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A MISSIONAL MARKETPLACE THROUGH THE LENS OF GOVERNMENT

This session will be a hosted dialogue to explore how faith influences government and government influences faith expression in the marketplace.

MARK LUTTRELL

Role in Marketplace: Mayor; Shelby County, Tennessee

Church: Second Baptist Church

KEITH NORMAN

Role in Marketplace: Senior Pastor; First Baptist Church - Broad

Church: First Baptist Church - Broad

A C WHARTON

Role in Marketplace: Mayor, City of Memphis, Tennessee

Church: South Parkway Church of Christ


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A MISSIONAL MARKETPLACE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE MEDIA

This session explores the influence of media as it shapes culture, impacts perceptions of the Gospel, and provides opportunities for creative expression of the Gospel in the marketplace. How can the Gospel find a more influential voice in media?

MEARL PURVIS

Role in Marketplace: Anchor, FOX13 News, Memphis, Tennessee

Church: Germantown United Methodist Church


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GIVING EXPRESSION TO YOUR CALL IN THE MARKETPLACE

The concept of call is too often reserved for those in ministry. This session will help participants understand the reality of God’s call on their lives to “be” His witnesses in the marketplace.

JASON LITTLE

Role in Marketplace: Executive Vice President & COO; Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation

Church: Germantown Baptist Church


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FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP FOR THE GLORY OF GOD

This session will explore financial traps like greed, mismanagement, and misplaced priorities such as “chasing money for the sake of money” that can render the believer ineffective in the marketplace and mute a Gospel witness.

HARRY SMITH

Role in Marketplace: Co-owner, Chairman, and CEO; Schilling Enterprises

Church: Bellevue Baptist Church


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GENEROUS GIVING

This session will encourage participants to consider the power of a life that lives under the constraints of the Gospel and therefore invests an ever-increasing percentage of financial resources into Kingdom-advancing ministry and mission.

ALAN BARNHART

Role in Marketplace: President/CEO; Barnhart Crane & Rigging Co.

Church: First Evangelical Church


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STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT

This session explores strategic partnerships, opportunities, case studies, and lessons learned in integrating faith and vocation in a cross cultural setting.

LARRY COX

Role in Marketplace: Senior Director, Chick-fil-A's WinShape and Lifeshape Foundations

Church: New Armuchee Baptist Church


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THE CHURCH’S ROLE IN BUSINESS

Like politics, many believe the church should not have a visible presence in the marketplace. This session will help participants explore how the church can equip believers for meaningful faith expression in the marketplace and how to strategically provide spiritual support and resources to see Gospel advance.

G. SCOTT MORRIS

Role in Marketplace: Founder and Executive Director; Church Health Center

Church: St. John's United Methodist Church


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SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP IN THE MARKETPLACE

There are many aspects of a traditional corporate understanding of leadership that serve well in the marketplace. However, there are situations where biblical truth demands a different approach to leadership and decision-making. This session will highlight those areas and help equip participants to be more effective spiritual leaders in the marketplace.

EPHIE JOHNSON

Role in Marketplace: President/CEO; Neighborhood Christian Center, Inc.

Church: Hope Presbyterian Church


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THE NEXT GENERATION IMPACTING THE MARKETPLACE

This session will help explore how the changing marketplace and economic realities affect how the next generation is both reached and discipled to become an active part of advancing the Gospel in the marketplace. 

JESS RAINER

Role in Marketplace: Executive Pastor; Redemption City Church, co-author of the book The Millennials

Church: Redemption City Church


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DEVELOPING A MISSIONAL CULTURE IN THE MARKETPLACE

Business leaders can often focus so exclusively on profits, overhead, personnel matters, and a myriad of other dynamics that generate success in the marketplace, while overlooking opportunities to intentionally shape a culture that allows and even encourages faithful expression of the Gospel. How can business leaders “seed” the culture of their workplace with the hope-filled expectation of seeing fruitful results?

