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Social Entrepreneurship & Ministry LAB

  • Braking Cycles 3354 Southeast Powell Boulevard Portland, OR, 97202 United States (map)
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Sustainability in ministry is challenging. Church planters and ministry leaders live at the point of the spear when it comes to vulnerability knowing that funding has a short 3-5 year window. How do church leaders sustain themselves long term? More than creating self-sustaining churches, how do we help leaders to become self-sustaining?

One of the ways is to launch a new business or non-profit. This goes beyond a way to earn a living, but as a vehicle to also do good, effect change and seek the blessing and benefit of our communities. In this LAB we will explore the intersection of social entrepreneurship and ministry.


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  • Rhona Mahl | Executive Director, Transitional Youth 
  • Beth Sethi | MBA & Professor, Multnomah University
  • Sean Benesh | Intrepid / The Table Network


  • 6:00 - 6:30 PM    Mingle / Coffee available through Braking Cycles (cash or credit)
  • 6:30 - 6:45 PM    Introductions
  • 6:45 - 7:00 PM    Beth - framework for social entrepreneurship
  • 7:00 - 7:15 PM    Rhona - social entrepreneurship at work / Braking Cycles
  • 7:15 - 7:30 PM    Sean - social entrepreneurship and ministry
  • 7:30 - 7:45 PM    Q&A
  • 7:45 - 8:00 PM    Sponsors