Asbury Project Explores Faith and Business

A student giving a presentation in front of a projector in an auditorium
The Asbury Project (Nov. 9-10) includes a business plan competition encouraging competitors to use business to drive positive social change.

WILMORE, Ky. — “Inspire, Innovate, Impact” — that’s the mission statement of The Asbury Project, a conference co-hosted by Asbury University that will explore how entrepreneurship can be used for evangelism (Nov. 9 and 10).

Co-hosted by Asbury University’s Howard Dayton School of Business and Asbury Theological Seminary’s Office of Faith, Work, and Economics, The Asbury Project is free and open to the community. (Register online by Nov. 3).

Including a business competition open to University and Semianry students, the free, two-day free conference unites students and business leaders in dialogue with national and local entrepreneurs, community leaders and pastors. Attendees of the conference will learn from speakers on how to use the business mechanism to initiate positive social change and how to turn everyday work into Kingdom work.

The business plan competition allows students to propose a business plan that solves a social problem, makes a profit, and inspires social progress. The competition awards a total of $10,000 in prizes for students to use to launch their winning businesses.

“This event was an incredible opportunity for me to gain experience in giving a formal presentation for an idea I was passionate about,” said Colton Cary ’17, one of last year’s competition winners. “On top of its being great practice for the future, it was also a great chance for me to connect with some business leaders in the central Kentucky area and make contacts that helped me in the job search after graduation.”

Guest speakers of the 2017 conference are Emily Moon, owner of By Grace Designs, Chuck Proudfit, an Executive Board Member of Self-Sustaining Enterprises and Lonnie Riley of Meridzo Center Ministries.

— by Cathryn Lien ’18

 

To learn more about Asbury’s Howard Dayton School of Business, visit: asbury.edu/Business

To learn more about The Asbury Project and to register, visit: asburyproject.org

Bookmark and Share