business Ethics and Director of the Mockler Center for Faith & Ethics in the Workplace at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He previously taught at New College Berkeley (1977-90), 
North Park University (1992-2001) and St. Mary’s College (2004-2010). Ordained in the Progressive National Baptist Convention and an experienced organizational ethics consultant, he is author of seven books including Becoming Good: Building Moral Character (IVP, 2000), Doing Right: Practicing Ethical Principles (IVP, 2004), and It’s About Excellence: Building Ethically Healthy Organizations 
(Wipf & Stock, 2008/2011) (BA, UC Berkeley; MA, San Francisco State; PhD, USC). 
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Square_Bio_PhotoKatherine Leary Alsdorf

Executive Director Something | Faith and Work Something

Bill Peel (BA, Southern Methodist University; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, DMin, Gordon-Conwell Seminary) is the founding Executive Director of the Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University (CenterForFaithAndWork.com). For more than 25 years, Bill has coached thousands of men and women to discover their calling, understand their work’s significance to God, and become spiritually influential in their workplace. He is an award-winning author or co-author of seven books (in multiple languages), including Workplace Grace and What God Does When Men Pray.

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Executive Director Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University

Bill Peel is the Executive Director of the Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University. For over 30 years, Bill has coached thousands to discover their calling, understand their work’s significance to God, and become spiritually influential in their workplace. He’s an award-winning author of seven books, including Workplace Grace and What God Does When Men Pray. (BA, Southern Methodist University; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; DMin, Gordon-Conwell Seminary).
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