Tests, Trials, Leadership, and Life – This talk explores the purpose of obstacles, challenges, trials, and tests in our lives and how God uses them to develop, equip, and prepare us for life and for leadership. We explore key principles of what God is trying to accomplish in making us His “Tested Mortar” in order to understand better how we are strengthened through trial and not easily broken.
Entrepreneurship: A Blank Canvas for Cultural Impact – From Snapchat and Instagram to Uber and AirBnb, Reach Records, Teach for America, TOMS, and Krochet Kids—entrepreneurs play a critical role in forming how we as a society think, what we value, and who we are as humans. According to the Kauffman Foundation, 54% of Millennials want to start, or help start, a new venture. So what’s all the hype about? And how do we, as followers of Christ, engage in this sphere? Hear from Jon Hart, from Praxis—a faith-motivated Venture Group with a portfolio of over 80 ventures, including businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises. He will give a unique perspective on redemptive startups that are re-imagining culture with Christ at the center.
On Engineering: A Panel Discussion – Hear about how the practice of engineering points to the truth of God’s creation
Love God with Your Mind: Being Faithful in the Social Sciences – In this session, you will learn more about faithfully following your calling in the social sciences—whether psychology, sociology, research, communications, or political science. Those interested in business, engineering, statistics, accounting, and others are welcome, too! David Kinnaman is the author of unChristian and You Lost Me and creator of the brandnew FRAMES short books, and he is a huge fan of Jubilee and the awesome questions students ask. He describes important books to read, people to know, and habits to cultivate. Come ready to learn, ask hard questions, and have fun—and maybe get some insights to the question, “What am I going to do with this degree?”