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Events and Connections

The Center for Integrity in Business exists to serve business leaders by providing tools, resources, and connections for greater impact in the marketplace. For more information and to learn more about how you can participate in any of these events, contact the Center.

For past events, see the events and connections archive.

Jamie Smith

Imagining and Desiring the Kingdom

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 12:30 p.m.–2 p.m.

CIB and the Center for Biblical and Theological Education are co-hosting James K.A. (Jamie) Smith's informal lecture and Q and A on his books Desiring the Kingdom and Imagining the Kingdom.

Registration is closed. Sorry to miss you!

Family Business Breakfast

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 12 a.m.

We are delighted that Alan Barnhart (CEO of Barnhart Crane & Rigging) is coming to the SPU campus for an invitation-only breakfast event on June 11. If you are involved in a family business and would like to attend, please contact for additional information.

The Business: Barnhart Crane & Rigging aims to be “the best heavy lift and heavy transport company.” Its expertise includes projects in accelerated bridge construction, nuclear power generation, petroleum refining, power transmission and distribution, renewable energy, and much more.

The Brothers: When Alan and Eric Barnhart assumed leadership of the family’s business in 1986, their first steps included a promise to keep their lifestyles simple and modest and to be generous with the business more broadly.

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Faith @ Work 2014

Faith@Work Summit

Friday, October 24, 2014, 8 a.m.–
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8 p.m.

A renewed commitment to faith at work integration has emerged in the workplace and the church over the past decades. The literature on faith at work is booming, as are initiatives at seminaries, business schools, workplace ministries, and in traditional and new media. This appears to be the work of the Spirit, not of one person or organization in the lead.

So where are we now? And what still needs to be done? On October 24 and 25, 2014, a seminary, a technology school, a business school, and a foundation join forces to convene a summit to address these two over-arching questions.

The purpose of the summit is to gather active leaders and participants in the faith at work movement to assess the state of the movement (achievements, needs, obstacles, opportunities, and resources) and together to develop an agenda going forward for individuals in the workplace, churches, marketplace ministries, seminaries and Bible schools, and universities and business schools.

This is a working conference, not a celebrity or performance-oriented event. All speakers, leaders, and organizers are donating their time and effort. We welcome and encourage every voice in attendance to help shape our understanding and our sense of agenda going forward.

Please see the conference website for more information.