Attractions and Activities at the International Conference Add to the Excitement!
As you know, our Annual International Conference will be in Miami, Florida, this September 17-21, 2017. Here at FCCI, we are finalizing some key details to make this the most TRANSFORMATIONAL conference yet. Aside from the outstanding speakers that we have lined up, here are some other fun facts about Miami Beach, Florida, and life around the Ritz-Carlton South Beach to take advantage of in your free time:
- The Ritz-Carlton South Beach is a luxury ocean-front hotel situated right on Miami Beach on bustling Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive, an “urban oasis right on the ocean”- enjoy the pool or the beach right at your fingertips;
- The Ritz-Carlton South Beach is in the heart of the Miami Beach Art Deco District;
- There exists more than 12 art centers and shopping malls or districts steps or a short shuttle ride from the hotel;
- Tours available from the hotel include the Miami City Tour, Boat Tour, Everglades Tour, Key West Tour, Sawgrass Mall Shuttle, and Segway Tours to name a few;
- Visit the nearby Holocaust Memorial, Lowe Art Museum, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Museum of Science and Space Transit Planetarium or take in a performance by the New World Symphony or the Miami City Ballet; Visit the Frost Science Museum, go deep-sea fishing via Miami Deep Sea Fishing or explore the ocean’s beloved creatures on a Dolphin Odyssey at the Miami Seaquarium; Take a seaplane or helicopter tour.
Whatever your pleasure, whether you want to relax and unwind while at the conference or take in the sights and attractions, you are sure to be pleased. We will have a full list of tours and special attractions available at the conference so be sure to take advantage of all there is to offer while in South Beach! Of course, the conference will not disappoint and the speakers will be delightfully engaging and informative. For a schedule, visit the conference page on our website here.
Don’t miss out! Join us this September. Registration remains open and available here.
See you in Miami!
FCCI XPRESS Your Faith Training in Albuquerque!
FCCI is very excited to be partnering with XPRESS Your Faith for training! The first FCCI XPRESS Your Faith training will be taking place this summer in Albuquerque, New Mexico in July 21-22, 2017.
FCCI / XPRESS Your Faith is a method of effectively sharing your faith taught live by Randy Pope, lead teaching pastor of Perimeter Church in Atlanta, Georgia. You will learn the tools of sharing the Gospel with friends and family in a non-threatening and effective way. Participants find it easy to learn and apply to everyday situations.
Beginning in 2018, we would like to offer this FCCI XPRESS Your Faith Training all over the world!
Please click here for specifics on the training and to register for the Albuquerque session.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Seeking Authentic Relationships through the Marketplace?
Christians Business Leaders: Where are you in your walk? Are you seeking authentic relationships through your business? Are your values eternal in scope?
FCCI has a NEW FREE tool to assess the desires of the marketplace leader, YOU: Take the assessment here and on our website.
Use this assessment to benchmark, pace and energize your growth as a steward in your business life. If you value these ideas and measures, you will experience a wealth of online and live resources and relationships by allowing FCCI to join you on your journey. Independent surveys reported in the ACFI Worldview Project show that FCCI members earned the highest score of any surveyed group–98% for Biblical Belief Score and Biblical Behavior Score! You can read the complete the survey here.
We offer a vast array of equipping and encouraging content, conferences and processes focused on Spiritual Maturity, Servant Leadership, Business Excellence and enhanced Kingdom impact through our Kingdom Company model. Exercise your faith, grow your company and advance God’s Kingdom with us.
Join the movement called FCCI.
Once you take the assessment and receive the results, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss them.
The State of Christian Evangelism Today
“Christians are not excited enough about their faith in and relationship with Jesus Christ to share the basics of that faith with non-believers”, states new research from the American Culture and Faith Institute (ACFI).
According to this research, church attendance in America is down, the number of people that call themselves Christians is on the decline, small group participation has dropped by half in less than ten years, and the number of adults who pray has significantly decreased in recent years.
ACFI tells us that there is only one likely reason for these declines: Christians are simply not excited about their faith and relationship with Jesus Christ and therefore do not share their faith with others, especially the “non-believers”.
