Hosted by The Leadership Connection
Friday, May 16, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Held at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church
Kingdom Ventures is a Conference that invites pastors and the business men and women in their congregations into a stimulating conversation about our shared commitment to impact the workplace and our community with Christ’s presence and missional priorities. Pastors need to understand the world of the marketplace. Business men and women need to be encouraged and disciple for their call into ministry during the week. Beyond Sundays, beyond programs, beyond the walls of the church building — this Kingdom vision and ministry partnership will guide us into great opportunities.
This Conference features management guru and best-selling business author (The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, etc) Patrick Lencioni speaking twice; pastor and entrepreneur Erwin McManus speaking twice (Mosaic in LA, author of the just-published The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art); pastor and author Chip Ingram (Venture Christian Church in San Jose); Teresa Goines (owner of Old Skool Café in SF and CNN Hero); Jon Talbert (founder and director of Beautiful Day in the South Bay); as well as highly interactive breakout sessions. Plus great worship led by Dave Foster and the Church Without Shoes Band. And fantastic food (breakfast, a buffet lunch, and snacks throughout the day are included in the cost).
Pastors, bring your business people. Business people, bring your pastor. Don’t come alone!
What are the Big Benefits of this Conference?
1. Listening to powerful, highly respected speakers (Lencioni, McManus, Ingram and others!) who will stimulate your thinking about our shared mission in the world of work as followers of Christ.
2. Participating as church leaders and business leaders together in a guided conversation during 3 breakout sessions about the challenging issues presented by today’s marketplace.
3. Receiving practical resources represented by a spectrum of workplace ministries that will relate to your needs and equip you — as you seek to serve God in your everyday work environment.
4. Instilling a deeper recognition of the intriguing models and compelling opportunitiesfor living out your faith in bold, innovative and effective ways during the week.
5. Unleashing energy and ideas for your involvement in our communities that will extend the blessing of God’s Kingdom in beautiful and surprising ways.
6. Help in developing meaningful follow up plans that will keep this conversation going and strengthen the connection between work and church, between personal faith and vocational call.
7. Mixing with other Christians from a variety of backgrounds and careers who are intent on integrating their Christian convictions with their vocation.
8. Experiencing great worship, lively fellowship, fantastic food, and a surge of encouragement.