Christian MBA Alumni Network

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s MBA Ministry is delighted to launch the first Christian MBA Alumni Network in 2020. The vision of the Network is:

  1. To enable the flourishing of alumni
  2. 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:

  1. Designing Your Work Life in Light of COVID-19 with Dave Evans speaking and almost 100 participants.
  2. A follow up virtual book study for the Designing Your Life and Designing Your Work Life books by Dave Evans and Bill Burnett.
  3. Four industry focused events with panels and networking time: Tech, Finance, Entrepreneurship, and General Management/Consulting, with 140 participants.
  4. A Job Seeker’s Forum and Networking event featuring Torrey Foster, an executive with Korn Ferry (a talent search firm).
  5. In partnership with Faith Driven Investor and Faith Driven Entrepreneur, we provided free passes to their annual conferences.
  6. A Journey of Generosity (JOG) retreat which taught biblical principles of generosity in partnership with Generous Giving.
  7. 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.

2021 OPPORTUNITIES

We are excited about the robust line up of in-person and virtual events we have planned for 2021. Keep checking back as more events will be announced. 

Upcoming Events

Rare Leadership in the Workplace Book Club - July & August 2021
InterVarsity’s MBA Ministry is pleased to offer a virtual book study opportunity for Rare Leadership in the Workplace: 4 Uncommon Habits that improve Focus, Engagement, and Productivity by Marcus Warner and Jim Wilder. Offered at no cost. Current and incoming students are eligible for reimbursement for the book as well as a total of four meals at a cost of up to $12 per meal for group meetings. Register by July 19.

Rare Leadership in the Workplace Book Discussion - August 24
On Tuesday August 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm CT, Mark Washington will lead a discussion on the book, with special guests from KeHE Foods, the largest US B-Corp and an organization that has successfully implemented the book’s skills and frameworks into their workplace. Offered at no cost. Register

 

Faith Driven Entrepreneur / Investor Conferences - September 8 & 9

The annual Faith Driven Entrepreneur Live (FDE) and Faith Driven Investor Live (FDI) conferences are an excellent opportunity to hear from incredible faith leaders like Pastors: Tim Keller and Andy Stanley, Head of Google startups: Jewel Burks Solomon, Author: Andy Crouch, and NFL Star: Jaylon Smith, and many more. MBA Ministry is offering two opportunities to network around these conferences. Join MBA Ministry on September 8 and/or 9 for a Chicago In-Person Watch Party and/or a Virtual After Party!

Discount Code
Invite your pastor: Free registration for ministers and church staff with code: 2021PASTOR. 
In partnership with the Faith Driven Movements, MBA Ministry is pleased to offer discounts for the September 8 & 9 Faith Driven Conferences. Receive 50% off registration with the code 2021IVMBA50, and the first 25 MBA students can receive full scholarships with this code 2021IVMBA. Feel free to distribute to other incoming or current MBA’s.

Register for the Faith Driven Entrepreneur Conference - September 8
Register for Faith Driven Investor After Party - September 9

FDE/FDI Chicago In-Person Watch Party - September 8 & 9

Join with the broader Faith Driven Entrepreneur/Investor movement for each one-day virtual conference on September 8 & 9, 2021 at Park Community Church in Chicago. This year, you can meet with others at our In-Person Watch Party hosted by a partnership between Kevin Smith of Cru and Mark Washington of InterVarsity. Streaming begins at 10:30 am and continues through 4:00 pm. Three networking opportunities including morning bagels beginning at 9:30 am, during the complimentary lunch, and beginning at the commencement of each day's conference at 4:00 pm

How to register for our In-Person Watch Party at Park Community Church in Chicago: 
1. Register here and select the FDE-only / FDI-only / FDE + FDI Combo ticket type.
2. Fill in your information.
3. Under "Tell Us How You'll Join." select "With a Public Watch Party."
4. It's sorted alphabetically by country. Select "United States."
5. Select "Chicago Park Community Church" Watch Party in the dropdown menu.
In your cart at Checkout, fill in your billing information. Include an email address where Mark or Kevin can best contact you. Your inbox will have your order confirmation!

FDE/FDI Virtual After Party - September 8 & 9

Network with us on a Zoom After Party for 45 minutes with Mark Washington and Susan George of MBA Ministry following the Faith Driven Entrepreneur and Faith Driven Investor Conferences on September 8 & 9 at 4:30 pm CT.

Register for the Faith Driven Entrepreneur After Party - September 8
Register for Faith Driven Investor After Party - September 9

Christian Mental Health Discussion - September 14

Your mental health matters! Dr. Atasha Jordan, MBA is a Christian resident psychiatrist in Philadelphia, PA. She earned her AB in Neurobiology at Harvard University and completed the MD-MBA program at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jordan aims to highlight the important intersection of Faith and Mental Health, especially as it relates to Christianity. 

Join Dr. Jordan and Susan George, Associate Director of MBA Ministry virtually on September 14 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm CT for a lively discussion that includes a networking opportunity. Register

Emotionally Healthy Leader Book Club - September & October 2021
Following this event, we will offer a book club opportunity to delve into "The Emotionally Healthy Leader" by Peter Scazzero. More details to come.

In-Person Alumni Gatherings in Chicago +1 Other City TBA - Fall 2021
Details to follow.

Believers in Business - February 25 & 26, 2022
The MBA Student Advisory Board has already begun to prepare for our annual Believers in Business conference. Save the date for an in-person experience on February 25-26, 2022 in New York City.

2021 Events Completed

  1. GFM Evangelism Course, Jan 26-Feb 16
  2. Leadership in Crisis with Steve Preston, Feb 3
  3. Believers in Business Conference, Feb 26-27
  4. Redemptive Entrepreneurship Panel, May 25

CONNECT

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. 

LinkedIn Group
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

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.

In Christ,
Mark Washington
National Director of MBA Ministry

Susan George
Associate National Director of MBA Ministry

Simone Frederick
National Administrator of MBA Ministry

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship