Business/Social Enterprise as an Agent of Change

Apr. 30, 2015

Cost: Indivdual $35, Two or more $25. Includes lunch.

Register Online:

Who should Come:

  • Business and professional people and business students who wish something could be done to create a flourishing community, and who suspect that we must go beyond charity to achieve it.
  • Pastoral teams and non-profit executives and staff who want to see concrete examples of faith institutions
    addressing poverty through social enterprise, and the amazing outcomes that are happening.

What you'll get:

  • One of the most knowledgeable trainers on social entrepreneurship in the nation.
  • New workshops to help your institution appraise if this strategy is appropriate
  • Connections to churches and organizations who have planted social businesses
  • Legal considerations
  • Actual models and their nuts and bolts
  • Connections to others who care about business solutions to poverty
  • Innovative ideas for social entrepreneurship
  • Practical workshops that equip people of faith to bring their unique resources to the table
  • Examples of local churches and CBOs using business to solve social problems

Featuring Ivan Gonzalez,

nationally known social entrepreneur and trainer.

Ivan is a gifted social entrepreneur, committed for more than 25 years to equipping leaders who want to make a difference in their community. He has worked with start-ups and mid-size enterprises to successfully develop new economy, socially impactful businesses which focus on multiple bottom lines.

Ivan currently serves the Christian Community Development Association as their business coordinator, and directs strategic partnerships for the Stewarts Market, which helps catalyze social enterprises in the city of Chicago.

CCT Faith & Finance Facilitator Training

Mar. 20, 2015 to Mar. 21, 2015

Fresno Pacific University Seminary Campus
B.C. Lounge

Certify leaders in your church or ministry to

  1. Create a concrete financial education ministry plan tailored to your unique setting
  2. Walk with low income folks in practical, effective ways
  3. Address challenges facing financially vulnerable adults
  4. Apply the relational framework of poverty alleviation described in When Helping Hurts.

The Faith and Finances training was created by the Chalmers Center to provide church centered financial education for people in vulnerable communities. Training to be a facilitator includes brief online participation and a 2 day training session.

Fresno area residents will receive a significant discount.

To register, go to

Fresno Area churches eligible for discount code, first come, first serve. For details, contact Jeanette at or call 559-453-2367