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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to the questions we get asked the most about the Workmatters Institute experience. If there are any additional questions not answered below, please feel free to reach out to Darrel Harvey, Workmatters Institute Director, for more information (dharvey@workmatters.org).

How long is the class?

The 2022 12-month experience will consist of three-months of weekly meetings (January – March), followed by nine months of monthly mentoring sessions (April – December).

How much time should I dedicate to learning each week?

You can anticipate dedicating three hours each week to the class: two hours of instruction and one our of class-related work.

Where will the class meet?

The cohort will meet in-person every week alternating between Little Rock, Ark. and Rogers, Ark. Participants are encouraged to meet face-to-face when the coordinating session is in their region, while those out of the area will have the opportunity to join the class via Zoom. 

Little Rock Location
Mountaire Corporation, 1901 Napa Valley Dr, Little Rock, AR 72212.

Rogers Location
The Harvest Group, 5100 W JB Hunt Dr #720, Rogers, AR 72758.

How much does the class cost?

The 12-month experience is $1,000.
(Limited assistance available).

How can I have my class refunded or sponsored?

We offer the opportunity for participants to have their company, company owner, or direct supervisor sponsor their institute costs. Please email Darrel Harvey at dharvey@workmatters.org for more details on the sponsorship process.

Will I have to buy any books or supplies?

No. We will provide a participant guide designed specifically for your class. It will be printed and delivered to you prior to the beginning of class beginning.

What type of content is taught?

1. Theology of Work. You’ll learn how work fits in the full story of God: the four-chapter Gospel of Creation, Fall, Redemption and Renewal. Through readings, exercises, teaching and facilitated discussion, you will develop a working theological framework and begin to get clarity on how you can participate in God’s story of renewal.

2. Executive Speaker Series. Focused on practical application, you will learn from Executive Speakers on the Workmatters Seven Pillars of Faith and Work: love, calling, balance, integrity, excellence, serving, influence. Through weekly devotionals, executive speaker talks and discussion, you’ll learn how to practically apply your faith and become a more effective leader.

3. Faith and Leadership Action Plan. Driving toward action, you’ll put the theological framework and practical application to work by creating a plan that 1) identifies an area of brokenness in your work, 2) articulates a vision for renewal, 3) determines specific next actions needed to close that gap, and 4) commits to habits and practices that will support these actions.

For a more week-by-week detailed syllabus, click here.

What is the ideal Institute candidate?

The ideal candidate is humble and hungry. We are looking for participants who are willing to wrestle with new ideas and apply new ways of approaching work, and participants who have a deep desire to grow professionally and spiritually.

Where should I be in my faith journey before applying?

Each class has participants from a wide range of Christian traditions on a variety of points on their spiritual journey. What they have in common is an openness to live and lead like Jesus.

What are the monthly mentor groups like?

Mentor sessions are typically groups of three to four participants paired with one executive leader. They all work together to chart their course over the next nine months, covering topics relevant to faith and work and the needs of the group. The groups are discussion oriented and designed to facilitate the application of what they learned in class and how to daily live out the 7 Pillars of Faith & Work.

How can I recommend the institute to someone?

  • Start with a conversation. “How are you intentionally investing in your growth and a leader?”
  • Share your endorsement of their potential and the Workmatters Institute.
  • Encourage them to investigate the program on our website and to follow us on social.
  • Follow up with the individual.
  • Introduce them to Darrel Harvey, the Workmatters Institute Director.
  • Follow up again.

I'm a business owner, can I refer my employees?

Absolutely! Please reach out to either President and CEO, David Roth or Darrel Harvey to talk about how the Workmatters Institute can help your employees live our their faith at work and make an impact on your business through your employees.

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