Business and the Kingdom 2020: Integrating faith and work

Person praying, compass recalibration and business meeting
Saturday 7th November 2020 9:30am to Sunday 8th November 2020 3:45pm
You can watch the two main talks or download the presentations below.

Pause: Recalibrate: Worship @ Work.

Our work takes the biggest share of our energy and time, while worship expresses our heart and soul. The bible has the same root word for both. If our work and worship aren’t aligned, we serve different masters and our lives become disintegrated. When aligned they bring purpose, energy and joy.

This year has been unexpected, frustrating and even destructive for many; it opens challenges for us all.

This conference is an opportunity to pause and reflect on what God is saying; to check we are on His course; and to ensure that our work and worship are aligned in values and purpose, so that we become fruitful in building His Kingdom in His world.

Featuring keynote talks from Joelle Warren and Ben Woollard, interactive workshops, discussion, support, prayer and networking.

Full programme

About the speakers

Joelle Warren is Executive Chair and Founding Partner of the executive search firm Warren Partners, and Her Majesty's Vice Lord-Lieutenant for Cheshire. Her business philosophy is based on Jesus' teaching in Matthew 7: treating others (whether candidates, clients, colleagues, supplies or the wider community) as she wants to be treated. She brings God into what she is doing, whether she is recruiting for the Church or a secular organisation.

Ben Woollard is a southerner who emigrated to Sheffield and lives on the edge of the peak district with his wife and daughter. He built and sold his award winning recruitment business before he hit 30. He's passionate about the church, in all its variety, being a driver for societal transformation. He is the CEO of the charity Together for Sheffield as well as a Director of FiveandCo, a consultancy that specialises in leadership development and building thriving teams. His assistance has been sought after at board level in 3rd and private sector organisations.


Workshops will include:

  • working at home
  • being responsible at work
  • faith in the worlds of law and finance
  • living with failure

and be led by Paul Chandler, Ann Cheung, Faye Ramsay Smith, Anna and Wills Crump, Elizabeth and Adam Wilson, Malcolm Forsyth, John Crossan and Nathan Dring, Peter and Ella Smith, Joëlle and Andrew Warren.

Full list of workshops.