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The Gospel at Work Conference

Hosted by Southeast Christian Church

Start: Friday, April 24  •  6:30 PM EST

End: Saturday, April 25  •  12:30 PM EST

Most people spend at least 80,000 hours of their lives working. Wouldn’t you like to know how to worship God with that time?

The Gospel at Work conference will help you think biblically about your work. Speakers will provide practical wisdom on how to approach the challenges you face in the workplace and offer insight into God’s concern for your work.

You’ll also meet godly men and women from a variety of industries for a series of very practical discussions on topics like career planning as Christians, leading in the workplace and business as a mission field.

If you wrestle with questions about your work, or if you care about someone who does, this conference is for you.


Speakers

Dave Stone

Dave Stone

4th February 2015

Dave Stone is the Senior Pastor of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky where he shares Biblical truth with over 22,000 people each weekend. Under […]Read More

Doug Cobb

Doug Cobb

4th February 2015

Doug Cobb has a 30-year track record of success as a founder, CEO, and director in a variety of startup and high-growth enterprises including The […]Read More

Terry Gill

Terry Gill

4th February 2015

Terry serves as the Vice President of EnterpriseCorp, the arm of Greater Louisville Inc. that is focused on helping high potential early and second stage […]Read More

Rob McKinnon

Rob McKinnon

4th February 2015

Rob coaches CEOs and their executive teams, and writes and speaks on Leadership. He focuses on helping leaders improve their effectiveness and, ultimately, the bottom-line […]Read More

Bryce Butler

Bryce Butler

4th February 2015

Bryce Butler is the Founder & Managing Director of Access Ventures, a $20M impact investment group that deploys holistic investments to see communities flourish. Previously, […]Read More


Schedule

Friday, April 24, 2015
5:30pm – 6:30pm Conference Registration
6:30pm – 7:00pm Welcome & Worship
7:00pm – 7:45pm Keynote 1: Greg Gilbert
8:00pm – 8:15pm Worship
8:00pm – 9:00pm Keynote 2: Pastor Dave Stone
Post Keynote Special Worship Concert: Daniel Renstrom and the Norton Hall Band
Saturday, April 25, 2015
7:30am – 8:30am Light Breakfast and Networking
8:30am – 9:15am Breakout 1
9:15am – 10:00am Breakout 2
10:00am – 11:15am TED Talks
11:15am – 12:15pm Closing Keynote: Dr. Al Mohler
12:15pm – 12:30pm Closing Encouragement


9Marks

Pre-Conference

9Marks Pre-Conference: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace
How can church leaders better equip their people for the workplace? A sizable percentage of church members spend over forty hours a week on the job–in the board room, on the sales team, at the law firm. And they need help knowing how to work for Jesus there. How can you help them, pastor? To help answer that question, the Gospel at Work in partnership with 9Marks is offering a pre-conference specifically geared for church leaders: “Pastoring Christians for the Workplace.”


Music

Special Worship Concert: Daniel Renstrom with the Norton Hall Band
Guest Worship Leader: Daniel Renstrom
We’re thrilled to have Daniel Renstrom leading worship throughout the conference. Daniel is the Pastor of Worship at First Baptist Church in Durham, NC. He has written and recorded 3 CD’s, the most recent of which is a collection of songs that he wrote for his daughters to teach them theology. Check out all of his recordings on iTunes.

On Friday, following the final keynote, Daniel will be joined by the Norton Hall Band for a special worship concert. This concert is free for all conference attendees.

Norton Hall Band are no strangers to Louisville. From Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, this band is a collection of individuals that have a pastor’s heart and a desire to promote Christ-centered, biblically guided worship. The purpose of this band is to lead in worship that centers around the gospel and is birthed out of the Word of God.

Be Thou My Vision – Norton Hall Band from Southern Seminary on Vimeo.


Breakout Sessions

Practical Workplace Evangelism
Ashok Nachnani | As cultural opposition toward Christianity grows, what is its effect on your evangelism at work? Are you more faithful or more fearful? What does it look like to be an active evangelist in the workplace? Ashok Nachnani – who himself became a Christian in large part through the witness of a co-worker – will help you think through some very practical approaches to sharing the gospel with colleagues and cultivating a more faithful workplace witness.
How to Choose a Job: A Christian’s Guide To Career Planning
Sebastian Traeger | Should Christians ‘plan’ their careers or trust in God to open doors? Is it a trade-off? What are the priorities you should consider when making a job change? By applying biblical wisdom, Sebastian Traeger helps us learn to trust God with our futures by making God-honoring, practical, and grounded plans.
Investing for Kingdom Impact
Bryce Butler | In this breakout, Bryce will share lessons he’s learned from the front lines of impact investment – financially, personally and emotionally. How do you calculate the right amount of risk and balance that risk with opportunities for impact? What kind of impact do you desire and how might your investments more align with those goals? Everyone from board members to business owners, investors to educators, this breakout will help you consider what God can do through thinking intentionally about notions of risk, our call to stewardship, and creative ways to lever resources to impact the nations for the gospel.
Pray Before You Go
Rob McKinnon | Is it about having just the right words? Is it about courage? Having a dynamic personality? No. To have a real impact on the marketplace, you need to go with a Power greater than your own. This session will equip you with the one thing you can do every day to be at your best as you live out your faith at work.
Work: Curse or Blessing? What does the Bible Teach?
Doug Cobb | Many people believe that work is the result of the sin of Adam. In this view, work is a consequence of the curse, not part of God’s original plan for creation and for mankind, an evil burden that we can look forward to escaping one day. But is that what the Bible actually teaches? In this session we’ll consider what the Bible says about work and answer questions such as “Is work a curse or a blessing?”, “Does our work matter to God?”, “Will we work in Heaven?”, and many others.
Against These There is No Law
Brad DeVries | The goal of this session is to show and remind us all how the “fruit of the Spirit” is so very effective at witnessing, loving, influencing, communicating and leading.
The Christian & Creativity
Daniel Renstrom | The words “Gospel” and “work” are not typically the two words that come to mind when one talks about the endeavors of an artist. But God calls all Christians, even the creative ones, to see their work through the lens of the Gospel. Our age is saturated with media experiences. Music, literature, design and film fill our eyes, ears and minds more than ever before. Christian artists need to think well about how gospel can illuminate every aspect of their work.


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