These lunches serve the students of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College through thematic talks to equip them to understand basic principles of economics, business and entrepreneurship, the biblical and theological principles that ground and shape a theology of work, and how the intersection of faith, work, and economics relates to ministry in the church and through the church to the community.
The goal of these conferences is to engage issues of work and economics with the gospel, to help future leaders of the church integrate their faith with their perspective on economics in their worldview and ministry.
These retreats expose faculty to basic principles in a theology of work and economics, especially as they relate to ministry. The purpose is to raise the understanding and interest of the faculty in these issues, to encourage faculty to do research and writing within their discipline as it pertains to work and economics and related issues, and to equip faculty to teach students more effectively in these areas.
The purpose of this initiative is to help attendees to come to a better understanding, both theoretical and practical, of a theology of work and economics as they intersect with the ministry of the church in community, and to build a network of scholars and practitioners who are committed to a flourishing faith that leads to transformed individuals and communities.
These dinner presentations are designed to develop a productive relationship between business practitioners and theologians. The goal for business leaders is that they would be better equipped to glorify God in their marketplace labors as they bring their practices in line with a biblical theology of work and human flourishing.