Your Work: More than a Paycheck

Do you think of your work in an old-fashioned way?

Join us April 4-5, 2014 for a dynamic two-day conference learning how to approach your work in a fresh and energizing way as one sent to be an agent of worship and ministry.

Your Work: More than a Paycheck

Work is not a necessary evil. It is a holy pursuit. Humanity, being in the image of God, is meant to be creative and manage our world. Yet it often seems that our daily responsibilities either become a god themselves or just serve as a distraction from serving the Lord. Work is not a product of the curse; rather it is a sacred call from God Himself!

Date and Location

April 4-5, 2014
at Irving Bible Church, Irving

Registration Fee

  • $50/person (until 2/2/2014)
  • $60/person (until 3/30/2014)
  • $70/person (after 3/30/2014)


Discounted Fee

  • $50/person for groups of 5 or more. Group deadline extended to 4:30 PM Wednesday, April 2!
  • $30/person for DTS employees
  • $30/person for students
  • Special volunteer rate available, Please contact Kymberli Cook at kcook@dts.edu for more information.

Watch this brief video discussing this year’s topic and why the Hendricks Center has chosen to highlight this issue in 2014.

Henry Cloud

Henry Cloud

Henry Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert and best-selling author. He draws on his experience in business, leadership consulting, and his practice as a clinical psychologist, to impart practical and effective advice for improving leadership skills and workplace performance.

Dr. Cloud has written or co-written over twenty books, including the bestseller Boundaries, which sold over two million copies. In his leadership consulting practice, Dr. Cloud works with Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike. He has an extensive executive coaching background, and experience as an organizational consultant, devoting the majority of his time to improving leadership capabilities of CEOs and their executive teams. As a clinical psychologist and businessman, Dr. Cloud established and operated forty successful medical facilities across the western United States.

Dr. Cloud is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, with a BS in psychology. He completed his PhD in clinical psychology at Biola University, and his clinical internship at Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. His philanthropic interests lie in alleviating homelessness in the inner city, as well as missions in the developing world. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Tori, and their two daughters, Olivia and Lucy.


Scott Rae

Scott Rae

Scott B. Rae is Dean of the Faculty, Professor of Christian Ethics and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. He has a BS in Economics from Southern Methodist University, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and a PhD from the University of Southern California.

His primary interests are in bioethics and business ethics. He is the author of 10 books, including Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics, Outside the Womb: Moral Guidance for Assisted Reproduction, Business for the Common Good: A Christian Vision for the Marketplace, and Beyond Integrity: A Judeo-Christian Approach to Business Ethics. He has published articles in various journals, including the Linacre Quarterly, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Southern California Review of Law and Women’s Studies, and the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology.

Dr. Rae also consults with several southern California hospitals in ethics. He is married to his wife, Sally, with three sons, Taylor, Cameron and Austin.


Tom Nelson

Tom Nelson

Tom Nelson is a pastor and conference speaker who calls the evangelical community to walk deeply and authentically with God. He graduated with a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and received his doctorate from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

He and his wife Liz arrived in Kansas City in 1989 to begin Christ Community Church, where he has served as senior pastor ever since. He received his ordination with the EFCA in 1992 and has served on the Midwest District Board as well as the National Ministerial Association Board. Currently he serves on the boards of The Gospel Coalition and Trinity International University.

Dr. Nelson is the author of Five Smooth Stones: Discovering the Path to Wholeness of Soul, Ekklesia: Rediscovering God’s Design for the Church, and Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work. He has two grown children and has been married to Liz for thirty years.


Bill Pollard

Bill Pollard

Bill Pollard currently serves as Chairman of Fairwyn Investment Company, a private investment firm. For over a twenty-five year period, Bill has participated in the leadership of The ServiceMaster Company, a Fortune 500 #1 service company. He serves as a director of Cadence Healthcare System, The Drucker Institute of Claremont Graduate School, Bright China Social Fund, and The California Institute of Advanced Management (CIAM). He also as a director and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and is an Advisory Life Trustee of Wheaton College, where he served over 31 years as a Trustee of the College and currently functions as adjunct professor and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Hastert Center at Wheaton.

