The Common Good Conference is a one-day, multi-site gathering to explore how your church can equip you for ministry in the workplace and trigger community growth — becoming ‘a church for Monday.’
Central, Mountain, and
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$39 / $59*
$59 / $79*
Early Bird available until September 15, 2019.
*Broadcast site in Olathe, KS.
Karen A. Ellis
K.A. Ellis is passionate about theology, human rights, and global religious freedom. She is the director of the Center for the Study of the Bible and Ethnicity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, where she is also a Robert Cannada Fellow for World Christianity.
Since 2006, she has collaborated with the Swiss-based organization, International Christian Response, and travels internationally advocating for global religious freedom.
Ellis holds a Master of Art in Religion from Westminster Theological Seminary, a Master of Fine Art from the Yale School of Drama, and is a Ph.D. candidate in World Christianity and Ethics at the Oxford Center for Mission Studies in England.
Bryan Loritts serves as senior pastor of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship in Silicon Valley, California. He is the author of six books, including Saving the Saved: How Jesus Saves us from Try-harder Christianity into Performance-Free Love, and Insider Outsider.
He co-founded Fellowship Memphis in 2003 and later founded The Kainos Movement. He serves on the board of trustees for Biola University and Pine Cove Christian Camps. He is the privileged husband of Korie, and the graced father of three sons, Quentin, Myles, and Jaden.
Robin John is co-founder and CEO of Eventide Asset Management. He is responsible for the overall leadership of the organization, and under his leadership, the firm has grown to become a leader in values-based investing.
Eventide Asset Management is a Boston-based investment adviser practicing “investing that makes the world rejoice.®” Founded in 2008, Eventide’s vision is to serve individuals, financial advisors, and institutions by providing high-performance investments that create compelling value for the global common good. Eventide manages more than $3.5 billion in net assets.
Larry Osborne is a pastor at North Coast Church in Vista, California. Larry has a passion for leadership, spiritual formation, and discipleship. As a nationally recognized trainer of leaders, pastors, and church planters, he travels extensively, speaking at conferences and mentoring events.
North Coast Church has been acclaimed as one of the most influential and innovative churches in America. Known for pioneering the concepts of sermon-based small groups, pastoral teaching teams, and video venues, its fingerprints are found on churches throughout the world.
He is the author of several books, including Lead Like A Shepherd, Sticky Church, Sticky Teams, Thriving in Babylon, Accidental Pharisees, and several others.
Osborne holds both a master of divinity and doctorate degree from Talbot Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Oceanside, California.
Helen Young Hayes
Helen Young Hayes is the founder and CEO of Activate Workforce Solutions. Activate's mission is to help underserved individuals achieve their fullest potential through the dignity of work. She founded Activate to heed God’s call to engage deeply and creatively with the poor. By moving individuals to self-sufficiency, Activate creates triple wins for employers, placements, and the community.
Hayes is a successful Wall Street personality. A 20-year veteran of the financial industry, she was the portfolio manager of the flagship Janus Worldwide Fund, Janus Overseas Fund, and related. She also served as managing director of investments, heading up the 100-person research and investment arm of Janus Capital, encompassing equities, fixed income, money market, and trading.
She is a frequent speaker and writer on topics including faith, overcoming trials, workforce development, employee engagement, economic development, poverty alleviation, and self-sufficiency. Hayes, her husband, Matt, and her family have called Denver home for 30 years.
Winnette McIntosh Ambrose is an engineer-turned-entrepreneur and two-time Food Network Champion. She is the only person in the history of the network to win both “Cupcake Wars” and “Chopped”’ She owns The Sweet Lobby, a Washington DC artisanal bakery, specializing in French-inspired pastries for wholesale and retail.
She emigrated from Trinidad and Tobago to attend MIT, where she earned two bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering and French, and later, a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Ambrose opened The Sweet Lobby in June of 2011, and it has grown from neighborhood treasure to national brand, with retail locations in DC and wholesale clientele throughout the USA, including some of the nation’s premier food retailers, luxury brands, and coffee shops.
Tom Nelson is president of Made to Flourish and senior pastor of Christ Community Church. Nelson also serves on the leadership team of the Oikonomia Network and holds a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Nelson is the author of several books, including Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work, and The Economics of Neighborly Love: Investing in Your Community’s Compassion and Capacity.
He and his wife, Liz, have made Kansas City their home since 1988. They have two grown children and a pup named Harley.
Thomas Kim is an entrepreneur and investor with a focus on real estate and small businesses. He’s the founder and CEO of Everclean Car Wash, a modern, branded car wash. Its social mission is to enrich lives through opportunity and holistic mentorship. He and his wife, Evelyn, live in Chicago, Illinois. His proudest accomplishment is raising three teenage foster children. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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