Marketplace Christian Conference

(formerly known as the Christian Business Conference)

Thank you to all who helped make the 2021 Christian Business Conference another successful virtual year! This year, 2022, the Marketplace Christian Conference (formerly known as Christian Business Conference) will be live and in person!

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ln 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 fourth 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 Marketplace Christian 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 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, “Act, Love, Walk”, is drawn from Micah 6:8 “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” It is our call to action to bring Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging into the workplace through our speech and actions.

The conference will run from 9:00AM-12:00PM Central Time on the June 17th 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: Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 200 S Howard St, Indianola, IA, 50125
  • When: Friday, June 17th, 9:00AM-12:00PM CDT!
  • Cost: $20, includes lunch from Funaro’s Deli

 

We’re encouraging 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 2022 theme for the conference is “Act, Love, Walk,” inspired by Micah 6:8 “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Enjoy fellowship and focused sessions designed to help you live this verse more fully and more visibly in your day-to-day life. Every day should be “bring God to work” day, and this conference is for marketplace Christians – that is Christ-followers who go to work each day with an opportunity to let their lives point to God’s redeeming grace.

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.

This annual conference is our chance to bring other Christ-followers together, from wherever you happen to work, to encourage one another, to exchange stories, and to be challenged to grow in how we can be faithful in our own lives and our own workplaces. When we do, 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.

Our theme verse this year isn’t positioned as a hint or a suggestion or a nice-to-have…it’s an expectation, a requirement.

  • To act justly. Let us be certain that justice, that doing what is right, is part of our daily habits. May our practices be fair and demonstrate love to those around us, regardless of how similar or different from ourselves they are.
  • To love mercy. Let us show kindness, show the Lord’s gracious love, especially to those who need help. May our heartstrings be tuned to the needs of those in particular who have been affected by human trafficking and may our love of mercy help bring this to an end.
  • To walk humbly. Walking is a daily act. Let us be willing and certain that every day we put one foot in front of the other, that we reflect with humility on the actions we’ve taken, that we consider with prayer the actions that God would have us take, and that we let His word guide our paths.

In our current environment, the conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion really point to conversations about love, love, and love. The organizations seeking our help in the fight against human trafficking are also asking us to show love while the topics are heavy and important, it is in prayerful surrender that we bring them to Him, for our Savior promises in Matthew 11:30 that His “yoke is easy” and His “burden is light”.

 

Sponsorship

We are currently looking for sponsors for 2022! If you are interested in sponsoring the 2022 Marketplace Christian Conference this June, please sponsorship levels here and contact us with any questions!

 

Event Sponsor: $50

Receive your name/logo on marketing and slides, and one ticket

Not-for-Profit Sponsor: $25

Receive your name/logo on marketing and slides, and one ticket

Register

Join us on Friday June 17th for Act, Love, Walk: A conference for marketplace Christians based on Micah 6:8, the fourth annual Marketplace Christian Conference (formerly known as the Christian Business Conference). Join us from 9am-12:00pm CDT for only $20, with lunch included from Funaro’s Deli in Indianola!

Donate

Thank you to everyone who donated to the causes supported by our 2021 Christian Business Conference. Proceeds from the 2022 Marketplace Christian Conference will go to Mosaic and Garden Gate Ranch. We appreciate all of your support!

Get Involved

Thank you to all who spread the word to help make our 2021 conference such a success! We need your help again this year! 

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.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How does lunch work?

You’ll receive a sack lunch from Funaro’s Deli in Indianola at the end of the conference on June 17th. You can stay and chat and eat your lunch, or you can take it to go as you reflect on the morning’s fellowship. 

When? Where? How Much?
  • Where: Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 200 S Howard St, Indianola, IA, 50125
  • When: Friday, June 17th, 9:00AM-12:00PM CDT!
  • Cost: $20, includes lunch from Funaro’s Deli
How can I get involved?

The best way to get involved with this year’s conference is to join us on June 17th, 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?
  • 8:45 – Registration and networking 
  • 9:00 – Welcome, opening remarks, Speaker #1 Act Justly [to be announced]
  • 10:00 – Speaker #2 Love Mercy [to be announced]
  • 11:00 – Speaker #3 Walk Humbly [to be announced]
  • 11:45 – Closing remarks and sack lunch from Funaro’s Deli
What can I expect when I'm there?

Enjoy fellowship and focused sessions designed to help you live this verse more fully and more visibly in your day-to-day life. Every day should be “bring God to work” day, and this conference is for marketplace Christians – that is Christ-followers who go to work each day with an opportunity to let their lives point to God’s redeeming grace.

 

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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Marketplace Christian Conference

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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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