InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s MBA Ministry is delighted to have launched 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 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!
Christian MBA Alumni Network
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.
Virtual & In-Person Events
Join us for virtual and in-person experiences specially curated for you!
MBA Student Site
Visit our MBA student site: mbaministry.org
We have a robust line up of in-person and virtual events planned for 2021. Keep checking back as more events will be announced.
State of the Ministry - December 2, 2021
2021 has been an incredible and unexpected year for MBA Ministry. Join Mark Washington on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 7 pm CT via Zoom as he shares how the lives of MBA students and alumni have intersected in an unprecedented way. Click to register
We are excited to announce a great line up of speakers including Dr. Atasha Jordan, Dave Evans, Pete Shimer, and Cheryl Bachelder. Each Zoom meeting will be lively and include a 30-minute networking opportunity. MBA Alumni Ministry offers these webinars at no cost and encourages you to invite your friends and colleagues. Speaker Series meetings are NOT recorded to offer the speakers complete freedom to share openly so please save the date and make plans to attend. Register for our event with Cheryl Bachelder.
Serving vs. Leading - January 25, 7:00 pm CT
Cheryl Bachelder, former CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., created a culture based on the Popeyes Purpose: to inspire servant leaders to achieve superior results. Author of "Dare to Serve," Cheryl says: "When I speak with leaders, it is hard for them to grasp that servant leadership drives both great performance and great human satisfaction." Register Serving vs. Leading
SAVE THE DATE: Andy Crouch - April 12, 7:00 pm CT
Author, musician, journalist, public speaker are some of the titles held by Andy Crouch, Partner at Praxis Labs, leading practice in theology and culture, advancing redemptive entrepreneurship in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Andy is a dynamic thought leader that will join MBA Ministry for a LIVE Zoom on Thursday, April 12, 2022 at 7 PM CST. Speaker Series meetings are NOT recorded to offer the speakers complete freedom to share openly so please save the date and make plans to attend.
Believers in Business - February 25 & 26, 2022
The MBA Student Advisory Board has already begun to prepare for our annual Believers in Business conference. This year's theme is: "Our Strength in Christ's Surrender." Register for this in-person conference experience on February 25-26, 2022 in New York City at Redeemer Presbyterian Church.
2021 Events Completed
- GFM Evangelism Course, Jan-Feb 2021
- Leadership in Crisis with Steve Preston, Feb 2021
- Believers in Business Conference, Feb 2021
- Discover Joy in Work Book Club with Shundrawn Thomas, Mar 2021
- Redemptive Entrepreneurship Panel, May 2021
- Rare Leadership in the Work Place Book Study, Summer 2021
- Faith Driven Entrepreneur & Faith Driven Investor Conference Watch Parties, Sep 2021
- Faith Driven Entrepreneur & Faith Driven Investor Conference Networking After Parties, Sep 2021
- Speaker Series: The Emotionally Healther Leader with Dr. Atasha Jordan, MBA, Sep 2021
- Speaker Series: Designing Your Post Covid Work Life, Dave Evans, Oct 2021
- MBA Alumni In-Person Event: Chicago, IL, Oct 2021
- Virtual Book Study for "Designing Your New Work Life," Nov 2021
- SF Bay Area In-Person Kick Off Happy Hour, Nov 2021
- SF BAy Area Hike and Refreshments, Nov 2021
- Speaker Series: Leadership for the Long-Haul, Pete Shimer, Nov 2021
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.
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
National Administrator of MBA Ministry
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship