Orlando Faith+Work Summit
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Christians who are seeking to deepen their understanding of what it means to follow Christ in their sphere of work.
- Pastors and ministry leaders who desire tools and resources on whole-life discipleship in order to equip their congregations and communities to integrate faith and work with economics.
- Academicians, business professionals, entrepreneurs, educators, civic leaders and others who wish to connect with others to affect positive social change in the community and world.
- Seminary and University students who want to enhance their academic study with real-world application to strengthen congregational ministry and workplace impact.
CAN I CHOOSE THE DAY(S) OR EVENT(S) I WANT TO ATTEND?
Yes. However, we would enjoy your participation on both days as we have awesome speakers and topics for you! You can choose to attend all events occurring on both days, March 9 and 10, or you can register to attend a single event(s). If you wish to attend all events on both days, please register for each event.
WHAT IF I CANNOT ATTEND ALL DAY? CAN I STILL REGISTER AND STAY FOR A PORTION OF TIME?
Yes. Even if you can only stay for a limited time during the day, please register on the day(s) you plan to attend. We want to give every opportunity for you to be engaged with this event!
DO I HAVE TO BRING MY PRINTED TICKET TO THE EVENT?
Yes. You will need to print your ticket or have an electronic version on your electronic device. Upon check-in, every ticket will be exchanged for a badge and registration materials.
CAN I UPDATE MY REGISTRATION INFORMATION?
Yes. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the "Self-Edit" option. Note: The Self-Edit option will be disabled a few days before the event. Updating your registration information includes if you have to cancel attending the event.
HOW CAN I CONTACT THE ORGANIZER WITH ANY QUESTIONS?
- Event Contact: Charisse Jones, Office of Faith, Work and Economics, Asbury Theological Seminary (Florida Dunnam Campus)
- Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORLANDO FAITH+WORK SUMMIT 2017
REDEEMING WORK TO IMPACT THE WORLD.
People hunger for meaning and purpose. Christians spend 165 hours outside of church each week, so how do we connect our faith with our work from Sunday to Monday?
Orlando Faith+Work Summit is not just another conference, but an experience designed to inspire you to action. Christians involved in business, the church, the government, academia and ministry organizations will unite to learn, share best practices and create collaborative partnerships to affect positive social change in our communities and the world.
Join us for two days of impactful dialogue and interaction with national and local speakers, entrepreneurs, business and community leaders, pastors and academicians who will share innovative approaches to using business as mission, working for community transformation, and transforming your ordinary day’s work into an extraordinary calling.
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
*Please be sure that you have registered for the event(s) you would like to attend. All events are open to attend. Visit faithworksummit.com for more information (schedule subject to change)
THURSDAY, MARCH 9: CHURCH, WORLD AND WORKPLACE
10:30 a.m. Check-In Opens
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Interact and engage with local and national leaders and practitioners in faith-work integration across industry fields. The day will include presentations followed by breakout sessions and strategic conversations exploring opportunities, obstacles and best practices. Topics Include: Redeeming and Re-Imagining Work, Beyond 101: Faith and Work, Vocational Stewardship, Career, Work, or Calling? Whole-life Discipleship, Working Together: Pastors and Workplace Christians, What The Church Needs from Seminary/University. Location: Asbury Theological Seminary at 8401 Valencia College Lane, Orlando FL 32825. (Lunch is complimentary)
6:30-8:00 p.m. Coffee+Conversation+Community: Business As Mission Community Forum. Join us for coffee and conversation on social entrepreneurship with Josh Taylor, Manager and Marketplace Minister-Axum Market Cafe and Guest Panelists. Location: Axum Market Cafe at 7000 Dr. Phillips YMCA, Orlando FL 32819. (Coffee is Complimentary). Learn more about Axum Market Cafe
FRIDAY, MARCH 10: CHURCH, WORLD AND WORKPLACE
8:00 a.m. Check-In Opens
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Interact and engage with local and national leaders and practitioners in faith-work integration across industry fields. The day will include presentations followed by breakout sessions and strategic conversations exploring opportunities, obstacles and best practices. Topics Include: Faith, Work and Culture-The Church Outside the Walls, Vocational Stewardship, Business as Mission, Gracious Leadership, Community Transformation Through Collaboration, Marketplace Ministry-Women in the Workplace, Working Together: Pastors and Workplace Christians, What the Workplace Needs from Seminary/University. Location: Asbury Theological Seminary at 8401 Valencia College Lane, Orlando FL 32825. (Lunch is complimentary)
Dr. Timothy C. Tennent, President-Asbury Theological Seminary. Dr. Timothy C. Tennent has served as President since July 2009. Prior to his coming to Asbury Seminary, Dr. Tennent was the Professor of World Missions and Indian Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he served since 1998. Ordained in the United Methodist Church in 1984, he has pastored churches in Georgia, and in several of the largest churches in New England. He is a frequent conference speaker around the country and throughout the world, including numerous countries in Asia, Africa and Europe. More about President Tennent and Asbury Theological Seminary.
William Messenger, Executive Editor-Theology of Work Project. William G. Messenger is the Executive Editor of the Theology of Work Project and a member of the Steering Committee. Previously, Will was the Director of the Mockler Center for Faith and Ethics in the Workplace at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary having created and led the seminary’s doctoral and master’s degree programs in workplace leadership and business ethics. He is a member of the Board of Directors of ArQule, Inc., a biotechnology company near Boston. Will is ordained in the Episcopal Church and formerly served as pastor of Charles River Church in Boston and assistant rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Belmont, MA. More about Will Messenger and the Theology of Work Project.
Amy Sherman, Senior Fellow-Sagamore Institute. Dr. Amy L. Sherman, is a Senior Fellow at the Sagamore Institute where she directs the Center on Faith in Communities. Through the Center, Amy provides training and consulting to churches and non-profits seeking to transform their communities for the common good. She was named by Christianity Today in 2012 as one of the "50 Evangelical Women Most Influencing the American Church and Christian Culture." Amy is the author of six books and more than 80 articles in periodicals. Her most recent book is Kingdom Calling. More about Amy Sherman and Vocational Stewardship
Dr. Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor-Northland Church Distributed (Orlando). During Dr. Hunter’s tenure, which began in 1985, Northland has grown from 200 faithful souls to a Florida-based congregation of 20,000 that worships worldwide via the web. Dr. Hunter has become an internationally known advocate for peace, for the poor, for victims of human trafficking, for protecting God’s creation for the sake of victims of pollution-caused climate change, for the inclusion in church and society of families/persons dealing with disabilities, and for racial equality and reconciliation. He is the Chairman of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, a Florida-based nonprofit organization leading the Central Florida effort to end homelessness. He has been featured in national publications including Time, Newsweek, The New York Times and The Washington Post. More about Joel C. Hunter and Northland Church Distributed
Eddy Moratin, Executive Director-LIFT Orlando. Eddy Moratin is the Executive Director of LIFT Orlando, a non-profit organization founded by business leaders to partner with neighborhood residents and accelerate community transformation. Its mission is to break the cycle of poverty through holistic neighborhood revitalization mixed-income housing, cradle to career education, wellness and economic opportunity. Prior to joining LIFT Orlando, Eddy spent seven years as the Executive Director of Lifework Leadership Orlando, a premier leadership development organization. He served in multiple leadership positions over a six year career at the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, one of the largest and most influential chambers in Florida with more than 5,000 members. More about Eddy Moratin and LIFT Orlando
Lisa Schultz, Chief Services Officer-CNL Financial Group. As Chief Services Officer and Board of Directors member, Lisa Schultz is responsible for the alignment of CNL Financial Group’s strategy, brand, culture and leadership to accelerate organizational performance. Lisa has more than 25 years of experience in real estate and financial services, including senior exective roles with Bank of America, Nations Bank and Barnett Bank. Lisa is also the Founder and CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer) of J4 Leaders whose mission is to connect, encourage and develop Christian women leaders to discover God’s call on their lives and encourage one another to influence the world for Christ. More about Lisa Schultz, CNL Financial Group and J4 Leaders
Dr. George Cope, Church Ministries Director-Vision Orando. Dr. George Cope serves as the Director of Church Ministries of Vision Orlando, a trans-denominational ministry seeking to bring unity and renewal through the Body of Christ in Central Florida to affect positive community transformation. Dr. Cope has over 25 years in pastoral ministry in the Assemblies of God, including having served as President of Zion Bible College in Barrington, R.I., from March 2000 to December 2005. He has traveled extensively outside the United States, including trips to the former USSR that resulted in the establishment of two churches and one orphanage. He has a passion for developing leaders, biblical entreprenuership and marketplace ministry. More about George Cope and Vision Orlando
Yanet Herrero, President/CEO-Kings Service Solutions, Inc. Yanet Herrero is the President and CEO of Kings Service Solutions and Kings Financial Group. Kings Service Solutions provides facility maintenance services throughout the state of Florida. In 2013, Yanet founded Kings Financial Group, which specializes in providing tax services to low income families. With an unyielding drive to provide customer service and deliver an excellent product, she has taken Kings Service Solutions from a startup company to being recognized on several platforms including: Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Central Florida as “Success Story of the Year"; Vision Magazine's "One of 25 Most Influential Persons in Central Florida" and "Latin Entrepreneur of the Year 2014" by Latina Style magagzine. Yanet earned her M.B.A. from Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business.
Dr. Case Thorp, Senior Associate Pastor of Missions and Evangelism, First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. Dr. Case Thorp is the Senior Associate Pastor leading the mission and evangelism ministries for FPCO. Originally from Atlanta, he is a pastor who has served in New Jersey, Texas, California and Louisiana. Dr. Thorp writes, blogs and presents for the growing faith and work movement while serving as the Made to Flourish Network Co-Director for Orlando. He is also the visionary and leader of The Collaborative which has been strategically developed to help people connect the dots between work and faith. More about Case Thorp, First Presbyterian Church of Orlando and The Collaborative
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