Saturday 11:15AM

Building Resilience: Emotional Health for the Workplace  Dr. Linda Solie - Nicollet Ballroom D2*

Our interpretations of life create our emotions and hugely impact our behavior. Paul clearly understood the power of our thoughts when he instructed us to “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ”. Learn how to take charge of your thinking and in the process, build emotional muscle that will prepare you to cope with stresses/frustrations/ disappointments in the workplace and throughout your life. The first 20 students who show up for each breakout session will receive a free copy of her book, Take Charge of Your Emotions. Her book will also be for sale in the lobby.

The Persistent Dreamer - How I got there and how you can too.  Derek Blumberg - Skyway Suite AB

I will share my professional journey coupled with practical life applications of how to find and pursue your God sized dream. My goal
with this session is to connect, inspire and stir up any forgotten/paused/lost dreams that life’s circumstances may have extinguished. You’ll walk out with a fresh perspective and action steps to achieve what God has placed in front of you. I believe God’s best is next and I look forward to meeting you!

Foundational Personal Finance  Austin Colby - Lakeshore A

We want to be good stewards of everything we own…no matter how much or how little.  We want to be trusted servants with God’s money.  So…what in the world does that mean and what do I need to know?  Let’s review basic personal financial planning principles with an emphasis on stewardship as it relates to cash-flow, budget and debt planning.  Come and learn some of what we need to know on how to handle money.

Balancing the Sacred and the Secular Shawn Dockter and Dr. Allen Tennison - Nicollet D3*

Everyone of us that seek to put God at the center of our lives WILL have our faith tested in the workplace.  The key is knowing that the power to this balance is within our control with God’s help.  We cannot control those around us but we ARE in complete control of our reactions to these pressures.

Dealing with Difficult People  Keith Peterson - Nicollet A

Is there anyone in your life that tends to just “get on your nerves” and “bother” you all the time? Or, what about that grouchy roommate, co-worker, neighbor or friend? This up-lifting and humorous session provides practical insights from the Word of God on how you can not only “survive” some of these circumstances, but learn how to enjoy yourself in the process. Real-life experiences and Biblical principles will be used to illustrate how you too can learn to deal with difficult people. 

Tone at the Top:  Ethics, the Workplace, and Christianity  Kathy Madson - Minnehaha

Description:  Corporate compliance experts all say that corporate culture is driven by the "tone at the top".  But is it?  Do the actions of individuals matter and can living a full Christian life drive / change corporate culture for the better?

God’s calling to the marketplace, Redefining the Mission Field  Issac Bindert - Nicollet D1

You have been called to minister, all Christians have.  Move in confidence and peace that this is where you’re supposed to be! 

Women in Leadership and Life   Leanne Krell - Lakeshore B

Women are stepping into leadership roles and being recognized more regularly as leaders in our communities, businesses and churches.  This session will spend some time looking at the history of the development of women in leadership and what we as women need to do to better position ourselves as leaders in fulfilling our purpose.

Thriving in the Workplace  Tony Vietti - St Croix

As a Director at Best Buy HQ, Tony started the “Christian Connection”.  The breakout will entail how to work with management on setting up a religious group, scheduling for maximum attendance, and how to approach people in a corporate work environment. He will also talk about his transition from Best Buy into a full-time ministry position at Summit Church.

Justice: The New Gateway to Reach the Marketplace and Campus   Paul Hurckman - Lakeshore C

One of the most powerful and relevant ways to introduce the Kingdom to the marketplace and your campus is through justice issues. You can get students hooked through your passion for the poor and the oppressed, and watch it open doors to the Kingdom in a way that you never knew was possible. We will explore the biblical position on justice, and how to create a justice narrative to more effectively impact your world.

*Offered twice