ANKENY, Iowa—Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary hosted its Second Annual Business Leadership Summit for business owners and managers. Sixty attendees from 12 states gathered at the campus for the event Oct. 19.

The school designed the event to “motivate and encourage Christian business leaders in the service of their organizations and within their local churches.” Dr. Jim Tillotson, the school’s president, opened the event by challenging the attendees to maintain a proper work-family balance. From there, the group broke into breakout sessions.

Six highly accomplished Christian business leaders from across the country led the breakout sessions throughout the day. Each session emphasized Biblical leadership in the home, church, community, and workplace. Topics included functioning in a non-Christian company, hiring the right people, defining core values and Biblical stewardship, and conducting business by the Bible and the law.

Lunchtime offered attendees ample opportunities to network and fellowship, allowing them to share with one another their challenges and experiences.

After lunch, Sam Dawson opened the afternoon’s general session with a strong message about the importance of the local church. Dawson is the owner of Jackson Dawson, a creative marketing agency in Detroit, and is professor of theology at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary.

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary calls the Business Leadership Summit a one-of-a-kind event for motivation, inspiration, and encouragement.