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Faith & Co: Serving Customers — Learning Cohort (Sept 30-Nov 18, VIRTUAL)

Thu 09.30.21 @ 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM CDT

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8 Meetings

8 Weeks

Join us in exploring how Christian faith can shape the way organizations engage with and serve their customers. We are leveraging Seattle Pacific University’s critically acclaimed Faith & Co. film series. Filmed across three states and two other continents, the films feature stories of companies wrestling with the challenges of implementing scriptural principles in their customer related practices.


Together we will consider what it means to—

  • provide truly good goods and services that foster human flourishing
  • select target markets with service and justice in mind
  • offer generous value-propositions that honor customers’ needs
  • develop deeply relational connections with customers that transcend transactional interactions
  • recognize the contribution of beauty and celebration to customer flourishing


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 that the evocative short films and discussions create a rich environment for participants’ learning and our growth as leaders.


Who is the Cohort for?

This cohort is intended for seasoned 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 graduate students who are seeking a clearer theological understanding of the purpose of business and its implications for relationships with employees.

Cohort Capacity

25 participants plus two leaders via Zoom

Meeting Schedule

Our cohort will meet virtually eight times, weekly, on Thursdays, 7:45 – 9:00 AM. Meetings will begin punctually and end on time.

September 30

October 7, 14, 21, 28

November 4, 11, 18

Cohort Leaders

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 on the board of Religion News Service and Religion News Foundation. He is married to Vanja and lives 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.




Thu 09.30.21
7:45 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
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