Through our Annual Conference, CFWLA aims to help transform participants to then transform culture through a day-long gathering that provides practical insights into the ways the gospel of Jesus Christ informs and provides hope for the work we engage with daily. This gathering is scheduled annually and organized by CFWLA. By reframing our vocations to see them as the primary way each of us expresses God’s glory and participates in fulfilling the Creation Mandate, we are provided with renewed vision and energy for our work.
This year’s conference will be April 6, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Tapestry LA Church (1521 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90015) and features:
Amy Sherman, author of Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good
Anne Bradley, author and editor of For the Least of These: A Biblical Answer to Poverty
Christopher Brooks, pastor and author of Urban Apologetics: Answering Challenges to Faith for Urban Believers
Eden Chen, co-founder and a managing partner at Fishermen Labs
Registration for the conference will open February 1, 2019.
Dr. Amy Sherman is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Faith in Communities at the Sagamore Institute. After receiving her Ph.D. in international economic development from the University of Virginia in the early 1990s, she has been one of the nation’s leading faith-based social enterprise scholar-practitioners in America. She has written numerous books including Kingdom Calling, one of the leading contributions to the field of vocational stewardship.
Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley is the Vice President of Economic Initiatives at the Institute, where she develops and commissions research toward a systematic biblical theology of economic freedom. She is a visiting professor at Georgetown University, and she also teaches at The Institute for World Politics and George Mason University. Additionally, she is a visiting scholar at the Bernard Center for Women, Politics, and Public Policy. Previously, she has taught at Charles University, Prague, and she has served as the Associate Director for the Program in Economics, Politics, and the Law at the James M. Buchanan Center at George Mason University. She is an editor of and contributing author to IFWE’s Counting the Cost: Christian Perspectives on Capitalism(Abilene Christian University Press, 2017), and For the Least of These: A Biblical Answer to Poverty (Zondervan, 2015). Dr. Bradley received her Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University in 2006, during which time she was a James M. Buchanan Scholar.
Chris Brooks is the senior pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also serves as campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Mich. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah and Sophia.
Eden Chen is a co-founder and a managing partner at Fishermen Labs, one of the fastest-growing digital creative agencies in the United States. Eden is also the founder of Common Foods, CE Foundation, and Chen Hu Holdings. Eden sits on the board of Pioneers, Biola University’s executive ed program, and SENE. Eden was selected as a part of Forbes’ 30 under 30, LA Business Journal’s 20 in their 20s, Emory Magazine’s 40 under 40, and was a TedX speaker.