Reconnecting Faith and the Workplace
Feedback from the conference, 14th October 2013
The relationship between faith, spirituality, the role of business in society and the workplace is a pertinent issue in an increasingly fast-paced and challenging economy.
This conference, at St. Peter's in Derby, offered an opportunity to explore the deeper theological issues, and to reflect on ways of connecting faith and business with integrity and creativity.
The day was open to all – Christians working in a secular workplace, Chaplains, employers, employees, and church leaders and members interested in developing stronger links with the local business community.
Feedback from Delegates
Thank you too for a great and inspirational day. It has really inspired my church and its projects to think more entrepreneurially about the way we can mix church and business models. May God bless us as we seek to work together in God's creation,
Rev Dr Simon Cartwright, Community Minister and Schools Chaplain
Just to say thanks and well done to you and the team for yesterday. Owing to work commitments I got there late and left early, but it would have been worth it just to listen to Ken. It was so affirming, and so in line with my thinking regarding faith and the workplace. The overall organisation and welcome were also extremely good.
Ian Price, Police Chaplain
Thanks for your invite to the seminar yesterday. I thought Kenneth Barnes provided some real insight into how the church could provide real moral direction to business leaders. His speech bought to mind a message that always stuck in my head from one of Peter Druckers books, he has long since been regarded as the father of modern management and is well worth a read. "Business exists to bring together ordinary people to do extraordinary things." It struck me that you were already doing this.
Nigel Sutherland, City Centre retailer
I hear it was a great day from my colleagues at RR Hucknall.
Nigel Selby, Rolls Royce Chaplain in Derby who could not attend due to illness
I found the exploration of the theology of work a concept I had not explored before and very helpful as we consider the training of any future volunteers.
Johanna Partridge, Buxton Town Centre Chaplaincy