Work is not a necessary evil. It is a holy pursuit. Humanity, being in the image of God, is meant to be creative and manage our world. Yet it often seems that our daily responsibilities either become a god themselves or just serve as a distraction from serving the Lord. Work is not a product of the curse; rather it is a sacred call from God Himself!
- Ethics in the Workplace: Scott B. Rae
- The Relationship Between the Church and the Office: Tom Nelson and David Greusel
- Business as Mission: Ben Briggs
- From Paycheck to Payoff: How Your Giftedness Creates a Big Win for You, God, and Everyone Else: Bill Hendricks
- Building Spiritual Capital in the Workplace: Bill Peel
- You 2.0: God’s Design for a Joyful, Balanced Life: Kathy Peel
Henry Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert and best-selling author. He draws on his experience in business, leadership consulting, and his practice as a clinical psychologist, to impart practical and effective advice for improving leadership skills and workplace performance.
Scott B. Rae is Dean of the Faculty, Professor of Christian Ethics and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. He has a BS in Economics from Southern Methodist University, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and a PhD from the University of Southern California.
Tom Nelson is a pastor and conference speaker who calls the evangelical community to walk deeply and authentically with God. He graduated with a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and received his doctorate from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Bill Pollard is the former CEO of The ServiceMaster Company, a Fortune 500 #1 service company.He is the author of the best-selling book The Soul of the Firm and has written for or contributed to various other books and magazines. His most recently published book is Serving Two Masters? Reflections on God and Profit.
David Greusel is founding principal of Convergence Design, a Kansas City-based architectural practice. While with other firms, David was the lead designer for Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, and PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. As a design professional, Mr. Greusel has more than 30 years of experience in every major role in architectural practice, including management, marketing, design, and technical aspects of projects. His work has been published in both trade and professional journals, and has received design recognition at the local and national level. As a speaker, has presented or co-presented at more than 100 regional, national and international conferences in the past ten years.
Ben Briggs started Barrington’s leather factory in China where he worked for eight years. This Christian-owned plant produced products for the White House, Neiman Marcus, and the Ritz Carlton, while hiring several deaf, handicapped, and Down syndrome employees. While living in China, Ben met his wife Jenny, and they now have three children. Prior to China, Ben worked in London for Dallas based Electronic Data Systems UK. Ben completed his Computer Science degree in 2000 from Wake Forest University and plans on finishing his MBA at Southern Methodist University in May 2014.
Bill Hendricks is President of The Giftedness Center, a Dallas-based consulting firm specializing in organizational effectiveness and individual career guidance. Bill is the author or coauthor of twenty published books, including Your Work Matters to God, The Power of Uniqueness, and The Person Called You: Why You’re Here, Why You Matter, and What You Should Do With Your Life (due June 2014).
For more than 25 years, Bill Peel has helped people identify their calling and close the gap between Sunday faith and Monday work. Bill serves as Founding Executive Director of The Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University and is an award-winning author of seven books (now in multiple languages), including Workplace Grace and What God Does When Men Pray. He holds a master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and is a doctoral candidate at Gordon-Conwell Seminary.
Kathy Peel is a successful entrepreneur and founder/CEO of the Family Manager brand. Having published 21 books—2 million copies sold—she is a national voice on women at work and home attaining goals and living out their priorities. She’s repeat guest on the national morning shows, Oprah, CNN, Focus on the Family, Moody Radio, and her articles and interviews have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Family Circle, Reader’s Digest, All You, Homelife and many other publications.