Asbury Theological Seminary’s Office of Faith, Work and Economics co-hosts the Asbury Marketplace Summit on the Kentucky Campus, Nov. 8-9, 2018, with Asbury University’s Howard Dayton School of Business. The Asbury Marketplace Summit unites students, pastors, business and community leaders to use entrepreneurship to create social change.

“This conference is for you whether you’re a student participating in the business plan competition or you’re someone who would like to learn how to live out your faith in the marketplace,” Dr. Jay Moon, Professor of Church Planting and Evangelism, said.

As part of the Asbury Project, students at Asbury Seminary and Asbury University have the opportunity to enter the Student Business Plan Competition. Each plan must solve a problem, define the target audience, explain the unique business opportunity, and be a catalyst for social change.

Winners of the Business Plan Competition will be awarded funds to execute their idea. The competition awards a total of $10,000 in prizes–$3,000 for one grand prize winner, $2,000 for two first-place winners and $1,500 for two second-place winners. The students use their winnings to launch their businesses and are mentored by Asbury Seminary and Asbury University faculty and local business people.

Keynote speakers include

  • Pastor Christopher Brooks, Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, Detroit, Mich.
  • Pete Ochs, Founder & Chairman of Capital III, Wichita, Kan.
  • Charlie Self, Director of City Expansion for Made to Flourish, Highlands Ranch, Colo.

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