He is the author of the best-selling book The Soul of the Firm and has written for or contributed to various other books and magazines. His most recently published book is Serving Two Masters? Reflections on God and Profit. Bill also has been recognized by a number of educational organizations for his leadership, including receiving the Hesburgh Award for Business Ethics from Notre Dame, recognition by Harvard Business School as an American business leader of the 20th century, and honorary doctorate degrees from Aurora University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Indiana Wesleyan University. A native of Chicago, Bill and his wife, Judy, have been married for over 50 years. They have four adult children and fifteen grandchildren.

Workshops

In addition to the keynote sessions, you’ll choose two workshops to attend. Interact with seasoned ministry leaders as they discuss trends in ministry, spiritual growth, and leadership techniques.


Ethics in the Workplace

How to deal with ethical dilemmas in the workplace? How to respond when your moral principles are challenged? We will explore the various kinds of ethical conflicts faced in the workplace and present a biblically based model for resolving them. We will also address some more foundational questions in business ethics, such as the place of a dual morality (one set of rules for the workplace and another for private life) and the relationship between good ethics and good business (ie., profitability).

Scott B. Rae

Scott B. Rae is Dean of the Faculty, Professor of Christian Ethics and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. He has a BS in Economics from Southern Methodist University, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and a PhD from the University of Southern California.

His primary interests are in bioethics and business ethics. He is the author of 10 books, including Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics, Outside the Womb: Moral Guidance for Assisted Reproduction, Business for the Common Good: A Christian Vision for the Marketplace, and Beyond Integrity: A Judeo-Christian Approach to Business Ethics. He has published articles in various journals, including the Linacre Quarterly, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Southern California Review of Law and Women’s Studies, and the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology.

Dr. Rae also consults with several southern California hospitals in ethics. He is married to his wife, Sally, with three sons, Taylor, Cameron and Austin.


Work Matters: The Pastor/Parishioner Perspective

Join a pastor and a member of a church that is leading the way with fresh thinking about work for a deep conversation from both perspectives. Tom Nelson is senior pastor at Christ Community Church in Kansas City. David Greusel is an architect, owner of his own firm, and also serves on the elder leadership team at Christ Community. They will engage with you to discuss what their evolving theology of work has meant from the pulpit, programmatically, and practically as it is worked out in a real-world business setting.

Tom Nelson

Tom Nelson is a pastor and conference speaker who calls the evangelical community to walk deeply and authentically with God. He graduated with a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and received his doctorate from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

He and his wife Liz arrived in Kansas City in 1989 to begin Christ Community Church, where he has served as senior pastor ever since. He received his ordination with the EFCA in 1992 and has served on the Midwest District Board as well as the National Ministerial Association Board. Currently he serves on the boards of The Gospel Coalition and Trinity International University.

Dr. Nelson is the author of Five Smooth Stones: Discovering the Path to Wholeness of Soul, Ekklesia: Rediscovering God’s Design for the Church, and Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work. He has two grown children and has been married to Liz for 30 years.

David Greusel

David Greusel is founding principal of Convergence Design, a Kansas City-based architectural practice. While with other firms, David was the lead designer for Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, and PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. As a design professional, Mr. Greusel has more than 30 years of experience in every major role in architectural practice, including management, marketing, design, and technical aspects of projects. His work has been published in both trade and professional journals, and has received design recognition at the local and national level. As a speaker, has presented or co-presented at more than 100 regional, national and international conferences in the past ten years.

David has been married to his wife Theresa since 1983; they have three children. The Greusels are members of Christ Community Evangelical Free Church in Kansas City, where David has served as an elder and in a variety of other capacities.


