Business Leaders and Pastors

Partners in Leadership and Ministry--2013

In cooperation with Mennonite Economic Development Associates

Saturday, November 23, 2013 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Parkside Activities Center, Wellman, Iowa


As followers of Christ, both business leaders and pastors want to work for God's purposes in the world.  Yet despite this common desire, business leaders and pastors sometimes encounter barriers to pursuing a shared vision.  Join other Christian business leaders and pastors for a conversation at the Parkside Activities Center in Wellman on Saturday, November 23, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, sponsored by the Center for Faith and Business, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Mennonite Economic Development Associates, Mennonite Church USA, and Everence.  For more information contact [email protected]


A summary of the first three of these workshops, prepared by Jeremy Shue, reflects themes that have emerged as important for both pastors and business leaders.


Keynote speaker

David B. Miller joined the AMBS faculty in the fall of 2009 following twenty years of pastoral experience in Pennsylvania and Indiana. Prior to coming to AMBS he had also taught in the Pastoral Ministries Program at Hesston College and directed the Mennonite Board of Missions Voluntary Service Program.

The questions surrounding how pastors and business leaders communicate and together wrestle with the shape of faithful discipleship became more than a theoretical question when he married Mary Kathryn Schmid. Mary’s father was then president of Smith Dairy in Orrville, Ohio, business founded by her grandfather in 1909. David notes, “My worldview had been shaped by the experience of blue collar workers. I was the son and grandson of tool and die makers. Needless to say, Mary and I had much to learn from each other—and how to communicate when formed by such differing perspectives. Ours has been an ongoing conversation in which stereotypes have been challenged and categories re-arranged.”



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The schedule will be forthcoming.  Please check back for details.


For more information contact the Center for Faith and Business