InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s MBA Ministry is delighted to launch the first Christian MBA Alumni Network in 2020. The vision of the Network is:
- To enable the flourishing of alumni
- To encourage alumni to help their companies, communities, and local campuses flourish
This vision is partly based on Jeremiah 29:7 – “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”
Our Inaugural Year
Since our inception in 2020, we have already seen great spiritual and professional growth, including new jobs and co-founders secured. In response to the pandemic and a large-scale survey, our initial launch was virtual and included seven events:
- Designing Your Work Life in Light of COVID-19 with Dave Evans speaking and almost 100 participants.
- A follow up virtual book study for the Designing Your Life and Designing Your Work Life books by Dave Evans and Bill Burnett.
- Four industry focused events with panels and networking time: Tech, Finance, Entrepreneurship, and General Management/Consulting, with 140 participants.
- A Job Seeker’s Forum and Networking event featuring Torrey Foster, an executive with Korn Ferry (a talent search firm).
- In partnership with Faith Driven Investor and Faith Driven Entrepreneur, we provided free passes to their annual conferences.
- A Journey of Generosity (JOG) retreat which taught biblical principles of generosity in partnership with Generous Giving.
- A State of the Ministry event recapping all the wonderful fruit that God bore in 2020 in spite of the tragedies in the global pandemic, economic disruptions, and racial justice.
We are excited about the virtual events we have planned for the winter of 2021. More events will be announced for the spring and summer. Additionally, we anticipate launching a few in-person networks in select cities the fall of 2021, with more to follow in future years.
- June Alumni Event, TBD
- Fall 2021: In-Person Alumni Gathering in Chicago +1 other city, TBD
2021 Events Completed
- GFM Evangelism Course, Jan 26-Feb 16
- Leadership in Crisis with Steve Preston, Feb 3
- Believers in Business Conference, Feb 26-27
Stay connected! Join our Christian MBA Alumni Network email list to learn about future events, opportunities, and resources. To date, more than 2,000 alumni are on the list.
We invite you to join our Christian MBA LinkedIn Group. Note: Type "Accept" when you receive the group guidelines to finalize acceptance into the group.
Our Christian MBA Alumni Network, our Christian MBA LinkedIn Group, and our events are open (many are free) to any believer who has earned an MBA, whether or not participation in an InterVarsity event occurred. Feel free to invite your friends and colleagues to join!
MBA Student Site
Visit our MBA student site: mbaministry.org
OUR PRAYERS FOR YOU
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." ~ Jeremiah 29:11-13
We look forward to connecting with you! Please feel free to contact us.
National Director of MBA Ministry
Associate National Director of MBA Ministry
National Administrator of MBA Ministry
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship