Schedule for the [email protected] Summit

Below is an interactive mobile friendly schedule of the [email protected] Summit.

Thursday Evening, October 27

4:00 p.m.

Check-in Opens

7:00 p.m.

Plenary 1— Deeper, Broader, Stronger: Moving from [email protected] 101 to 201

The Summit will open with two plenaries looking back and looking forward at critical challenges to the [email protected] Movement, followed by a lively panel discussion between veteran [email protected] leaders. The opening session will orient participants and set the stage for the two days ahead.

 

Beckett Headshot

John Beckett
Chairman,
The Beckett Companies

David Gill
Mockler-Phillips Prof of Workplace
Theology & Ethics,
Gordon-Conwell Seminary

Matthew Henry
Chief Information Officer,
LeTourneau University

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

Lisa Slayton
CEO
Pittsburgh Leadership
Foundation

Larry Ward
Senior Pastor
Abundant Life

 

 

 

Bill Hendricks
Director of Christian Leadership,
The Hendricks Center,
Dallas Theological Seminary

Willy Kotiuga
Senior Director,
Strategic Studies

9:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Friday Morning, October 28

7:30 a.m.

 

Coffee and Conversation

At breakfast on Friday and Saturday, sponsor organizations will have designated tables where conference attendees can learn about various organizations.

Devotional

 

Mark Davis
Senior Pastor,
Park Cities Presbyterian Church

8:30 a.m.

 

Plenary 2 – Deeper: Four Opportunities for Growth

We will focus on new ground the [email protected] Movement needs to cover.

 

Vocational Opportunity- Going Deeper

How can we help Christians develop a deeper understanding of their calling and how they can serve Christ in their particular work? 

Amy Sherman
Senior Fellow,
Sagamore Institute

Corporate Opportunity- Going Inside

How can we build Christian community (ERGs) within companies and corporations? 

Kent Johnson
Senior Counsel,
Texas Instruments
Incorporated

City-Impact Opportunity – Reaching Wider

How can we break down silos and develop collaborative networks within cities?

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Chuck Proudfit
President,
At Work on Purpose

Cultural Opportunity – Standing Up

How do Christians face the challenges of a secular culture and the pressures this brings to workplace?

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

[email protected] Pioneer: Bill Pollard

We recognize that we stand on the shoulders of men and women who have gone before us. We will honor five [email protected] Pioneers, in keeping with the tradition begun at the first Summit.

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

10:30 a.m.

 

Plenary 3 – Broader: New Audiences to Address

Friday morning’s focus will continue as we identify four groups the [email protected] Movement should intensify its efforts to address.

 

 

Economically Challenged

How can we bring [email protected] and economic flourishing to the underserved?

Chris Brooks
Senior Pastor,
Evangel Ministries

Young Adults in the Workplace

Opening Doors: How can we bring Millennials & Gen X into the leadership of the [email protected] movement?

Grant Skeldon
Founder & Executive Director,
INITIATIVE

Women at Work

How can we address the needs of women and draw more of them into the [email protected] movement?

Denise Daniels
Professor of Management
Associate Dean,
Seattle Pacific University

Faith and Work for the Rest of Us

“Faith and Work for the Rest of Us.” How can we address the needs of workers at all strata of society and draw more of them into the [email protected] movement?

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Dr. Charlie Self
Director of City Development,
Made To Flourish
and Professor, AGTS

 

 

 

[email protected] Pioneer: John Perkins

We recognize that we stand on the shoulders of men and women who have gone before us. We will honor five [email protected] Pioneers, in keeping with the tradition begun at the first Summit.

Tali Hairston
Director,
John M. Perkins Center
Seattle Pacific University

 

Friday Afternoon, October 28

12:00 p.m.

 

Breakout 1 – Opportunities and Obstacles in Six Key Sectors

Working Lunch

Participants will break into six groups by sector: Commercial Business; Technology and Science; Health Care; Law and Government; Education; and Arts and Media. Each group will identify obstacles, opportunities, and resources specific to their sector.

 

Steve Bell
President, CEO
Bellmont Cabinet Company

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

Breon Wells
President & Founder,
The Daniel Initiative

John Terrill
Executive Director,
Stephen & Laurel Brown Foundation (UpperHouse)

Randy Pope
Attorney,
Pope & Pope, P.A.
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

[email protected] Pioneer: Dorothy Sayers

We recognize that we stand on the shoulders of men and women who have gone before us. We will honor five [email protected] Pioneers, in keeping with the tradition begun at the first Summit.

Mark Greene
Executive Director,
London Institute for
Contemporary Christianity

1:30 p.m.

 

Plenary 4 – Case Studies of [email protected]

Upon reconvening, participants will hear examples of [email protected] from six different sectors. Six Personal Stories of People Living Their Faith at Work

 

 

Katherine Leary Alsdorf
Senior Fellow,
Redeemer City to City

Y. Marc Belton
Principal, Wisefellows Consulting,
Former Executive with GM

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

John Samuel
Former Chief
Postmaster General, India

Margo Engberg
Owner
Pinkabella Cupcakes

Sherron Watkins
Former Enron VP.
Enron Whistleblower

[email protected] Pioneer: Paul Stevens

We recognize that we stand on the shoulders of men and women who have gone before us. We will honor five [email protected] Pioneers, in keeping with the tradition begun at the first Summit.

Paul Williams
Research Professor,
Regent College
Chief Executive, Bible Society

 

4:15 p.m.

 

 

Strategic Table Conversations – Trending Topics and Best Practices

Participants attend breakouts of their choice to discuss trending topics, best practices, and next-level ideas.

  • The Gospel at Work: How can we motivate and equip the millions of Christian workers to be salt and light in their workplace?
  • Doing Business in a Secular Society: How can Christian leaders negotiate changing cultural norms?
  • Work – Survival and Human Dignity: How can Christians extend economic opportunity to the under-opportunitied?
  • Engaging Millennials: How can we harness the passions of today’s largest generation in the workforce for kingdom impact?
  • Keeping Boomers Engaged: How do we keep older Christians engaged for kingdom impact?
  • Others to come

Marcus Goodyear
Director of Communications
Operations,
The H. E. Butt
Family Foundation

 

Greg Forster
Director,
Oikonomia Network

Friday Evening, October 28

5:30 p.m.

 

Networking Conversations

Dinner

After the afternoon breakout, conference participants will be free to network over dinner on their own in the 30+ different restaurants and eateries in the Galleria.

Saturday Morning, October 29

7:30 a.m.

 

Coffee and Conversation

At breakfast on Friday and Saturday, sponsor organizations will have designated tables where conference attendees can learn about various organizations.

Devotional

 

Bryan Carter
Senior Pastor
Concord Church
Dallas, TX

8:30 a.m.

Plenary 5 – Stronger: The Church’s Vital Role

Saturday will focus on the critical nature of the church to the [email protected] Movement and the movement’s importance to the church.

 

The Importance of the Workplace-Church Connection

Tom Nelson Headshot

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

What Pastors Need from Workplace Christians

Mark Roberts Headshot

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

The Language of Whole-Life Discipleship

Mark Greene
Executive Director,
London Institute for
Contemporary Christianity

What the Church needs from Seminaries

Tod Bolsinger

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

What are Churches doing?

Alistair Mackenzie
Teaching Fellow Laidlaw College
(New Zealand)
Theology of Work Project

[email protected] Pioneer: Dick Halverson

We recognize that we stand on the shoulders of men and women who have gone before us. We will honor five [email protected] Pioneers, in keeping with the tradition begun at the first Summit. 

Ron Scates
Interim Senior Pastor,
First Presbyterian Church,
San Antonio, TX

 

10:30 a.m.

 

Breakout 2 – Whole-life Discipleship

In response to the presentations, participants will break into five groups (university leaders, seminary leaders, marketplace ministries, local church leaders, workplace/business leaders) to discuss solutions each can offer to foster greater cooperation with the church in developing whole-life disciples.

 

Greg Forster
Director,
Oikonomia Network

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Matt Rusten
Executive Director,
Made to Flourish

Lisa Slayton
CEO
Pittsburgh Leadership
Foundation

Robert Harp
Director of Strategic Initiatives,
Crowell School of Business,
Biola

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Mike Sharrow
CEO,
The C12 Group

Helen Mitchell
Talbot Center for
Faith, Work and Economics
Biola Adjunct Faculty

Doug Hunter

Doug Hunter
Executive Director,
Whitfield Center for
Christian Leadership

Amy Sherman
Senior Fellow,
Sagamore Institute

11:40 a.m.

 

Plenary 6 – Carpe Diem: Claiming Everyday for God

The Summit will close with a challenge from John Perkins. 

 

 

 

 

12:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Summit Closing

 

 

 

 

 

Summit Postscript

We anticipate that breakout sessions will provide a rich source of information and resources. The conference co-chairs will work with breakout session leaders to create a repository of each group’s report. Group participants will have the opportunity to add to the reports.

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