PNW Faith + Work + Leadership Conference 2019
Theme: “She will be like a tree, firmly planted and yielding fruit.” – Psalm 1:3
KARA MARTIN, Keynote Speaker
Kara Martin s a Christian author, lecturer, speaker, and influencer from Sydney, Australia.
She has written two books on the integration of faith and work. The first provides a biblical foundation for work as well as practical wisdom for the individual worker. The second addresses topics such as the toxic workplace and corporate bullying as well as a robust section on how churches can do more to equip workplace Christians.
Both books were shortlisted for Australian Christian Book of the Year (Top 10):
- Workship: How to Use your Work to Worship God (Singapore: Graceworks, 2017)
- Workship 2: How to Flourish at Work (Singapore: Graceworks, 2018)
Kara is currently writing the third in the series: Workship 3: How to Shape Christians for the Workplace, addressing the issue of spiritual formation of Christians for the workplace.
Kara lectures in the business faculty at Alphacrucis College in Advanced Leadership and Faith and Vocation. She also lectures at Mary Andrews College on Finding your Purpose, Theology for Everyday Life, and Practical Discipleship and Mentoring.
She was previously Associate Dean of the Marketplace Institute at Ridley College in Melbourne, and worked with Robert Banks, Gordon Preece (theologyofwork.org) and Greg Clarke at the Macquarie Christian Studies Institute.
In October, 2018, Kara was honoured to speak at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston during their Missions Week, on Business as Mission.
Along with the upcoming conference in Seattle in October, 2019 this year Kara has been involved with workshops in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Wellington (NZ).
Kara consults with churches on building faith and work ministries, and advises theological colleges about integrating faith and work into their curriculum and activities.
Kara was awarded a Karam Forum Scholarship for her work influencing the Faith and Work movement, and has been an integral member of the Faith and Work Strategy Network headed by Lindsay McMillan of Reventure.
She was recently part of the team organising the strategic Mark Greene tour of Australia (Putting your Faith to Work), including a three-day faith and work research conference in Sydney (Transforming Vocation), the first such conference in Australia.
She is also a mentor to social entrepreneurs with Seed.
We are thrilled at the opportunity to have Kara share her vast wisdom and passion for the faith + work + leadership intersection with women of the greater Northwest.