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January 20–21, 2017

At Regent College

What does faith have to do with my 9 to 5 job? How does what happens on Sunday impact the other six days of the week? And how can pastors and church leaders equip their people to respond faithfully and thoughtfully to the complexities of today's workplace?

If these questions matter to you, we invite you to join us for "Doing Kingdom Work in the Secular Workplace". This year’s conference, co-sponsored by Regent College and the Institute for Marketplace Transformation, brings together practitioners, pastors, and leaders to help answer these tough questions: 

  • Does my work matter to God?
  • What does it mean to be a Christian in the secular workplace?
  • How can the church support me in my daily work?
  • What does the Bible say about how I do business?
  • How does my daily work help build the kingdom of God?

Join us at Regent College on January 20–21, 2017, to find out what it means to build the kingdom daily in the secular workplace.

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Keynote Speakers


Dr. R. Paul Stevens

Professor Emeritus, Marketplace Theology, Regent College, Chairman IMT

R. Paul Stevens is Chairman of the Institute for Marketplace Transformation and Professor Emeritus of Marketplace Theology at Regent College where he has served since 1985. He has a background in pastoral work, student counselling, and business, having worked in the construction industry before coming to Regent College. His passion is to empower the whole people of God for service in the church and world. To that end, he has authored several books on the integration of faith and work, and faith and life. His first book, Liberating the Laity, is still his favourite. Paul speaks in various marketplace, church, and educational contexts throughout the world.

Dr. Jeff Van Duzer

Provost, Seattle Pacific University, Author of Why Business Matters to God (And What Still Needs to Be Fixed)

After serving twelve years as Dean of the School of Business and Economics and Professor of Business Ethics and Business Law, Jeff Van Duzer was appointed as Provost of Seattle Pacific University in February 2013. As Provost, Jeff has responsibility for all aspects of the university that touch the student experience. This includes the academic programs, student life, residence life, career services, athletics, university ministries, student academic services, study abroad programs, and enrollment management and marketing.

Prior to his appointment to SPU, Jeff was a partner with the international law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine where he practiced for more than 20 years. He concentrated his practice in commercial finance and natural resources. During his tenure with the firm he served for nearly a decade on the firm’s Executive Committee and served as the Partner in Charge of the firm's largest office. Since coming to Seattle Pacific, Jeff has published a book exploring the theology of business, Why Business Matters to God (IVP Academic, 2010). He has also published a number of articles in academic and popular journals and is a frequent speaker on this and other topics.


Dr. Clive Lim

Leap International, Singapore

Clive Lim is an entrepreneur with twenty years’ experience, having successfully started three businesses. He was the founder and first president of TeleChoice International Ltd., and now serves on its board. He is also the managing director of Leap International, a family investment firm. Prior to being an entrepreneur, he worked as a senior manager at Fuji Xerox, then Motorola Electronic in Singapore. Clive has a Master of Business Administration from the Asian Institute of Management, is a Regent graduate in marketplace theology, and completed his DMin in Leadership and Business Ethics at Cordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He was the chairman and board member of the Biblical Graduate School of Theology in Singapore. His areas of marketplace interests are work, money and stewardship, entrepreneurship, and business leadership, with a focus on the Asian/Chinese context. He has lectured many times on integrity, bribery and corruption, and influence of Asian/Chinese cultures and values on entrepreneurship

Additional Speakers

Marilea Pattison-Perry

Executive Director, Public Service

Dr. Joseph Pai

Asia Chairman, Ogilvy and Mather, Taiwan

Dr. David Hataj

CEO, Edgerton Gear, Wisconsin

Dr. Matthias Hoehne

Project Manager, Vancouver

Millie Chan

Senior Asia Consultant, Borden, Ladner and Gervais


Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Friday Evening
7:00–9:30 pm

7:00 Coffee and registration
7:30 Presidents Welcome (Dr. Jeff Greenman)
7:40 “Work Today” (Dr. Clive Lim)
8:15 “Why Work Matters to God” (Dr. Jeff Van Duzer)
9:00 Panel Discussion 
9:30 Conclusion


8:30 am–
4:30 pm

8:30  Coffee and Refreshments
9:00  "Doing Kingdom Work" (Dr. Paul Stevens)
9:30  "What if I Can't Fix What Is Wrong" (Dr. Jeff Van Duzer)
10:15  Break
10:45  Interview (Marilea Pattison-Perry)
11:30  Q &A
12:00  Lunch
1:00  Case Study Discussion
1:30  "Re-imagining the Kingdom of God" (Dr. David Hataj) 
2:15  "Temptation and Testing in the Workplace" (Dr. Matthias Hoehne)
2:45  Break
3:15  "The Challenges and Opportunities of Work in the Asian Context" (Millie Chan)
3:45  Panel Discussion
4:15  "Working with Integrity in an Unsupportive Culture" (Stevens)
4:30  Conclusion

Costs and Registration:

Lunch is included in all prices except Friday Evening Only Tickets.

Full Conference Attendee (Early Bird) $99
Full Conference Attendee (After Jan 6) $129
Student Price (Early Bird) $39
Student Price (After Jan 6) $59
Friday Evening Only $40
Saturday Only (Lunch Included) $90

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