JEFF ARNOLD

Role in Marketplace: President/CEO; Fisher and Arnold, Inc.

Church: Bellevue Baptist Church


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BEING A FAITHFUL WITNESS AT WORK

This session will provide practical strategies to encourage participants to faithfully live and share the Gospel in the Marketplace.

ERIC SPEARS

Role in Marketplace: Director of Education; Spring Valley Hospice and Founder and President; Tribute to Life Charities

Church: Germantown Baptist Church


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THE UNFINISHED TASK – THE CASE FOR THE ERA OF THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE

What is it going to take to reach the remaining unreached People Groups? This session explores the global strategic realities that are driving the urgency to engage marketplace professionals in fulfilling the Great Commission and helps identify the critical role they play in global missions strategy.

SCOTT HOLSTE

Role in Marketplace: Vice President for Global Strategic Mobilization; International Mission Board

Church: Grove Avenue Baptist Church


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IMPACTING GLOBALLY THROUGH THE HEALTHCARE MARKETPLACE

This session is dedicated to exploring creative and effective strategies for integrating faith and medical/healthcare occupations and opportunities in a global context.

REBEKAH ANN NAYLOR

Role in Marketplace: Global Health Care Consultant; Baptist Global Response

Church: Travis Avenue Baptist Church


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SPIRITUAL WARFARE IN THE MARKETPLACE

This session will equip participants to define and recognize spiritual warfare as it relates to Satan’s strategies to quiet the Gospel voice in the marketplace.

BILL RAMAGE

Role in Marketplace:  Partner; Inspire Private Wealth Management

Previously - Pastor and Owner of Rx Drug Monitoring Laboratories

Church: Russell Springs United Methodist Church


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STRATEGIC INTERCESSION IN THE MARKETPLACE

This session will encourage and equip participants to support and advance their faith expression in the marketplace through strategic intercession. 

TOM ELKINS

Role in Marketplace: Equipping Pastor; Germantown Baptist Church

Previously - District Manager with Western & Southern Financial Group and President/CEO of Pasco Optical, Inc.

Church: Germantown Baptist Church


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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN THE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETPLACE 

This session focuses on the best practices of the free expression of faith in the small business marketplace.

ROLAND PORTER

Role in Marketplace: Pastor, Agape Christian Fellowship

Previously - University Professor, JD-MBA from University of California, Berkeley; Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary

Church: Agape Christian Fellowship


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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN THE CORPORATE MARKETPLACE

This session focuses on the best practices of the expression of the Gospel in the corporate marketplace.

NATE KELLUM

Role in Marketplace: Chief Counsel; Center for Religious Expression

Church: Independent Presbyterian Church


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A THEOLOGY OF WORK

The Bible has more to say about work than worship. Yet most Christians don’t understand the significance of work to God’s kingdom. This session will explore how God views work and how a biblical theology of work should shape our experiences in the marketplace and our relationship with God.

BUILDING SPIRITUAL CAPITAL IN THE WORKPLACE

The workplace is the most strategic venue for sharing the gospel. But being a witness at work is less about bringing people to Christ than bringing Christ to people. This session is not for gifted evangelists, but provides a biblical approach for the rest of us who want to help our colleagues find Christ.

BILL PEEL

Role in Marketplace: Founding Executive Director; Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University

Church: Park Cities Presbyterian


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MAINTAINING CONSISTENCY AT HOME, WORK, AND CHURCH
(WOMEN ONLY)

How to live a “fully integrated life” where the faith is consistently evident at home, church, the marketplace, and the community.

DISCOVERING GOD’S PURPOSE FOR YOUR SECOND HALF
(WOMEN ONLY)

How women who reach empty nest, midlife, or other mile markers can discover God’s calling for a joyful, fulfilling second half.

KATHY PEEL

Role in Marketplace: Founder of the Family Manager®  brand; nationally recognized speaker

Church: Park Cities Presbyterian


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MAINTAINING CONSISTENCY AT HOME, WORK, AND CHURCH (MEN ONLY)

How to live a “fully integrated life” where one's faith is consistently evident at home, church, the marketplace, and the community.

