The 2019 Made to Flourish Stakeholder Forum is the second-annual gathering of friends and advocates meant to build and deepen friendships and discuss future strategies for the integration of faith, work, and economic wisdom. Together this select group of individuals will learn from thought leaders and envision best practices that could have a long-lasting effect for the good of their communities.
David Kinnaman serves as president of Barna Group, a leading research and communications company that works with churches, nonprofits, and businesses ranging from film studios to financial services. Since 1995, David has directed interviews with nearly one million individuals and overseen hundreds of U.S. and global research studies. He is the author of the bestselling books Good Faith, You Lost Me and unChristian. He and his wife live in California with their three children.
Nancy Ortberg is currently the CEO of Transforming the Bay with Christ, a non-profit organization working to catalyze a holistic gospel movement in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nancy is the author of Looking for God: An Unexpected Journey through Tattoos, Tofu, and Pronouns and Unleashing the Power of Rubber Bands: Lessons in Non-linear Leadership. She and her husband, John, live in the Bay Area and have three children.
Darryl Ford was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and now serves as the lead pastor of Ikon Community Church that strives to image God around the rich diversity and history that is Atlanta. He formerly served in the U.S. Air Force as a meteorologist and holds a B.S. in information systems as well as an M.S. in management, strategy and leadership. He and his wife, Patricia, live in Tucker with their three children: Paige, Audrey, and Sebastian.
Tom Nelson serves as president of Made to Flourish. He is the author of The Economics of Neighborly Love, Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work, Five Smooth Stones: Discovering the Path to Wholeness of Soul, and Ekklesia: Rediscovering God’s Design for the Church. Tom is a regular speaker and facilitator on faith, work, and economics.
Latifah Alattas is an artist, writer, producer, and engineer. She is well-known for being part of Page CXVI — a project that started with the idea of making hymns accessible and known again. She recently released a new album, which you can read about on her website. Her projects include Moda Spira, Heck Ya the Halls, The Autumn Film, the Porter’s Gate Project, and Sola-Mi.
The intimate nature of the forum makes it possible for Made to Flourish to host attendees, including spouses, with all event expenses covered—lodging and meals. We hope you will be able to join us at this pivotal event in the life of Made to Flourish.Register Now
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Late Night Event
Lunch and Dismiss
Note: Dress code is casual to business casual.
Field experiences will allow forum participants to see faith, work, and economic wisdom in action by visiting an influential Atlanta organization or business with a compelling faith and work story/ background. Breakout sessions will provide an opportunity to hear thought leaders discuss various topics, such as partnership models, difficult economic issues, entrepreneurship, and more. The goal of these breakouts is to stir the imagination, inspiring deeper faith, work, and economic integration.
Thank you to each of our sponsors for their help in making the 2019 Stakeholder Forum possible.
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“I was so blessed to be in a room with so many diverse people who are actively seeking to love Jesus and the Church. The work of Made to Flourish is crucial to sustaining the Church and calling people to better understand who they are in Christ. Thank you for endeavoring this good work.” —2018 Stakeholder Forum attendee