2016 Annual Conference Workshop Presentations

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28

Our 2016 Annual Conference was filled with insights, first-hand witnesses of the life of Christ and examples of its theme: 'Come to Me, All You Who Labor'. Christianity is not just about another religious idea; it is the Gospel being brought to life in each of our lives. No matter what position we hold, we are equipped to influence our workplaces and share our experiences in way that are admirable and attractive. We learned more about living the life of faith, integrity and excellence, a life that will draw others to it.

Workshop presentations on:

  • Personal Mission: Fulfilling My Call and Vocation in the Workplace
  • Being a Difference-Maker: Equipping the Laborers
  • Commerce and Culture: Dealing with the Workplace Culture
  • Exercising Religious Freedom in the Workplace and Everyday Gatherings


2016 Christians in Commerce (CIC) Annual Conference Workshop - 'Personal Mission: Fulfilling My Call and Vocation in the Workplace': Presenters: Brian Cameron, John Sloan, Alyssa Valdez

Each of us is called to live out our own story. We live it out at home, at play, with friends and family, and in the workplace. Most of us spend the early years of our lives preparing and training for the lifelong activity of work. As Christians we understand that in our occupation, we are responsible for making a contribution to the kingdom of God, fulfilling a vocation, and embarking upon a holy calling as a servant of the living God. So, how can we best serve God with our labor?


2016 Christians in Commerce (CIC) Annual Conference Workshop - 'Being a Difference-Maker: Equipping the Laborers': Presenters: Lauro Braganza, Gary Brown, Ginny DeSanto

What impact would you like to make in your own life and the lives of your co-workers, friends, and peers? Learn about the practical tools that can help you make an impact in your workplace and the world around you. These tools and insights will help you be open to God and ready for the opportunities he presents to you at work, home, and in your neighborhood.


2016 Christians in Commerce (CIC) Annual Conference Workshop - 'Commerce and Culture: Dealing with the Workplace Culture': Presenters: Pat Hobert, Lucy Vasquez

Fifty percent of our waking hours are spent working, yet the workplace is where we, as baptized Christians, are most likely to leave our faith at the door, resulting in minimal influence over business decisions and working relationships. This is a gap God did not intend. Work often feels like pointless and fruitless toil. How can we change that? Jesus wishes us to triumph in the toil and challenges of work. Discover how we can do so in this workshop!


2016 Christians in Commerce (CIC) Annual Conference Workshop - 'Exercising Religious Freedom in the Workplace and Everyday Gatherings' Presenters: Eric Hall, Kevin Theriot

Religion in the American workplace is among the most contentious and difficult areas for employees and employers to navigate. What are we allowed and not allowed to say or do? In a country as large and diverse as the United States, and one that was founded on the principles of religious freedom, religions and spiritual practices abound. There are many religions and rules represented in the workplace. This workshop will focus on what we are allowed to do as a Christian in the workplace.