WHEN: Saturday, April 29th | 9:30am-3:00pm

WHERE: Doxa Church | Bellevue, Washington

COST: $25 for C&M network members

$45 general admission

EVENT DETAILS

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. 

SCHEDULE

9:30am—Check-in and grab coffee, small bites 

10:00am—Plenary session, David Kim: Faith and Work 1.0 and why the marketplace matters

10:45am—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? 

11:30am—Breakout Sessions

Session 1: Work and Worship 
Session 2: Pastoral Care for Workers (Shannon Vandewarker & Jeff Vanderstelt) 
Session 3: Preaching and Teaching on Faith & Work (Mark Roberts & Breon Wells)
Session 4: Lay Leadership and Church Culture Change (Uli Chi)

12:30pm—LUNCH

1:30pm—Panel discussion with pastors and marketplace leaders

2:45pm—Closing session, Mark Roberts: Where do we go from here?

3:00pm—ADJOURN

OUR SPEAKERS

DAVID KIM

Keynote Speaker

David oversees all the ministries of the Center for Faith & Work as Executive Director and is the Pastor of Faith and Work at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. Prior to this role, David served as the Director of the Gotham Fellowship, developing and teaching its intensive curriculum while providing spiritual direction. Prior to joining CFW in 2007, David was a Chaplain at Princeton University, where he also served as the Founder and Executive Director of Manna Christian Fellowship for over 12 years.

Although David has lived in New York since 2010, he grew up in the Philadelphia area. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary, and his Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary, where his studies focused on the public theology of Abraham Kuyper. Currently, he is completing his D.Min. at Fuller Theological Seminary in the area of faith and culture. David has a passion for making the gospel real to life, especially in the context of work. He has taught courses at Fuller Theological Seminary and at Regent College.  He’s written a two devotional books: Glimpses of a Greater Glory: A Devotional through the Storyline of the Bible and The Lord’s Prayer Devotional. He’s also the author of 20 and Something: Have the Time of Your Life (and Figure it All Out Too) and the general editor of the NIV Faith & Work Bible  (Zondervan). David lives with his wife, Jane, and two boys in the Upper West Side.

TOD BOLSINGER

Keynote Speaker

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

Keynote Speaker
Breakout Session Speaker: Preaching and Teaching on Faith & Work

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.

BREON WELLS

Breakout Session Speaker: Preaching and Teaching on Faith & Work

Breon Wells is the Founder and CEO of The Daniel Initiative. He is a political consultant, musician, vision management consultant, ordained minister, and motivational speaker.

After spending six years as a Congressional Staffer, Breon left Capitol Hill to establish The Daniel Initiative. Built off of the seven mountains ideology, TDI was built to help cultivate and support Christians seeking to tie their faith and professional pursuits together. Labeling them as Daniels, Esthers, and Josephs, Breon believes these ministers have innovative and unique callings that lead them outside the "four walls of the church" and into the public sector (marketplace). The Daniel Initiative can best be described as a movement that has a business face, with the ultimate goal of reshaping a generation of believers.

A communications specialist, Breon has served as a ghostwriter and public relations aide for politicians, public personalities, and visionaries. As an ordained minister he has been privileged to preach both nationally and internationally, but sees TDI as his main mandate. Breon sits on the Robert F. Kennedy Young Leaders DC Advisory Board, numerous National policy coalitions, and serves as the Vice President of Public Policy for Faith Link Inc.

 

MATTHEW KAEMINGK

Breakout Session Speaker: Work and Worship

Dr. Matthew Kaemingk has been writing and speaking on faith, work, and ministry for over a decade. Matthew is the founder and director of the Seattle-based faith and work program Cascade Fellows. He also serves as the director of the Fuller Institute for Theology and Northwest Culture. Matthew lives in Shoreline, WA​ with his wife Heather and their three sons Calvin​, Kees, and Caedmon​. He earned an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary​ as doctoral degrees in theology, ethics, and culture from​ Fuller Theological Seminary and the Free University of Amsterdam.

CHRIS LIM

Breakout Session Speaker: Work and Worship

Christopher Lim is founder of TheoTech, a company activating technologists and entrepreneurs to use their gifts for the Gospel. This means beginning with God as the Customer and working backwards to invent the things He desires to see in the world. As a practitioner, Chris built Ceaseless an app that helps people pray for others and spf.io a translation system that simplifies multilingual worship and subtitles sermons into many languages in real time. Chris loves seeing the theology of technology worked out in real world products that transform people’s lives and give them a foretaste of God’s Kingdom.

You can reach him on Twitter @meritandgrace and read his blog at meritandgrace.com. Learn more about TheoTech at theotech.org.

