Business as a Ministry -- Fact or Fiction
October 31, 2019
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Greer City Hall
As Jesus deployed His Disciples to share the Good News, He instructed them to take risks and yet be shrewd. Being shrewd today includes knowing how to legally share your faith in the workplace. In addition to providing relevant legal and legislative updates, the session will separate fact from fiction with issues including sharing the Gospel with employees, providing them with religious information and holding prayer meetings and Bible studies.
Bob Pruitt, Seior Counsel, Corporate Affairs Director, Alliance Defending Freedom. Prior to ADF, he operated a business and commercial law practice in Texas. Pruitt also served as President, General Counsel and Board member for CalTex, a national manufacturer in the automotive aftermarket sector. Before CalTex, he was Senior Counsel for Gulf States Toyota, Inc., an independent distributor of Toyota vehicles. Pruitt began his legal career as a civil litigator in Houston. Pruitt graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and earned a J.D. from South Texas College of Law - Houston, where he was a member of two national championship moot court teams.
Chris Patton, CEO of His Way At Work, a not-for-profit workplace ministry dedicated to inspiring and empowering Christian business owners to transform their workplaces with God’s love. Chris spent the previous 25 years working as part of the third generation of a 55-year-old family automotive business, a multi-dealership group operating in LaGrange, Georgia. For the majority of that time, Chris served as President / CEO, leading his family’s effort to operate this business from an eternal perspective. Passionate about sharing his experience in this effort, Chris has also reached countless business owners and leaders in the US and internationally through his blog, ChristianFaithAtWork.com. He has developed self-help resources, written books, and acted as a mentor to other business leaders. Chris and his wife Kim have three children in college and live in Spartanburg, SC.
Our Premier Partners: His Way At Work, Ron Blue Trust, and Jeff Lynch Appliances