What an opportunity for the rise and strengthening of FCCI. Our passion and mission is to carry out The Great Commission. In Matthew 28, Jesus commands his disciples to “Go and make disciples of all nations…” We must dedicate ourselves fully to the fulfillment of the Great Commission, not out of a sense of legalistic duty, but out of love and gratitude for what Christ has done for us.
People everywhere are hungry to know Christ and to know the love that comes from knowing Him. Share the passion of FCCI by joining the movement of world changers. Become a member, register for the business leaders conference, lead a Business Leaders Group, and finally learn more about our FCCI XPress Your Faith initiative.
Go and make disciples of all nations! The future depends on it!
2017 Pre-Conference Study Tour
How can a Christian Entrepreneur Not Only Live by Ethical Values, but Also Use Their Company as a Strong Platform to Proclaim the Gospel?
Business leaders from around the world will tackle that question on the FCCI Pre-Conference Study Tour, September 12-16, 2017. This life-changing journey begins in San Francisco, California, continues on to Silicon Valley including Palo Alto, and culminates at the 38th Annual FCCI International Business Leaders Conference in Miami, Florida, September 17-21, 2017.
The trip involves visits to Kingdom Companies whose leaders strive for excellence and desire to use their businesses as a platform for the gospel, as well as fellowship and stimulating discussions with participants from around the world.
- Learning about influencial companies in Silicon Valley such as Google, Facebook, Cisco, Ebay, and Tesla;
- Visiting one of the leading high schools in the United States, Valley Christian School, which has lively connections to Stanford University and NASA;
- Hear author Skip Vaccarello speak about spiritual awakenings in Silicon Valley as he talks about his book, “Finding God in Silicon Valley- Spiritual Journeys in the High-Tech World”;
- Attend a worship service at Venture Church where many CEOs of Kingdom Companies are currently members.
Prayerfully consider joining like-minded business leaders on this can’t-miss Pre-Conference Study Tour. For all of the details and the Study Tour schedule, click here. Contact Traudel Knoblauch at T.Knoblauch@tempus.de with any questions.
Business Leaders Breakfast in Orlando, FL!
Business and Ministry Leaders Breakfast!
Please join Fellowship of Companies for Christ International and Ronald Blue & Company
Russ Crosson, President & CEO of Ronald Blue & Co., “What Makes a Leader Great”
April 11, 2017 from 7:30-9:30am
The Alfond Inn
300 E. New England Avenue
Winter Park, Florida 32789
*Complimentary valet parking will be available
I can’t make it
38th Annual Business Leadership Conference in Miami!
Business leaders from across the nation and around the world will gather in Florida this fall for the upcoming FCCI Annual Business Leadership Conference, September 17-21, 2017, at the Ritz-Carlton in Miami South Beach. It’s Transformational is the theme for this year’s conference, where attendees will learn how the principles by which they run their businesses can truly bring transformation to their communities and to society.
Keynote speakers for the 2017 conference include Dr. Tim Irwin, New York Times best-selling author and leadership psychologist; Josh McDowell, best-selling author, apologist and speaker; Dee Ann Turner, Vice President with Chick-fil-A; Russ Crosson, President and CEO of Ron Blue & Company, author and speaker; John D. Beckett, Chairman of R.W. Beckett Corp, author and speaker; and Terence Chatmon, President and CEO of FCCI.
Now is a great time to consider joining FCCI, as membership provides a large discount on conference registration. Registration is now open for the conference at http://fcci.org/conferences/, beginning at $895 for members (up to a 20 percent discount), which includes conference meals. The Ritz-Carlton is offering a special rate for conference attendees, with that information also available on the registration website.
For its members, FCCI even makes a few guarantees: Business leaders will see change in how they think about and do business within the next 4 years; New members will receive their resource kits within 72 hours, or they can receive 20% savings on the annual international conference; FCCI’s Xpress Your Faith Evangelism training will provide an effective evangelism engagement tool; and FCCI’s Group Leader training will prepare members for the mission of FCCI.