SHANNON VANDERWARKER

Breakout Session Speaker: Pastoral Care for Workers

Shannon Vandewarker is the Program Coordinator for the Cascade Fellows Program where she designs transformational learning environments for Christians working in the greater Seattle area. Shannon's passionate about people finding God right where they are- in the midst of their ordinary, everyday working lives. She writes and blogs at www.shannonvandewarker.com/blog

Shannon earned a BA in Biblical studies from Azusa Pacific University and a Masters of Divinity from Bethel Seminary. Shannon and her husband Dan, a local pastor in Seattle, love exploring the city with their two boys, Declan and Koen.

MEGAN DOBRASZ

Breakout Session Speaker: Pastoral Care for Workers

Megan Dobrasz is the Pastor of College & Career at Bethany Community Church where she shepherds those 18-35 as they journey into their adult faith, careers, and relationships. A small group leader with Fuller Northwest’s Cascade Fellows Program for the last three years Megan has facilitated personal and practical conversations on the intersection of faith and work for both groups and individuals.

Megan received her Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary and is currently on the home stretch to finishing her Doctorate of Ministry in Youth, Family, and Culture from Fuller. 

DIANE HOEFT

Breakout Session Speaker: Pastoral Care for Workers

Diane works with early stage consumer digital product teams to help refine development priorities, marketing platforms and investment strategy. Her career in digital media and consumer social platforms has taken her into roles in Europe and US. Diane helped to build and operate digital media partnerships for Microsoft in both the US and UK markets. While in London she built the EMEA sales and operations unit for the digital advertising business of the Dow Jones consumer media division. Diane is a co-founder of Shopvolution, the developer of social shopping app Shopcade. She earned a Bachelors of Communications from University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA from London Business School.

Diane and her husband Monty have two children and attend University Presbyterian Church in Seattle.  With a passion for the power of technology and Seattle's developer talent, she served as co-lead on Code for the Kingdom 2015.  Her connection with KIROS stretches back to 2004 when she helped with the launch of the Seattle chapter.  She currently serves as board chair for KIROS.  KIROS connects Christians in business, transforming our business community by rooted relationship with God and one another.

JEFF VANDERSTELT

Breakout Session Speaker: Pastoral Care for Workers

As the visionary leader of the Soma Family of Churches, Saturate and the lead teaching pastor at Doxa Church in Bellevue, WA, Jeff Vanderstelt gets to spend his days doing what he loves – training disciples of Jesus to make more disciples of Jesus and equipping the Church in the gospel and missional living. Jeff is the author of SaturateSaturate Field Guide and Gospel Fluency. He and Jayne, his wife of twenty-three years, have three children; Haylee, Caleb, and Maggie. Connect with Jeff at www.saturatetheworld.com or on twitter @JeffVanderstelt.

CHRIS PRITCHETT

Breakout Session Moderator: Pastoral Care for Workers

 

AARON CHO

Breakout Session Speaker: Pastoral Care for Workers

Aaron is the Community Life and Formation Pastor at Quest Church in Seattle, WA. Though originally from the PNW, he spent 5 years in Pasadena, CA while receiving a Master's of Divinity from Fuller Seminary. He is the proud son of Korean immigrant parents. Through his experience growing up in the Korean immigrant church and also serving as a pastor in a predominantly African-American, multi-ethnic church, he strongly values ethnic diversity, racial justice and the mosaic beauty of how people worship the living God. He and his wife Judith reside in the Rainier Valley. 

ULI CHI

Breakout Session Speaker: Lay Leadership and Church Culture Change

During his adult life, Uli Chi has lived and worked in the intersection between business, the academy and the church. He has had the privilege of serving as past Board Chair of Regent College in Vancouver, BC, as current Vice Chair of the Board of the Max De Pree Leadership Center at Fuller Seminary, and as current Chair of the Executive Committee of the Center for Integrity in Business at Seattle Pacific University. He has also been involved in all aspects of local church leadership, including as a member of the adult ministries team’s teaching faculty at John Knox Presbyterian Church in Seattle.

Uli’s professional interest is in the field of computer science and mathematics. He holds a doctorate in computer science from the University of Washington in Seattle. One of the highlights of his professional work in business was winning the international Franz Edelman Prize for innovative applied mathematics and computing in 1985 with his good friend, Dr. Mark Lembersky. The subject of their paper on “Decision Simulators” has shaped much of Uli’s professional thinking and work ever since. Uli is currently Founder and Chair of Computer Human Interaction, a software company that develops 3-D, virtual reality software that simplifies complex decision making for consumers and businesses.

OUR PARTNERS

Igniting a movement in the marketplace is hosted by the Church & Marketplace network, a work of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Seminary, in partnership with Cascade Fellows, Fuller Institute for Theology and Northwest Culture.

 

 

OUR SPONSORS