The Workmatters Institute is a faith and leadership development program for early-career professionals interested in integrating their faith and work. Regardless of industry or sphere, embracing the whole story of God is the key to conquering the practical challenges of growing a career and growing leaders who have eternal impact on the world.
Through three months of weekly classroom training and a year of mentoring provided by an executive leader, the Workmatters Institute provides a unique discipleship and career development experience based on biblical principles. At the intersection of theology, leadership and community, it is 100% spiritual formation and 100% professional development.
Past participants have gone on to create design concepts that empower those who lack privilege, drive initiatives that support the local community, and lead startups built on workplace authenticity.
The Workmatters Institute brings clarity to the purpose of work, and the personal and professional development is mind-boggling. You can never approach your work the same.
Calling Is Intentional
Uncertain about his calling and where God wanted him to be, Nic Taylor spent most of his time as a senior art director at Walmart speeding from one task to the next. Nic took what he learned at the Workmatters Institute and began having “lunch on purpose” with individual coworkers. His intentionality around work and with those he leads helped him realize that God was at work around him all along. This has created lasting impact on his team and how he leads.
Leaders and Mentors
Workmatters Institute draws from a large network of experienced, high-caliber leaders, like Elise Mitchell, Donnie Smith, Shelley Simpson, and Sean Womack, to offer insight through the coursework and teaching and one-to-one mentoring and discipleship.
Three-time CEO, Leadership Strategist, Executive Coach, Author and Speaker
Former Fortune 500 Company CEO, Executive Coach and Speaker
Marketing Executive, Tech Entrepreneur, Innovator and Publisher
Fortune 500 Company Executive, Speaker, Leadership Expert
INVESTING IN THE FUTURE
The Workmatters Institute is supported by generous sponsors who recognize the eternal value of training up a new generation of leaders who drive cultural change across their organizations by honoring God in their work and in how they care for and lead others.
The 1st LT John Boyett Memorial Leadership Scholarship fund was created to honor the values and ideals of John Boyett to the glory of God. This merit-based scholarship goes to deserving professionals who desire in-depth leadership and career development from a faith-based perspective. Information to apply for this or other scholarships can be found on the WMI participants pages.
Launch Workmatters Institute in Your Community
We believe that God desires to redeem and renew all cultures, and that every work of renewal happens at a local level. For 16 years, Workmatters has seen global impact while cultivating deep roots in Northwest Arkansas. We deeply desire to make the Workmatters Institute experience available in other places, joining other influencers in cultivating and stewarding faith-and-work movements in their cities.
The vision for Workmatters Institute is to equip a generation for biblical leadership, confident that leaders who are connected to God’s purposes will transform the marketplace and strengthen the community fabric of their city.
For information on how you can launch a Workmatters Institute, contact Ben Kirksey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WMI opens your eyes to the influence you have, with personal examples of how your lifestyle can be a major part of your testimony in real and practical ways.