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John Terrill and Jean Collins
Faith & Co. is back! After a semester hiatus, we are pleased to offer a new learning cohort based on this award-winning film series. Season Four, Serving the World, explores how business can solve global social and environmental problems.
The need to balance financial viability and social impact can be challenging. The eight short films in this series show how faith can shape and inspire companies on four continents to make a lasting difference. The businesses featured seek to creatively serve their local communities while stewarding God’s creation.
Together, we will consider what it means to—
- See business as an enterprise that can be stewarded with social and environmental concerns in mind.
- Explore how faith informs our assumptions about business and the impact it has on the world.
- Contemplate how Christian theology can be applied in our own work contexts and companies.
The Faith & Co. films are produced by the Center for Faithful Business at Seattle Pacific University (SPU). Our cohort’s purpose is to develop a theological framework for exploring the implications of business as a calling to serve God and our neighbors (the common good). We have found in our three previous Faith & Co. cohorts that the evocative short films and discussions create a rich environment for learning and growth.
Who is the Cohort for?
This cohort is intended for business and organizational leaders working in a wide variety of industries, as well as those who serve marketplace leaders (e.g., pastors, chaplains, educators, etc.). This cohort is also designed for business, organizational leadership, and divinity students who are seeking a clearer theological understanding of the purpose of business and its potential for serving the world.
25 participants plus two leaders via Zoom
Our cohort will meet virtually eight times, weekly, on Thursdays, 7:45 – 9:00 AM. Meetings will begin punctually and end on time.
September 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10
John Terrill, Ph.D., serves as Executive Director of the Stephen & Laurel Brown Foundation. John is a leader in the faith at work movement and has previously worked as the Director for the Center for Integrity in Business (now Center for Faithful Business) at Seattle Pacific University, as the National Director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Professional-Schools Ministries, and as a consultant with an international management consulting firm. John serves as board chair of Religion News Service and Religion News Foundation. He is married to Vanja, and they live in Middleton, Wisconsin with their daughter, Elena.
Jean Collins currently serves as Director of Administration for the Stephen & Laurel Brown Foundation. After working many years as a Business Administrator of an engineering, architecture, and land surveying firm, she moved to High Point Church, where she served for 10 years keeping tabs on the business aspects of the ministry. Jean lives in Madison and enjoys time with her husband and adult children, traveling, camping, and hiking.