With Kingdom impact in mind, how you view work and the people you work with couldn’t be more significant and being connected with other like-minded people can make a massive difference. Toward that end, one of the things we’re helping marketplace Christians do is to launch Workplace Fellowships as a way to spur on deeper connection between believers and more intentional faith. We believe that
- Work is intrinsically valuable to God
- Relationships are central not secondary
- Work is better in every way when God is involved
We hope you will join us at this year's Called Conference where you will hear engaging and inspiring keynpote speakers, get to know local panelists who have been where you are, and jump into applicable breakout sessions that will give you tools for your daily, work, and personal life. The Called Conference was created for women in the workplace to:
- Encourage women to see their work as valuable and holy
- Equip women to succeed as Christian leaders
- Connect women to resources and each other
CEO & Pastors Dinner
For the last five years ABBA has hosted a CEO & Pastor Dinner, an annual event designed to affirm business leaders and pastors and to encourage cooperation for the good of the city. Each year features keynote speakers from organizations like Chick-fil-a and Camp Gladiator who talk about their business journey and how they serve their communities. Ultimately, the goal of the dinner is to transform how pastors and business leaders partner to impact our community by affirming each other's gifts, fostering cross-sector discussion, and prompting action in cooperation. We help leaders in both the church and the marketplace bring forth their specific strengths, innovations, backgrounds, and capitals. Simply put, this event is designed to bring leaders from the church and business community together to work for the good of Austin.
Emergent Leader Initiative
When we speak with leaders and ask what impacted their leadership development, one answer rises to the top: personal investment from a high-level leader further down the road. We are inviting young leaders into a 10-month journey where they will receive both top-notch instruction on leadership skills and 1-on-1 coaching from some of Austin's best leaders. This leadership class will be somewhat unique in that we will be combingin both faith and business in a practical way. These young leaders will ultimately shape tomorrow's Austin, and we believe that when leaders get better, Austin wins. If you know of a young leader who might benefit from this program, or if you are interested in being a coach for young leaders, please contact us.