Friday- Sept. 16th
M3 | Marketplace
Destroy the sacred and secular divide.
FEATURED INDUSTRY EXPERTS
What is M3?
Marketplace Ministry Movement
M3 Ft-Worth is a live half-day event where business and church leaders gather around advancing marketplace ministry. This event's theme is the Efficacy and Application of Marketplace Ministry in Remote Work Environments and Advancing Employee Wellbeing.
Attendees will hear from keynote speakers who have successfully implemented marketplace ministry and kingdom principles in their businesses, cultivate relationships with peers pursuing eternal outcomes in their work, connect with ministry and wellbeing providers, and be inspired to use marketplace ministry in their professional spheres.
Continue reading to see this year's speaker line-up.
Dr. Brent Fessler
Talk: I'll Care if You Do: How to Integrate Ministry & Care into Your Culture
Brent left a career as a senior research engineer in 2008 and became a university president in Texas. There he developed a passion for research and practice in adult character formation and corporate culture development. His mission is to bring organizations and people to understand and become their identity--to flourish.
Executive Director Expansion
Talk: Employee Belonging: Mental Health & Workplace Chaplaincy
After graduating from Baylor University, Renee spent 20 years in banking and insurance as a vice president. She now oversees expansion for Marketplace Chaplains in North Texas, one of the fastest-growing metroplexes in the world.
Biblical Leadership for Excellence
Talk: Leaving a Legacy in Your Work
While leading in commercial real estate for 30 years at Grubb & Ellis and Cavender & Hill, Joe co-founded Biblical Leadership for Excellence, a workplace ministry and discipleship nonprofit. BLE's team of volunteers lead Bible studies for professionals in their workplace all over the world, helping them connect with God's greater purpose in their work. Joe's latest book is Experiencing God in Your Work.
Dr. Brad Hobbs
Talk: Building a Company Stronger than Kryptonite
Dr. Hobbs specializes in organizational change, leader development, and employee flourishing through his firm, Luminary Global. Dr. Hobbs is sought out by large nonprofits and churches desiring to transform their culture for a new season, scale to new markets, and systemize core processes.
Talk: Connected: The Surprising Link Between Jesus' New Command and Greater Mental Health
Previously a lawyer (for a week), Steve is on a mission to end emotional isolation with the Mental Health Minute. As a technology entrepreneur, he left Canada to be a part of the downtown San Antonio tech ecosystem, where he met WeTree cofounder, Lorenzo Gomez. Steve is a prolific writer and has authored hundreds of book summaries, which he hosts on his platform, readitfor.me. His WeTree application is rapidly expanding into large businesses and universities across the U.S.
VP, Expanded Services
Talk: Bringing Order to the Chaos: Employee Wellbeing in a Remote Workforce
After 20 years in business operations and HR management, Chris joined Corporate Chaplains of America. He serves as Director of Field Development, bringing the ministry of chaplaincy to businesses throughout Texas.
Friday, Sept. 16th
Breakfast and Networking
Invocation and Welcome
Keynote: Gary Osborn
Speaker: Steve Cunningham
Speaker: Chris Champion
Speaker: Joe Carroll
Panel Discussion: Removing Barriers
Next Steps Takeaway
Speaker: Renee Getz
Speaker: Dr. Brad Hobbs
Speaker: Dr. Brent Fessler
First Baptist Church Burleson
317 West Ellison Street
Burleson, TX 76028
Our host venue, First Baptist Burleson, is located just a few minutes south of Fort Worth in historic downtown Burleson.
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