Can God use my vocation for a higher purpose? Can the Bible be a relevant guide to business? How can I model biblical principles in the workplace? Is it “unconventional?”
Nationally recognized business leaders will address these questions and more at Unconventional Business Summit 2019, a two-day event scheduled for Oct. 24-25 at the Overland Park Convention Center. The seminar will include seven keynote addresses, more than 20 breakout sessions and worship.
The event is sponsored by Unconventional Business Network in Overland Park, which “equips leaders to do business God’s way. We use practical lessons from the Bible to provide resources that help others learn, model and teach Biblical principles in their workplace by building and training a network of leaders.”
Scheduled speakers include:
- Horst H. Schulz, co-founder of Ritz-Carlton, will serve to inspire and provide meaningful insight into the mastery of servant leadership and why excellence always wins.
- Arnie Cole, CEO of Back to the Bible and R&D director of the Center for Bible Engagement, will talk about the shipwreck experience that changed his life and how he began integrating missional opportunities within his vocational calling.
- Megan Alexander, Emmy award-winning announcer and actress, will share insights into faith and work from a female perspective.
- Rick Betenbough, CEO of Betenbough Companies, PBC, will discuss how to intertwine practical system insight and unconventional leadership and outreach.
- Jim Wright, former CEO of Tractor Supply, will speak about how he instilled a mission and values that fostered the company’s growth, even through the recession of 2008.
- Tracy Bouwens, owner of more than 35 Scooter’s Coffee locations, will talk about how she pursues her deepest passion — helping women, from all walks of life, including sex trafficking victims, rise up and pursue their God-given callings.
The cost of the conference is $345 per person or $595 per couple. A special rate of $275 per person is available for groups of five or more. For more information, visit www.UnconventionalBusiness.org.