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Prophetic Entrepreneurship: Understanding the Transformative Role of Business Creativity in a Changing World
April 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Presenter: Justin BeeneSuggested Donation
In the next 30 years, the population will increase by 2.5 billion people with most of that growth being absorbed by urban areas. This massive growth of our cities will continue to magnify the challenges of poverty, violence, racism, and inequity. How can the church respond in authentic and relevant ways that actually impact our cities and communities? It’s time to reimagine our cities and the role the church can play in launching and engaging prophetic entrepreneurs — those who are envisioning and practicing in the marketplace while creating equitable and sustainable outcomes with the marginalized.
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About the speaker: Justin Beene is the director and founder of an innovative partnership called the Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation, a collective between non-profits, Bethany Christian Services, NAACP of Greater Grand Rapids, GR Nehemiah Project, and two social enterprises, Building Bridges Professional Services and Rising Grinds Café.
He is also a serial social entrepreneur, starting social enterprises Building Bridges Professional Services and Rising Grinds Café, along with two consulting businesses, Impact Partners, L3C and Transformational Executive Coaching, LLC, providing coaching, consulting, and speaking.
He holds a Bachelor’s of Social Work and Family Studies from Western Michigan University, a Master’s in Social Work in Management of Human Services from the University of Michigan, a Master’s of Arts in Ministry Leadership from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate in Transformational Leadership with a focus in Entrepreneurial Transformation from Bakke Graduate University. Beene and his wife, Karianne, and their three children, Jelani, Cheyenne, and Azariah live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.