Christian Business Conference

Thank you to all who helped make the 2020 Christian Business Conference a success as we went virtual! To help keep everyone as safe as possible we’ve kept 2021 virtual again in hopes that 2022 will be live and in person! 

In our commitment to step up in faith, and in celebration of the God who serves as our Rock, our Fortress, and our Foundation, Your Clear Next Step is thrilled to host our third annual conference for Christ-followers at work. This is a non-denominational, ecumenical, Bible-based session intended to encourage people of faith in the workplace.

 

About the Conference

With positive and encouraging messages of faith at work and an ending call to action, Your Clear Next Step seeks to bring Christ-followers an opportunity to gather together virtually in fellowship. We will celebrate God’s goodness and seek ways to serve Him more intentionally and share His abundant love with others more purposefully at work, with the hope of giving Him all the glory and drawing others to His saving grace. This year’s theme, “I have this hope”, is drawn from Hebrews 6:19 “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” It is a reminder that our hope in Christ is well-placed; that Christ will not fail us, and that God is with us, keeping us secure, even amid the storms of life.

The conference will run from 10-12:30 PM Central Time on the fourth Friday in June and includes learning, application, and opportunities for fellowship. We are excited that this has become an annual conference to help continue to strengthen and encourage fellow believers at work and to continue to shine God’s light in our day-to-day workplaces.

 

  • Where: Virtual – Zoom link will be shared when you register!
  • When: Friday, June 25th, 10:00-12:30PM CDT!
  • Cost: $10, includes lunch from Fresh Fit Meals in Urbandale!

 

We’re inviting everyone to invite at least one of your colleagues so that you can take back the words and messages you hear together and encourage each other to live them out day-to-day at work.

We’re collecting a free-will offering during the event, with proceeds going to Meals From the Heartland and Heal House of Iowa.

You’re welcome to support the event by registering to attend or making a donation. As with last year, we have a few options for sponsorship for this year’s event. If you’re interested in being a sponsor, please let us know! A great way to help is to spread the word! Invite your friends, family, and colleagues to the conference!

 

About this year’s theme

The 2021 theme for the conference is “I have this hope”.

Enjoy fellowship and focused sessions designed to help you live in hope, even in the midst of dark and stormy times. After this tumultuous year, Christ-followers have an opportunity to point others to God by demonstrating our faith in Him and His presence in our lives.

Since its inception, Your Clear Next Step has been founded on the basis of Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.  In all of your ways, acknowledge him and he will direct your paths.” Giving God all the glory in the good times, trusting him in the dark times, and seeking wisdom from his Word are ways we try to do that. It turns out that when any of us does that faithfully in our own lives and our own workplaces, others see us doing those things, they hear us talking about God and his steadfast love, and they see his Light shining in our lives, which can help draw them to learn more about him and encounter his saving Grace.

Each and every day – and so much more clearly after these tumultuous 14 months – we as followers of Christ need to faithfully point to Christ as the Way the Truth and the Life. Trusting in His unfailing, unwavering promise to be with us is a way for us as believers to let our own testimony, our own story, our own encounter with God offer a light in the dark that others may see and be drawn to Christ. This conference is a chance for us to share stories, exchange ideas, and be encouraged and inspired together with practical, tactical ways we can talk about our hope in our lives and our workplaces so that others can come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

 

Sponsorship

We are currently looking for sponsors for 2021! If you are interested in sponsoring the 2021 Christian Business Conference this June, please contact us for more details!

Register

Join us on Friday June 25th for I Have This Hope, the third annual Christian Business Conference. You can join from 10am-12:30pm CDT for only $10, and with lunch included from Fresh Fit Meals in Urbandale!

Donate

Thank you to everyone who donated to the causes supported by our 2020 Christian Business Conference. Proceeds from the 2021 event will go to Meals from the Heartland and Heal House of Iowa. We appreciate all of your support.

