September 15, 2022

The 2022 Business Leadership Summit drew record attendance as around 100 business leaders from 17 states and two countries convened on the campus of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary for two days of conferences on September 8 and 9, 2022.

The theme of “Walk Worthy…Sell, Sell, Sell,” was emphasized by keynote speakers in general sessions and breakout discussions. Some of the topics included:

  • The greatest product to represent: the gospel
  • Building a Biblically based sales culture
  • Developing successful sales plans
  • Finding good people to trust with your brand
  • Getting meaningful, free promotion
  • Operating in the gray of government regulations
  • Influencing without manipulating
  • Developing brand loyalty
  • Finding new opportunities in different markets
  • Managing growth

The summit began on Thursday afternoon with a time of refreshments and fellowship prior to the opening banquet on Thursday evening. Dr. Jim Tillotson was the keynote speaker during the first general session, encouraging business leaders to not forget the most important product they represent (the gospel).

The next morning began with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by the second general session, which was led by business coach Dan Whitfield. Whitfield, who recently lost his father, challenged the group to be motivated by the right things in business and life, weaving in emotional and powerful illustrations about the impact his father made in his life.

Breakout sessions concluded the morning hours before the group convened for a buffet-style lunch. Michael Blackstone and Roland Thompson led the third general session Friday afternoon, discussing their experiences (both successes and failures) about building a Biblically-based sales culture. Two more breakout sessions concluded the afternoon.

The Business Leadership Summit is designed for Christian leaders who own a business or manage five employees or more. It is meant to encourage and inspire those who are striving to succeed in both the corporate world and in their local churches and area ministries. It emphasizes the practice of Biblical principles in business.

Next year’s summit is tentatively scheduled for October 19 and 20, 2023.