WHEN: Saturday, January 28 | 8:30am-3:00pm
WHERE: Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos
COST: $15 for C&M network members; $25 general admission
*Ticket sales end Thursday, January 26 at 12:00pm (Pacific time)*
Join us for this one-day gathering as together we tackle the adaptive challenges that churches face as we discern God's mission in the marketplace. We'll address questions such as:
What needs to change in our churches if they are going to ignite a movement for Christ in the marketplace?
How can church leaders, including both pastors and church members from the marketplace, do the adaptive work of culture change to help their churches become vital centers of faith & work integration?
This event is open to all who want to further God's missional movement to the marketplace, whether you work primarily in church, business, finance, education, media, government, arts, volunteering, or family.
Coffee and small bites available upon arrival; Lunch included in ticket price.
8:30am—Check-in and grab coffee, small bites
9:00am—Plenary session, Dave Evans: Faith and Work 1.0 and how to move broader & deeper
9:30:am—Plenary session, Tod Bolsinger: How do you lead change? What is the resistance to change if we are going to take seriously the mission of the marketplace?
10:30am—Small group breakout sessions: Tod Bolsinger will provide questions to prompt and guide your group through examining the adaptive challenges of culture change in your own context.
11:15am—Q&A with Tod Bolsinger
1:00pm—Panel discussion with Dave Evans, Curtis Chang, Michaela O'Donnell-Long, and Peter Rios
2:30pm—Closing session, Mark Roberts: Where do we go from here?
Dave Evans is Co-Founder of the Life Design Lab and a Lecturer in the Design Program at Stanford University, where he co-teaches the popular Designing Your Life courses. Dave's passion is to help undergrads and grads apply the innovative principles of design thinking to the wicked problem of designing their lives after Stanford. Recently, Dave and his colleague, Bill Burnett, have offered their wisdom through their New York Times bestselling book, Designing Your Life.
Dave obtained his BS and MS degrees from Stanford in Mechanical Engineering. For thirty years he was employed in executive leadership and management consulting in high technology. He product managed the first mouse and early laser-printing projects at Apple, was a co-founder of Electronic Arts, and has consulted with dozens of start-ups and major corporations.
Dave also earned a graduate diploma in Contemplative Christian Spirituality from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Last year, he was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Redeemer’s Center for Faith & Work in New York. He lives with his wife, Claudia, and their dogs, Jack and Daisy, on the coast in Santa Cruz, California.
Tod Bolsinger is the Vice-President for Vocation and Formation and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. For seventeen years, he was the Senior Pastor of San Clemente Presbyterian Church in San Clemente, California after serving for ten years on the pastoral staff at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. He earned a Ph.D. in Theology and Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of three books, including Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory, and the Christianity Today Award of Merit recipient, It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian: How the community of God transforms lives. He blogs at http://bolsinger.blogs.com and speaks, consults and is an executive coach for corporate, non-profit, educational and church organizations in transformational leadership.
Tod is married to Beth, an executive coach, consultant and professional artist. They have two young-adult children, Brooks and Ali. An avid outdoor lover, if he hadn’t taken biology after lunch in high school, Tod would have been a National Park Ranger. When he retires, he is going to be a ski host who puts four people on every quad chair lift.
MARK D. ROBERTS
Dr. Mark D. Roberts is the executive director for the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary. In this role, Mark is responsible for the mission, strategic direction, and operations of the Center. He also provides resources for the Center’s work as the principal writer of the Life for Leaders daily devotional. With years of experience as a pastor and non-profit leader as well as a mentor to leaders in business and other fields, Mark is deeply committed to helping the De Pree Center serve leaders in the marketplace, education, government, non-profits, arts, family, and the church. He envisions leaders flourishing in every part of their lives as well as their leadership, thus contributing to God’s work throughout the world.
With a PhD in New Testament from Harvard University, Mark has taught for years as an adjunct professor at Fuller Seminary. He has written eight books and dozens of articles for journals and magazines. His newest book, a commentary on Ephesians, will be published by Zondervan in 2016. Mark regularly speaks at conferences, business meetings, retreats, schools, and churches on themes of leadership, vocation, faith and work, digital media, church life, and biblical theology.
Mark is married to Linda, a licensed therapist, spiritual director, and executive coach. Linda and Mark enjoy speaking together at churches and retreat centers on issues of discipleship, spiritual growth, leadership, and marriage. They have two children who are students on the East Coast.
Read Mark Roberts’s detailed bio here.
Host and Emcee
Erica Rader leads Fuller Bay Area in Menlo Park, a regional campus of Fuller Seminary which offers evening and Saturday courses for students who are working in a variety of vocations.
Erica is a Bay Area native, seeking to help others find their rootedness in the midst of a region full of innovation and change. Her passion is to help people explore and use their God-given gifts for thriving in every sector through whole-life discipleship. Her first career was in corporate treasury for large global corporations in the Bay Area. She earned a BSC in Finance from Santa Clara University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Subsequently, she experienced a calling to seminary and she earned a Master of Divinity at Fuller Bay Area while serving on staff at Menlo Church. After completing her studies and after a season of serving as a pastor in Chicago, she returned to the Bay Area and Fuller.
Erica and her husband Dave attend the Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos where she serves in a pastoral role as a Parish Associate.
Curtis guides clients in planning, marketing, and fundraising. In addition, he oversees the entire Consulting Within Reach team on a full range of services. Curtis has won a national award from the White House for his innovations in the social sector. He is on the faculty of the School of International Service at American University (Washington DC), where he teaches graduate level courses on strategy and planning. He regularly shares his expertise with national audiences via his regular column at the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and served as the designated expert on capacity building for the Skoll World Forum.
Prior to founding Consulting Within Reach, Curtis served in executive leadership roles in a family foundation, various nonprofits, and startups. He has experience in a multitude of different sectors: as the lead pastor of a church, teaching undergraduate public policy courses at Harvard, and working in overseas development in Soweto, South Africa.
Curtis graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. summa cum laude in Government. He has authored or contributed to several books and spoken before various national audiences. He is a former Rockefeller Fellow.
Michaela’s work focuses on helping others achieve impact in their context. First, she does this as an entrepreneur and creative producer at Long Winter Media — an agency that creates branding and videos to support organizations making an impact. Additionally, Michaela works as a professor, consultant, and researcher to craft processes that help leaders, entrepreneurs and organizations reflect and have impact on the world’s toughest problems. Michaela’s forthcoming dissertation focuses on practices that contribute to the formation of successful theological entrepreneurs.
Dr. Peter Rios is the CEO and Co-Founder of Robust Innovative Organizational Solutions (RIOS); a consulting firm dedicated to strategic consulting and leadership coaching to businesses, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations. RIOS focuses on strategic foresight, leadership development, organizational diversity and renewal. Rios’ passion is to add value to people and see their organizations thrive.
His extensive experience and doctoral education in strategic leadership, has made him a sought out speaker, facilitator and coach. Rios has traveled to speak in China, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Canada, and throughout the U.S. In the United States Marines Corps, he gained global leadership exposure in multicultural settings while serving in Okinawa Japan and South Korea.
Before launching RIOS, Peter was a pastor, and has been involved in itinerant ministry for over ten years. He has extensive experience training leaders in the for-profit and non-for-profit arenas, and helping their organizations flourish. Rios has served as a Program Director for the DeVoe School of Business, and currently is an adjunct professor at Indiana Wesleyan University, Wesley Seminary, DeVoe School of Business and Roberts Wesleyan College, teaching business, leadership and theology. Rios has over fifteen years of diverse leadership experience and has developed leaders globally. For more information please visit http://riosconsultants.com.