Unsure how their work serves God
Say their work less valuable than pastor's
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.
Presenters and Breakout Leaders
Confirmed presenters, more TBA.
Vocation & Formation,
Fuller Theological Seminary
The Beckett Companies
Professor of Management
Seattle Pacific University
Director of Communications
& Ed. Technology,
Dallas Theological Seminary
Executive in Residence,
Seattle Pacific University
Co-Chair, Theology of Work
Director, Mockler Center,
London Institute for
Whitfield Center for
38th Director of
the United States Mint
Sr. Counsel, Executive Dir.
of ADF International,
Alliance Defending Freedom
Christ Community Church
President, Made to Flourish
Center for Faith & Work,
At Work on Purpose
Exec. Director, Max De Pree
Center for Leadership,
Made to Flourish
Postmaster General, India
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
Photo reproduced with the Dorothy L. Sayers Society’s permission; copyright holder is unknown.
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.
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.
2014 Faith@Work Summit Talks