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CIB Events and Connections Archive

The Center for Integrity in Business exists to serve you by drawing on the best of theological and management scholarship and practice. Below are some of our recent events. For more information, and to learn more about how you can participate in our work, contact the Center.

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Just Business Roundtable

Invitation-only Just Business Roundtables provide behind-the-scenes opportunities to discover more of what a lived-out Christian faith can look like in the marketplace. Canlis will host the next Roundtable in March.

March 19 Webinar: Business, Eucharist and Koinonia

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 9 a.m.–10 a.m.

Business, Eucharist and Koinonia examines shared life in relationship to community, and how the ideas of Eucharist (thanksgiving) and koinonia (breaking of bread, intimate community) influence our approach to business and the relationships we develop in the workforce. Learn more...

Register online for this free event.

Webinar: A Truth-Seeker's Guide to Big Data

Thursday, February 20, 2014, 10 a.m.–11 a.m.

Dr. Bruce Baker will present A Truth-Seeker's Guide to Big Data, CIB's first webinar. Join us online on February 20 at 10:00 a.m. to hear Professor Baker bring his entrepreneurial, ethical, and theological training and experiences to bear on how we might chart a faithful response. Presentation will be followed by Q&A. Learn more about the webinar.

Register online.

Entrepreneurship and Mission

Entrepreneurship and Mission

Friday, January 24, 2014, 12 a.m.–
Friday, February 21, 2014, 12 a.m.

Interested in practical ecclesiology, economic sustainability, and entrepreneurship's place in the church? Dive into an intensive two-weekend course in January and February which includes visiting examples of social impact, church planting, and business as mission.

Details and registration. (This event has already filled - sorry to miss you this time.)

Professor Bryan Dik

Make Your Work Matter: Forging a Fit as a Pathway to Purpose

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Bryan Dik, Associate Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University, will talk about the theological and biblical understanding of calling. He's a well-known speaker and author, and we look forward to welcoming him to the SPU campus.

Communities of Practice

Community of Practice

Friday, November 22, 2013, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

The CIB and the Center for Biblical and Theological Education (CBTE) are co-hosting monthly lunch gatherings of business leaders, pastors, seminary students, and graduate business students for thoughtful discussion of issues related to faith and the marketplace. Other groups of this kind may be launched in the future. If you would like to learn more, please email

Sonny Vu

“Business as a Calling” Day 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013, 10:40 a.m.–
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 6 p.m.

This year’s “Business as a Calling” Day speaker on November 7 was Sonny Vu, founder, chair, and CEO of Misfit Wearables, and the founder, and former chair and CEO of AgaMatrix.

Peter Drucker

Management as a Liberal Art: Insights From Peter Drucker, Our Christian Faith, and the Practice of Management

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

CIB hosted "Management as a Liberal Art: Insights from Peter Drucker, Our Christian Faith, and the Practice of Management," a one-day workshop in conjunction with the Christian Business Faculty Association's annual conference at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL.

Senior Leaders Weekend at Alderbrook

Senior Leaders Weekend

Friday, September 27, 2013, 5 p.m.–
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 2 p.m.

Christians wrestle with practical ways to incorporate faith into daily living. On the weekend of September 27–29, business leaders gathered at Alderbrook Resort and Spa for a weekend of challenge and reflection on what constitutes “the good life.” Linda Wagener and Rick Beaton of Marigold Associates presented research, theology, and exercises to help deconstruct the busy life, address core issues of the heart, and develop practices to deepen life-faith integration.

Just Business Roundtable

Just Business Roundtable

Friday, July 19, 2013, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Special thanks to Craig and Kurt Campbell for graciously hosting our first Just Business Roundtable on July 19. CIB (in partnership with C3 Leaders) brought together a team of 15 businesspeople to Campbell Nelson Volkswagen Nissan for a hands-on, field-based look at how one management team seeks to integrate Christian faith in business and serve the local community. The event included lunch at Jacob's Well, a transitional housing complex for homeless mothers and their children.