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    Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
    Mockler Center for Faith and Ethics in the Workplace
    130 Essex Street
    South Hamilton, MA 01982
    (978) 646-4098 (Voicemail)

    Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

What the Church Can Learn from Business

The church is not a business. Nevertheless, our church life does entail activities and responsibilities parallel to what happens in non-church organizations, whether for-profit businesses or non-profit organizations. Sometimes, our service to Christ in our churches is actually undermined by poor practices and policies in these areas.

We want to take our faith into the workplace—but it is also important to invite our brothers and sisters in the business and professional world to bring back to the church what God has taught them “out there.”

We invite pastors, church leaders, seminarians and faculty to gather over lunch for a rich reflection on four specific areas where our churches could often improve their performance to the glory of God.

Friday, April 12, 2013        
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Alumni Hall, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
130 Essex Street, South Hamilton, MA 01982

Register by Wednesday April 10 (includes hot lunch; no same-day walk-ins).
Cost: $10/person; $5/students, unemployed, and spouses of regular registrants

Scholarships are available! Contact mockler@gcts.edu or 978-646-4098.

Please take the time to:

  1. Register in advance.
  2. Tell your colleagues and friends about this rare event.
  3. Email in advance (mockler@gcts.edu) any specific questions you would like our speakers to address.


Glenda Allsopp: Financial Practices

Glenda Allsopp, B.S., MBA, Accounting and Finance Consultant with A&B Consulting working in both for-profit and non-profit sectors; previous experience with MCR Federal, Siegrist & Cree and Raytheon Technical Services

Bill Burke: Personnel/HR Practices

Bill Burke, B.S., Executive Pastor, Grace Chapel (Lexington, MA) since 2004; previously 29 years in human resource consulting for business organizations, the final 11 as a partner with Ernst & Young in their Human Capital practices.

Lee Truax: Strategic Planning

Lee Truax, B.A., MBA, President & CEO, Christian Business Men’s Connection; NFL Stadium Game-Day Technician for New England Patriots; formerly in management and systems engineering at Hewlett-Packard, AMD, NetFrame and Compaq Computers.

Jared Wiley: Communication Technology

Jared Wiley, B.A., Communications Director, Grace Chapel (Lexington MA), developing promotional strategies, web sites, copy writing, logo design and print materials; previously 15 years marketing in technology and financial services sectors.