work with purpose and live on mission.
The Workmatters Institute is a transformational faith and leadership development experience for young professionals and senior leaders who want to integrate their faith and work. Participants will join other like-minded peers in exploring a rich theology of work, learning practical application from executive speakers, and developing a practical and actionable Faith and Leadership Action Plan.
For more than nineteen years Workmatters has equipped leaders to work with purpose and live on mission through this unique workplace discipleship and career development experience. It is insightful personal growth, deep spiritual growth, and effective leadership growth all in one.
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.
experience Lasting Impact.
The Workmatters Institute is not just another Bible study or leadership series. With a new vision for work based in God’s story of renewal and insight from executive speakers to make it practical and actionable, you will be equipped to make an impact for a lifetime.
While our participants come from a variety of industries and experience life-change in different ways, they have a few things in common: they care about their faith, care about purposeful work, and care about making an impact on people in their work.
“It was so good to be around other young professionals, like myself, encouraging one another and challenging one another in each of the areas of study.”
Independent Social Business Partner, Alovea
“So many of us tend to keep work and leadership separate from our faith, but the institute forces you to start with a foundation of faith and build into leadership principles which was great.”
Specialty Services Manager, ASBTDC
“The Institute helped show me how to work on developng myself first, so I could show up as a better leader for everyone else.”
Director, Harvest Group
A Proven Experience
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. The Faith and Leadership Action Plan is not simply a capstone project, but a living theme throughout the WMI experience and a process that you will apply over a lifetime. Past participants have created varied plans that include forming resource groups, addressing broken team communications channels and leading startups based on workplace authenticity.
The Workmatters Institute is an opportunity to learn a deeper understanding of faith and how that flows right into your professional pursuits – I definitely encourage people to join.
current Workmatters institute Experiences
Our current Workmatters Institute experiences are listed below. Both of our current Workmatters Institute experiences feature live facilitation and teaching from our expert Workmatters staff, executive speakers, and are experienced within the context of like-minded peer community. See below for time and cost details, and feel free to reach out to Darrel Harvey, Workmatters Institute Director, for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
faith & leadership action plan
: Facing Conflict
The Faith & Leadership Action Plan is a way for young leaders to get personal and specific about integrating their faith and work. For Patricia Rothmeyer, account manager at Field Agent, the Institute helped her see that her first step in bringing renewal to her organization started with her – to face the all-too-common tendency of downplaying or avoiding conflict. Check out her story and how God is impacting the team through her.
Executive Leaders on Call
Connect with world-class speakers and mentors.
Workmatters draws from executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders from every industry you can imagine, each with a unique faith story and calling to serve Christ in the marketplace. Take a look at some of our regular speakers below.
Board Member at Chick-Fil-A, US Foods; Former CEO of Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen
CEO of Foster Farms; Former CEO of Tyson Foods
President at J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
Cofounder & Chief Strategy Officer at Field Agent
Three-Time CEO, Leadership Strategist, Executive Coach, Author and Speaker
President of Arkansas Business Publishing Group
What Participants Are Saying
The Workmatters Institute is such a rewarding experience, not only to grow to your faith but also to grow in your workspace as well. Through the WMI, I learned how to be a better leader for myself and for my team.
VP Commercial Lending, First Security Bank
I believe that the theology and tools that Workmatters equips people with have the potential to reignite the passion in your job, find balance in your life, and enrich your working years to come. Workmatters has helped me find peace in my work.
Human Centered Design Lead, Tyson Foods
WMI helps resolve the tension for those that feel stuck between ambition and purpose and don’t know how to connect the two.
National Account Executive, Procter & Gamble
What excited me about the institute was the idea that it focused on leadership and excellence in the workplace as well as my core world view and values, teaching me how to balance my ambition and goal setting with working for the glory of God.
Talent Acquisistion Partner, AlertMedia
I now feel equipped with a solid foundation of how to be a faith-based leader and how to appropriately and effectively be an ambassador of Jesus in the workplace. I’m grateful for my newfound knowledge of the faith-and-work theology, for my new friends and peers who share this journey, and for the structured mentorship from a local business leader.
VP of Sales, SupplyPike