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The next lecture is on Thursday, September 21, 2017. RSVP by emailing transformingwww@moody.edu or calling (312) 329-8040. Thank you for your interest in the Faith, Work, and Economy Initiative at Moody Theological Seminary.


Previous Lectures

Listen to past lectures, and learn from professionals who integrate their faith and work.

Navigating the Workplace Mission Field, January 2017

Diane Vlcek is the chief human resources officer for Duracell Batteries. Last year, she led the HR transition team after Procter & Gamble sold Duracell to Berkshire Hathaway. She has her BS in Business Administration from Valparaiso University, and travels frequently. Diane and her husband, Bill, live in Medinah, IL, and have one son.

The Story of Power in Business, December 2016

Mark Washington is the national director of MBA Ministry for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. He supports over twenty-four MBA staff and student fellowships at top tier programs in universities all around the country. Mark earned both his MA in Theological Studies and his MBA from North Park Theological Seminary.

 

 

 

Jesus Inc. in Your Business, October 2016

Ray DeJesus is president and owner of Sewer Tech Services, Inc.. As a Puerto Rican youth in Chicago, Ray became a primary leader in one of the strongest gangs in Chicago and was often in jail. When he lost everything as a young man, he surrendered his life to Jesus Christ. He left the gang and launched his business, which he uses to reach other men whose stories are similar to his own. Ray and his wife, Ilia, have two children, and attend Chicago Tabernacle.

 

 

 

Business as a Calling, September 2016

Promod Haque is senior managing partner at Norwest Venture Partners. Forbes has recognized him twice as a Hall of Fame investor, and in 2011, he received the SV Forum Visionary Award. Promod has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a PhD in electrical engineering from Northwestern University. He is a trustee at Biola University, and on the board of directors of New Hope Uganda Ministries and Transforming the Bay with Christ. Dr. Haque is married with three daughters and four grandchildren.

 

 

 

Integration of Faith and Work, May 2016

Darrell Bock

Dr. Darrell Bock, senior research professor of New Testament Studies and Spiritual Development and Culture at Dallas Theological Seminary spoke at Moody’s Pastors Conference 2016 on the integration of faith and work. He also spoke with Chris Fabry on Moody Radio about his book, How Would Jesus Vote?

 

 

 

The Integration of Faith, Work, and Economics, April 2016

US Congressman Randy Hultgren represents Illinois’14th Congressional District. He has served on four committees in his time, and is currently on the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and on the Committee on Financial services. Randy works consistently to improve prosperity, advance free enterprise, protect religious liberty, and defend the Constitution on behalf of his constituents and the country at large.

 

 

 

Business as God’s Ministry to a Fallen World, March 2016

James O’Donnell is a professor of Business and Economics at Huntington University. He is a certified public accountant and spent many years as an executive in the financial services industry. His opinions on ethics and finance have appeared in Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and America. James earned his BS from Brown University and his MBA from Columbia University, and wrote two books, Letters for Lizzie and Walking with Arthur.

 

 

 

The Anatomy of a Life that Matters, February 2016

Vance T. Henry is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. He advises the Mayor concerning faith and community issues, and acts as liaison for city agencies and faith-based organizations. Vance has a BS from Wheaton College in Philosophy and Sociology, and has done graduate work at Garrett Theological Seminary of Northwestern University. He is also the assistant pastor of Social Justice and Civic Affairs for the First Baptist Congregational Church.

 

 

 

Biblical Wisdom for When Things Get Tough at Work, January 2016

William G. Messenger is the Executive Editor of the Theology of Work Project. It is an international organization that researches writes, and circulates materials about what the Bible says about faith and work. William holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MDiv from Boston University School of Theology, and a DMin from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He lives near Boston with his wife and two daughters.

 

 

 

A Marketplace Chaplain: God’s Love at Work, December 2015

Anita Pickelheimer has been a chaplain with Marketplace Chaplains USA for ten years. As a young woman, Anita felt a passion to help the lost and brokenhearted. As a railroad chaplain, she strives to show the fullness of God’s love and give healing grace to individuals and families.

 

 

 

Vocation as a Platform for Life Transformation, October 2015

William Moore has worked with PacMoore Products for twenty-five years, aiding local and international expansion. He developed a farm in Uganda that employs hundreds of farmers and supports America’s grain market. He also defined company culture through employee development and spiritual transformation. William and his wife, Susie, live in Indiana and attend College Park Church.

 

 

 

Becoming a Change Agent in a Season of Change, September 2015

Os Hillman is the president of Marketplace Leaders, an organization that seeks to help men and women discover God’s purposes for their work and to view it as ministry. Os has written fourteen books and has been featured by CNBC, NBC, and the New York Times. He is a nationally acclaimed spokesperson on faith at work.

 

 

 

Practicing the Presence of Jesus in Your Work, April 2015

In 1984 Mary Lowman (formerly Mary Whelchel) launched The Christian Working Woman radio program on one station in Chicago. Now, it is aired on approximately 500 radio stations internationally. On her program, Mary gives practical biblical teaching that is highly applicable. She has also written fifteen books, including her latest, Get Over It—Letting Go and Moving On with God.

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Biblical Economic Principles That Will Transform Culture, March 2015

Robert Schuldt Jr. is the vice president of Merrill Lynch, and chairman on the Moody Theological Seminary Advisory Board. Bob operated two successful service-based businesses before joining Merrill Lynch in 1994, and now he helps families manage their finances in line with their faith and sound stewardship principles.

 

 

 

Four Foundational Pillars for Leading Social Change, February 2015

Mark Chassman is co-founder of Profit Pathway, an organization that helps entrepreneurs become successful. He is the former VP at ABC affiliate TV station in Alaska, and has more than twenty-five years experience as a marketplace leader with ABC-TV, AOL, and Facebook. Mark integrates faith and work as he works to bring about social change.

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God’s Creative and Redemptive Plan, January 2015

Charlie Self is a professor of Church History at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He is also senior advisor at The Action Institute, and co-founder of The Discipleship Dynamics Assessment. He has more than three decades of pastoral and professorial experience in consultation and community outreach skills. He studies the application of biblical principles in contemporary ministry for transforming a local community.

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Entrepreneurship and Community Development, December 2014

Mark Wagner is the president of operations and community management at Walgreens. He seeks to teach the church to address social inequality, and help people flourish through entrepreneurship.

 

 

 

Business to the Glory of God, October 2014

Martin Ozinga III is the Chairman of Ozinga Brothers Inc. He seeks to teach his employees so they feel valued, trained, and empowered to work well for the Lord.

 

 

 

Shaping Workers, September 2014

Richard Warren is the president of Weldaloy Products Co. He seeks to teach his employees so they feel valued, trained, and empowered to work well for the Lord.

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Business as a Calling, August 2014

C. William Pollard is the chairman of Fairwyn Investment Co., and former CEO and chairman of the board for ServiceMaster Inc. He seeks to teach people how to make serving God a daily practice, instead of a Sunday habit.

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Inaugural Lectures, April 2014

Jeff Van Duzer is the provost of Seattle Pacific University. He was formerly the dean of the School of Business and Economics, and a Professor of Ethics and Business Law. He focuses on empowering disciples for vocational stewardship in the marketplace.

Torrey L. Barrett is the founder and CEO of KLEO Community Family Life Center. He shares his testimony and how KLEO is helping the community.

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