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January 2020

Marketplace Talks (1 of 9 – Hampton Roads)

January 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Sentara CarePlex Hospital Complex – Conference Rooms, 3000 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666 United States

“MARKETPLACE TALKS”…In order to build a sustainable transactional marketplace there must exist a community. Thus, we need to have participants feel comfortable that there is a commonality of values and identity regardless of their occupations, business or daily work (whether compensated or not compensated). This will insure that everyone will have something to offer in the marketplace.

We invite you to join us for a series of nine Marketplace Talks. Marketplace Talks is a conversation series that takes place over a meal. It allows people to discuss current events that are impacting our local, national and international communities. Topics in the series include issues related to privilege, violence and mental health in our society. Participants will discuss these topics and learn how they can connect to available resources. The goal of the conversations is to promote the flourishing and sustainability of our churches and communities.

This Marketplace Talk will be held on Monday, January 28, 2020 in the Conference Room of Sentara Careplex Hospital, located at 3000 Coliseum Drive, Hampton Virginia. Dinner will be served at 5:30pm. We will begin the series with “Mental Health: What’s Behind the Rise of Youth Suicides.” The conversation will include individuals who have been impacted, advocates and experts who will share their experiences and expertise.

The program series was created in partnership with the Hampton Roads Made To Flourish City Network, City of Hampton Unity Commission and the City of Hampton Youth & Young Adult Opportunities.

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How Pastors can lead Churches Toward Flourishing Communities Through Commissioning, Creativity, and Collaboration (Twin Cities)


Presenter: Charlie Self
January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
Anderson Chapel, North Central University, 910 Elliot Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States

Dr. Charlie Self will lead this 90 min interactive lunch and learn, giving principles and practices that when applied can empower the church to community transformation.

Dr. Charlie Self serves as director of learning communities at Made to Flourish. Self has been active serving NCU, recently as the Moen Chair for Pentecostal Preaching. An ordained Assemblies of God minister, he has served as an associate, interim, and senior pastor for congregations in California, Oregon, and Washington, D.C. Self is presently professor of Church History at he Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Self is the author the recent work "Flourishing Churches and Communities: A Pentecostal Primer on Faith, Work and Economics for Spirit-Empowered Discipleship” and is a frequent contributor to many journals and websites. He and his wife Kathleen are celebrating 40 years of marriage in 2020 and have three adult children and three grandchildren.

Jan 28th, Noon - 1:30 PM at Anderson Chapel at North Central University.  Catered Lunch provided.  Parking passes are provided after registration.

Pastors are invited to come early to join the North Central Chapel services from 10:50-11:40 AM.

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Big Event: Faith and Work Unleashed – Getting Practical (Twin Cities)

Presenters: Charlie Self, Bill Bojan, Kurt W
January 28 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Hope Community Church – East Building, 704 11th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55415 United States

Welcome to Faith and Work Unleashed!

In order to see transformation in our communities and in our world, churches, marketplace professionals and students must begin to think about work and faith in strategic new ways. 

The interconnection of the two is a Biblical idea that holds the key to powerful and innovative expressions of the Kingdom of God at work in our world. Join us on Tuesday, January 28th at Hope Community Church in Minneapolis, MN.

Event Schedule and Details:

5:45pm: Doors open for fellowship and appetizers
6:10pm: Event begins
6:15pm: Vision for Faith and Work in the Twin Cities
6:25pm: Keynote presentations
Bill Bojan: Being a Polished Arrow in the Lord's Quiver as a Business Professional
Kurt W: The Power of Unleashing the Gospel in the Global Marketplace and How to Use Your Skills to Contribute 
Dr. Charlie Self: Wisdom for our Work: Character, Charisms, and Community
7:15pm: Q&A Panel
7:45pm: Closing prayer following by directed networking time

Dr. Charlie Self : Dr. Self serves as director of learning communities at Made to Flourish bringing leadership resourcing to pastors and churches. He is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He has served as an associate and senior pastor in several congregations in California, Oregon, and Washington, D.C. and has served as an interim pastor five times. 

He currently serves as professor of church history at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri, where he teaches courses in apologetics, church history, mission history, leadership development, and discipleship.

Dr. Self is co-developer of Discipleship Dynamics, a new research-based tool for churches and individuals to assess the effectiveness of their discipleship programs.

He is the author of three books: The Divine Dance, The Power of Faithful Focus, and his most recent work with The Acton Institute, Flourishing Churches and Communities: A Pentecostal Primer on Faith, Work and Economics for Spirit-Empowered Discipleship.

Bill Bojan: Bill is the Founder and CEO of Integrated Governance Solutions, with a distinguished 25-year career in the governance fields of board operations, risk management, risk-based internal auditing, ethics and social responsibility.

Having also served as a Fortune 20 Chief Risk Officer, Bill leveraged his expertise to found IGS and build the frameworks and methodology behind the Solomon365 solutions. Considered a national expert in the areas of implementing Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) systems and risk-based internal audit programs, he continues to strengthen the Solomon365 solutions as well as oversee both IGS and Solomon365’s ongoing mission and strategy.

Bill first started to prove that establishing Integrative Governance can have tangible benefits in 2008. As a new board member at a well-known but financially challenged non-profit, he inspired a governance, leadership and cultural turnaround. Bill was recognized five years after his approach helped transform their near extinction into becoming a $30M healthy and growing organization serving five times the number of clients.

Kurt W: Kurt has 28 years of Business for Transformation (B4T) experience in former communist/communist/Muslim/Buddhist Central and Southeast Asia in food production, business consulting, medical projects, food safety, starting and developing English centers, advising governments on policy, remediation of environmental toxins. He holds MBA, Masters in Theological Studies, Certificate from Institute of Biblical Counseling and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Kurt is trained as a Naval Flight Officer, Navy Diver, Military Parachutist, Operator for Oceanographic Systems and Radio Communications.