BRIAN WHITE

Role in Marketplace: President; Century Financial (Financial Planning Firm) and Performance Marketing  Group (Event Management and Production)

Church: Germantown Baptist Church


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LIVING LOCALLY - ENGAGING GLOBALLY

The Acts 1:8 challenge provides a global vision for believers, individually and corporately. How do believers balance family, church, and work while embracing opportunities to engage globally as a witness for Christ?

 

KEVIN PREWETT

Role in Marketplace: Marketplace Advance Strategist with a focus on mobilization; International Mission Board

previously - career in insurance agency ending as a region-wide agency trainer for State Farm

Church: Movement Church

STEVE C

Role in Marketplace: Training Strategist for Marketplace Advance; International Mission Board

Church: Holly Hill Baptist Church


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DISCIPLE-MAKING IN THE MARKETPLACE

The marketplace is not only filled with those in need of hearing and responding to the Gospel, it is also filled with believers who need to be better equipped to be fruitful disciple-makers. This session will focus on ways to encourage spiritual maturity and Gospel expression among believers in the marketplace.

SHAD BERRY

ROLE IN MARKETPLACE:  CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER; DOWNLINE MINISTRIES

previously - Vice President; Memphis Communications

Church: First Evangelical Church


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MAINTAINING INTIMACY WITH GOD AT WORK

Too often believers allow the time demands and stresses of the marketplace to erode their spiritual vibrancy. This session will help believers discover both the need for daily intimacy and encourage for how to maintain it.

MIRANDA TAYLOR

Role in Marketplace: Technical Principal; FedEx Services

Church: Koinonia Christian Center Ministries


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TRADECRAFT – FOR REACHING THE NATIONS THROUGH THE MARKETPLACE

Have you ever wanted some basic tools on integrating your faith and vocation while living abroad? Are you looking to gain some skills needed to effectively communicate the Gospel in a cross-cultural setting? Learn what it means to discover a renewed interest in reaching the lost in our cities and around the world.

LARRY MCCRARY

Role in Marketplace: Director; Upstream Collective

Church: Shoreline Church


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GLOBAL FREQUENT TRAVELERS – THE INTENTIONAL TRAVELER

Today air transportation and commerce connect us globally in unprecedented ways. As frequent travelers journey for business or other vocational reasons, learn how one can use these opportunities to bring people to faith and make disciples of the nations.

CHARLES CLARK

Role in Marketplace: Director of Marketplace Advance and Director of Skybridge Community; International Mission Board

previously - career with Occidental Petroleum's chemical division and HAHT Commerce, a start-up technology company

Church: Gayton Road Baptist Church

 


LEVERAGING INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES FOR GOSPEL IMPACT   

How can businesses continue to excel in their sector of the marketplace AND provide opportunities to advance the Gospel internationally? There are many models where small businesses and large corporations alike creatively provide doors of access in the nations for the Gospel. If you would like to explore some of these possibilities, you will want to participate in this session.

EXAMPLES OF BUSINESS MODELS THAT THRIVE MISSIONALLY AROUND THE WORLD

This session is designed to provide examples of business models that are missionally focused while remaining committed to excellence in business practice. Participants in this session will be exposed to creative business models that will generate ideas for global engagement by local business.

Richard S

Role in Marketplace: Director of Creative Access team; International Mission Board

previously - Lawyer practicing business law with an Oklahoma City law firm

Church: Staples Mill Road Baptist Church


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IMB Informational Lunch

Clyde Meador will be hosting a lunch session on Saturday to share the vision and Missional scope of the International Mission Board. If you are interested in global partnerships and mission opportunities through the IMB, then this lunch will be very informative and inspiring.

Role in Marketplace: Executive Vice President, International Mission Board

Church: Staples Mill Road Baptist Church