Business for the Unengaged Summit

Business for the Unengaged Summit

Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Compass Christian Church 2600 Hall – Johnson Rd, Colleyville, TX 76034

Facilitator: Rob Maupin

Problem: The last unengaged are often in locations resistant to all but business. So how do we create a network that can get the right people (entrepreneurs) in the right places? The summit is not intended to provide context-specific solutions, but rather to build the conversation and the networks needed to follow where the Holy Spirit will lead us across many contexts.

8:30 – 10:00 Session 1: The Right Places

  • 20 minutes Worship 
  • 20 minutes Can business overcome the challenge of the unengaged? (Doug Lucas)
  • 20 minutes We need a new business model, a new kind of worker, a new preparation and a new funding model for last of the Bibleless Unengaged (Greg Pruett)
  • 30 minutes Discussion and Prayer for guidance and discernment (At tables) 

10:30-12:00 Session 2: The Right Strategy and People

  • 30 minutes What economic models and workers can succeed among the unengaged?  (Kevin Dooley)
  • 30 minute Discussion: How can we collaborate to get the right people in the right places? (At Tables)
  • 30 minutes Overcoming Resistance to Change: How do Business and Mission Cultures Clash and What Must Each Learn from the Other? (Kevin Dooley)

1:30-3:00 Session 3: The Right Preparation

  • 20 minutes Worship
  • 20 minutes What is the current approach to offering a Certificate in Business as Mission? (Ross O’brien)
  • 25 minutes How do we recruit and prepare/educate a stream of the right people? (Neal Johnson)
  • 25 minutes Discussion: How do we need to change how we train and recruit in order to attract entrepreneurs? (At Tables)

3:30-5:00 Session 4: The Right Funding

  • 30 minutes How do we overcome legal problems? (Jack Straus)
  • 20 minutes What new funding models will work for entrepreneurs? (Neal Johnson)
  • 20 minutes How do church sending structures need to change to get the right people in the right places? (At Tables)
  • 20 minutes Closing Prayer Time for God to Help Us Take Wise Action (At Tables)


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