Business as Mission

Ben Briggs

Ben Briggs started Barrington’s leather factory in China where he worked for eight years. This Christian-owned plant produced products for the White House, Neiman Marcus, and the Ritz Carlton, while hiring several deaf, handicapped, and Down syndrome employees. While living in China, Ben met his wife Jenny, and they now have three children. Prior to China, Ben worked in London for Dallas based Electronic Data Systems UK. Ben completed his Computer Science degree in 2000 from Wake Forest University and plans on finishing his MBA at Southern Methodist University in May 2014.


From Paycheck to Payoff: How Your Giftedness Creates a Big Win for You, God, and Everyone Else

Everyone has their own unique giftedness, but most people don’t know what theirs is. Perhaps that’s why Gallup reports that 70 percent of the workforce does not find their work “engaging.” In this workshop, Bill Hendricks will offer a simple, non-psychological method for discovering one's giftedness and then use actual cases to show how honoring it in one's work results in deep personal fulfillment, tangible benefits to others, and joy in the heart of God. This workshop is ideal for individuals wondering what they were meant to do, as well as leaders who have "unengaged" people in their organizations.

Bill Hendricks

Bill Hendricks is President of The Giftedness Center, a Dallas-based consulting firm specializing in organizational effectiveness and individual career guidance. Bill is the author or coauthor of twenty published books, including Your Work Matters to God, The Power of Uniqueness, and The Person Called You: Why You’re Here, Why You Matter, and What You Should Do With Your Life (due June 2014). He has also written for numerous publications, and his thoughts can be found at his blog, BillHendricks.net. He holds an undergraduate degree in English from Harvard University, a master of science in mass communications from Boston University, and a master of arts in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is a Board member for Pine Cove Christian Camps and sits on the steering committee for The Theology of Work Project. He and his wife Lynn are active members of All Saints Dallas (AMIA). He is also the father of three grown daughters by his late wife, Nancy.


Building Spiritual Capital in the Workplace

Work is a good gift of God, central to His intention for mankind. The workplace is essential to both spiritual development and the strategic to the spread of the gospel. This breakout will examine how Christians can bring faith discussions into the workplace in a way that is appropriate, attractive, convincing, and legal—and likely change the way you think about people, work, and evangelism.

Bill Peel

For more than 25 years, Bill Peel has helped people identify their calling and close the gap between Sunday faith and Monday work. Bill serves as Founding Executive Director of The Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University and is an award-winning author of seven books (now in multiple languages), including Workplace Grace and What God Does When Men Pray. He holds a master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and is a doctoral candidate at Gordon-Conwell Seminary. Bill and his wife, Kathy, have three grown sons and live in Dallas.


You 2.0: God’s Design for a Joyful, Balanced Life

No two Christian women are alike. We have different decorating styles, views about childrearing and ways to make dressing at Thanksgiving. But at least two things we share in common: God has designed each of us to do good works He prepared in advance for us to do, and we all have only 24 hours a day to accomplish what we’re called to do.

This interactive session will offer strategies and best practices for regaining joy and balance on the journey of becoming their personal best self—as a disciple, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, friend and professional.

Kathy Peel

Kathy Peel is a successful entrepreneur and founder/CEO of the Family Manager brand. Having published 21 books—2 million copies sold—she is a national voice on women at work and home attaining goals and living out their priorities. She’s repeat guest on the national morning shows, Oprah, CNN, Focus on the Family, Moody Radio, and her articles and interviews have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Family Circle, Reader’s Digest, All You, Homelife and many other publications. She and her husband, Bill (DTS grad, 1976) have three grown sons, three beautiful daughters-in-law, two grandchildren and a border Collie named Hank.


Exhibitors

Serving as an exhibitor at The Table Conference 2014 gives you the opportunity to partner with us in providing our attendees with quality products, resources, and opportunities. Please download the attached exhibitor opportunities packet for additional information and to apply.

You can also fill out an online application for exhibitors.

For questions about exhibiting at the conference, contact Kym Cook at 214-887-5254 or kcook@dts.edu.

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