With thousands of members across the country and in more than 100 nations around the world, FCCI is able to provide significant training resources and support groups in many major markets. Recognizing the difficulty for business leaders to find peers within their circles who share their faith, FCCI takes the guess work and leg work out of the equation, matching them with other corporate influencers of like mind and forming safe spaces for them to share and grow together.
Not a member yet? Join here to make an impact in your business today! Register for the upcoming conference, It’s Transformational, in Miami, Florida, here.
Staffing Up to Serve!
These are exciting times for the largest marketplace ministry movement, FCCI.
At FCCI, Fellowship of Companies for Christ International, we want to reach the business leaders who truly believe they are leading their businesses for a higher purpose: for God’s Kingdom. We are in a position to reach our existing members now more than ever and reach thousands of prospective members! With our website, newsletter, blog, and new app (there’s an app for that!), and the upcoming International Conference in Miami Beach, Florida this September, we have an opportunity before us to continue to expand God’s kingdom one business leader at a time.
FCCI has some new faces as we settle into 2017. In February, we will be celebrating Elisa Nash, Executive Assistant, as she departs and readies to become a new mom.
We welcome three new staff members to the FCCI team: Kay Waters, Terri Kesler, and Jenni Armbrust.
A native Georgian, Kay graduated from the University of Georgia in 1990 with a Masters Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She most recently worked as the Communications Coordinator for a mid-sized church in Atlanta. She is currently married with two teen-aged daughters and lives in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Kay and her family are active members of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Kay will serve as admin assistant replacing Elisa Nash effective immediately.
Jenni Armbrust, is a highly adaptive and flexible adult learning expert who is able to link course information to relevant business issues. Since 1986, Jenni has worked with managers, executives, and teams to enhance their leadership capacity and team effectiveness. Her passionate approach to course concepts creates an interactive and relaxed learning environment where participants feel free to become engaged and involved learners. Jenni’s specific areas of expertise include leadership strategies and competencies, strategic thinking skills, team effectiveness, coaching processes, and emotional intelligence. “We now have the training leader needed to strengthen our Kingdom Leader / Kingdom Company Model across the country and around the world.” Jenni is married and lives in Alpharetta, Georgia. She and her husband, Steve, are active members in their church and are involved in several local and international ministries.
These are exciting times indeed. FCCI is poised to serve our members in new ways and to reach those that desire to join us. Take part in our expanding journey by spreading the good news of Christ in your marketplace!
Visit our website/Read our blog/Download our app/Receive the FCCI Newsletter
Does Your Business Have Eternal Value?
Can you lead a business with integrity and biblical principles successfully? Are you curious how other business owners and leaders use their strengths and assets in this business climate? You are not alone! Hundreds of business leaders ask themselves the same questions.
I invite you and your spouse to a very special event where like-minded Business Leaders, Owners and CEO’s who seek to glorify God while navigating today’s challenges and building businesses of excellence are in attendance.
All this takes place at FCCI’s 38th annual International Business Leaders Conference beginning Sunday, September 17th – Thursday, September 21st, 2017 in beautiful Miami Beach, FL at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach.
Our signature International Business Leaders Conference draws outstanding speakers and is paired with meaningful and valuable conference activities. This year, meet best-selling author Josh McDowell, Dee Ann Turner, Vice President, Chick-Fil-A, New York Times best-selling author Dr. Tim Irwin, and 22 other thought leaders. Join us and see why business leaders from America, Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe consider this their ‘can’t miss’ event of the year.
FCCI is recognized for our “pioneering efforts and dedication to the workplace movement.” For three decades and running, our passion is the pursuit of godly ways to use our platform in business to influence and impact people, our businesses, our communities and our world for transformation.
Who is the Fellowship of Companies for Christ International?
FCCI is a community of executive business leaders in one hundred plus countries who seek answers to life’s challenges and business issues. FCCI members find answers through a wide variety of powerful resources, business forums, e-learning tools, and global, regional and local events.
How do I register for the 38th International Business Leaders Conference?
Go to www.fcci.org/conferences for all the details!
I look forward to seeing you in Miami Beach!
In His Service,