Get Involved

Thank you to all who spread the word to help make our 2020 conference such a success!

Help us spread the word!

Download the poster here and share it with your friends, family and colleagues.

 

Want your company information here? Become a sponsor!

Contact us today for more information.

 

Thank you to our lunch time sponsors Fresh Fit Meals. When you sign up, you’ll get to enjoy a Fresh Fit Meal for lunch! Check out their website learn about who they are and what yummy meals they offer!

 

Thank you to our table sponsor Copywriter+. Copywriter+ provides DIY or Hire-It-Out marketing solutions to small businesses and non-profits around the Des Moines metro to help build their presence and brand awareness locally.

DIY services vary:
-30 minute to 2 hour marketing consultation time blocks
– Weekly, bi-monthly, monthly, or quarterly meetings
-4 to 24 sessions depending on time blocks

 

Hire-It-Out services include:
-Website copy (new or updating)
-Blogging
-Emails and newsletters
-Social media content creation and management

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How does lunch work?

After you register, on June 21st, you’ll receive a lunch ticket that will be redeemable at Fresh Fit Meals anytime between June 23rd and June 27th. Just show your lunch ticket email on your phone at the counter to get one meal free, but we encourage you to pick up more while you’re in the store!

Some Your Clear Next Step favorites include Mama Tran’s Chicken Fried Rice, Asian Lettuce Wraps, and the Lemon Cheesecake.

When? Where? How Much?
  • Where: Virtual – Zoom link will be shared when you register
  • When:  Friday, June 25th, 10am-12:30pm CDT
  • Cost: $10, lunch included
How can I get involved?

The best way to get involved with this year’s conference is to join us on June 25th, and invite your friends. You can register now!

If you aren’t able to join us, but would still like to support the conference by making a donation, you can do so here.

If you aren’t able to join us, but would like to help in a different way, invite your friends and colleagues! You can download our poster soon!

What is the agenda?
  • 10: Registration and small networking groups
  • 10:15: Welcome and opening remarks
  • 10:30: Message 1 from Sinikka Waugh
  • 11:15: Networking and application
  • 11:30: Message 2 from John Ottley
  • 12:15: Closing Remarks
  • 12:20: Networking and application in large group
  • 12:30: Close
What can I expect when I'm there?

We’ll be recreating the conference experience to the greatest extent possible using the Zoom platform and a few hours, with opportunities to network, to hear from different speakers, to engage with other attendees, and to leave recharged by the fellowship of other believers and practical application of Biblical principles
Psalm 133:1 “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”

How did you come up with this idea?

A couple of years ago, we realized how refreshing it was to spend time with other Christ-Followers in the workplace, and we kept hearing examples of individuals who were afraid to speak about their faith at work, or who felt lonely in their faith at work.  The purpose of this event is to gather together as fellow believers, to encourage one another, to cheer each other on, to lift each other up, and to help each other as we live our lives in a way that points those around us to God’s amazing grace. This gathering together is designed for all of us, in every industry, company, and role.  If you are a Christ-Follower, if you work, then this is a chance for you to be refreshed and encouraged.

Can I attend without a co-worker or leader?

Of course, all are welcome!  We’d love to have you join, whether on your own, or with others from your workplace.  If you’re a leader of people, we encourage you to invite at least one of your team members – maybe your whole team if you can – as a chance to grow and learn and share this time together.

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Register

Thanks for making 2020 a success! Register for 2021’s I Have This Hope today!

Christian Business Conference

$10.00

With positive and encouraging messages of faith at work, sessions targeted for people-leaders as well as individual contributors, and an ending keynote that inspires a call to action, Your Clear Next Step seeks to bring Christ-followers an opportunity to gather together virtually in fellowship. We will celebrate God’s goodness and seek ways to serve Him more intentionally and share His abundant love with others more purposefully at work, with the hope of giving Him all the glory and drawing others to His saving grace.

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