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Life on Life Missional Discipleship in the Local Church with Randy Pope (Orlando)

Presenter: Randy Pope
January 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center, 1601 Alafaya Trail
Oviedo, FL 32765 United States

Life on Life Missional Discipleship will help ignite a movement of discipleship in the church where you lead and serve. Randy Pope is the founder of Life on Life Ministries, the lead teaching pastor of Perimeter Church, and author of Insourcing: Brining Discipleship Back to the Local Church.  This event is FREE and includes lunch, but registration is required. The last day to register is January 15, 2020. This event is sponsored by The Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida and Made to Flourish.

To register or if have any questions please contact Ellen Ceely: eceely@cfdiocese.org

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Deeper Joy for All: Future of Faith & Work (Kansas City)

Presenter: Charlie Self
January 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm CST
Christ Community – Downtown Campus, 1708 Baltimore Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Join us for a free lunch as we learn, share, pray and plan for 2020.

Dr. Charlie Self will speak to several positive and challenging trends that will mark the new decade impacting all classes and cultures, new assets, sustained flourishing, and every member on mission, among others...

We will also spend time sharing what God is doing in our lives, praying for each other, and pointing to events to happen here in KC 2020.

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February 2020

February Lunch & Learn: City-Wide Kingdom Collaboration (Boston)

Presenter: Jua Robinson
February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Carrie Nation, 11 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108 United States

Join us as we connect over lunch and discuss Kingdom collaboration across Boston. Jua Robinson of the Boston Collaborative will be guiding our discussion.

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Are Women Respected In The Workplace (Hampton Roads Part 1 of 2 – Women In The Workplace: The Church)

February 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST
St Georges Episcopal Church, 15446 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA 23608 United States

Whenever we talk about women and work, people get a little nervous. Given the choice, many women would choose both family and career, not because they think they can “have it all,” but because they are created in God’s image. Part of reflecting God means working for the good of the world — and the world includes children, homes, workplaces, churches, neighborhoods, and any place you find yourself. The questions about women and work owe more to the constraints of the economic and workplace situations in our society.
We live and work within a broken system and marketplace that is built on ideas that do not often prove fruitful for working women. Because of this, many women choose one vocation over the other. The home/marketplace divide is one aspect that contributes to the “mommy wars,” and because we are so entrenched in this cultural divide we fight against the wrong things. The angst we feel is not because one woman is doing better work than another woman, but because the system is not designed to serve us.” (From home to the office: How work has changed for women by Courtney Reissig)
Join us over lunch as we start a two part series on “Women In The Workplace”. There will be a panel of female pastors and clergy discussing their role in the Church and the work of women in the Church. We will also look at how we can support and value their work and contributions as we hold discussions around the table.

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Flourishing Communities Workshop (Boston)

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EST
First Baptist Church of Boston, 110 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Join us for a workshop centered around the topic of flourishing communities.

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Art as a Transformational Tool (Cleveland)

Presenter: Stephanie Leonardi
February 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Front Porch Cafe, 798 Grant St.
Akron, OH 44311 United States

Art is a powerful tool that is often underutilized and overlooked when thinking about loving our neighbor. Join us for an engaging workshop around using art to transform communities, cultures, and self. Deejay Doc (Refresh Collective) and Stephanie Leonardi (LEOnARTi) will be presenting. This is a free event and includes breakfast.

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Work That Has Worth (Chattanooga)

Presenter: Kevin Dudley
February 27 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm EST
Feed Table and Tavern, 201 W Main Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402 United States

Every follower of Jesus has great capacity to change the world around us because of how God has created, redeemed and sustained us. Yet, so many end up aimlessly spending their lives without ever discovering the ministry of presence and the the ministry of productivity in ordinary living. With countless perspectives on what we choose to do with our lives, work that is truly transformative involves much more than simply leveraging our strengths, talent, ideas, resources, or influence.  God calls us to work that has worth.

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March 2020

Faith and Work Luncheon (Hampton Roads)

March 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
AGI Headquarters, 2655 International Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23452 United States

Bryan Fowler (Chaplain at AGI headquarters in Virginia Beach) has a heart towards integrating Christian faith into the workplace, and as such, some monumental changes have taken place in AGI's workplace with employees that number 800+ in Virginia Beach.  Chaplain Fowler has some other ideas worth hearing about that could possibly be supported from the extended faith community in the Hampton Roads area.

 A small group of pastors and business leaders from Hampton Roads will meet for a luncheon at AGI to hear more about how faith and work in the marketplace is contributing to the flourishing of our churches and communities. AGI will host on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 11:30am.  It will take place at their corporate office located at 2655 International Parkway, Virginia Beach.

Seats are limited for this event.  If you would like to attend, please send an email to Charles Cheek at charlesc@madetoflourish.org.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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April 2020

April Lunch & Learn: Redeeming Capitalism (Boston)

Presenter: Ken Barnes
April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Carrie Nation, 11 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States

Join us for a conversation on Redeeming Capitalism with Ken Barnes.

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June 2020

June Lunch & Learn: Living Faithfully in the Tension of Our Global Economy and God’s Economy (Boston)

Presenter: Dolores Bamford
June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Carrie Nation, 11 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States

Join us for a conversation on living faithfully in the tension of our global economy and God's economy with Dolores Bamford.

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August 2020

August Lunch & Learn: Whole Life Discipleship (Boston)

Presenter: Chris Lake
August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Carrie Nation, 11 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States

Join us for a conversation on whole life discipleship led by Chris Lake.

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