The students, faculty and staff members who participated in a sports evangelism mission trip to Ukraine in June have returned, but the trip itself lives on in The Ukraine Journal, an online trip diary about the mission trip to the cities of Kiev and Zhitomir.
American business leader Dennis Bakke offered up some provocative and possibly even controversial concepts during a stop at Belmont University on his seven-week national book tour Wednesday. Bakke – known on Wall Street as the billionaire founder of AES Corp., an energy industry company with a radically different management process, and known in evangelical circles as a philanthropist and Christian thought-leader on the top of financial stewardship – spoke to an audience of about 100 students, faculty, staff and community members and then signed copies of his new book, Joy at Work: A Revolutionary Approach to Fun on the Job. His appearance was arranged by the university’s Spiritual Development office and co-hosted by the College of Business Administration.
Dennis Bakke, author, entrepreneur, business management paradigm-breaker, and modest billionaire philanthropist, will be speaking at Belmont University on Wednesday afternoon. Bakke has just published a new book, Joy at Work: A Revolutionary Approach to Fun on the Job, which chronicles the revolutionary no-management approach that built AES Corp. into a global energy giant. A billionaire who gives most of his money away, Bakke is well-known as a Christian thought-leader in the area of financial stewardship. Bakke is on a book tour to support his new book, which you can read much more about at DennisBakke.com.
Belmont University’s School of Religion announces the launch of a new major, Religion and The Arts, designed to help students prepare to use their artistic talents in Christian ministry. The major is one of six new undergraduate majors being offered starting with the fall 2005 semester under the direction of the School of Religion’s new Dean, Dr. Darrell Gwaltney. The new slate of majors, replacing the single Bachelor of Arts in Religion that had been offered, offer students more choices and degree plans built to have a practical impact on the community of faith and the community at large, says Gwaltney. “The goal of the major is to give students who feel called to be involved in ministry the tools to express their artistic talents in ministry and service,” said Dr. Gwaltney.
Belmont University’s School of Religion is launching a new evening program for working adults who feel called to change careers and join the ministry. The School of Religion’s Bachelor of Arts in Ministry will be offered only via evening classes in conjunction with Belmont’s University College program, which provides college programs for working adults. “If you are called to the ministry, you are also called to prepare,” said Dr. Darrell Gwaltney, Dean of the School of Religion. “This new program is for adults who feel called into ministry later in life, so they can prepare to answer that call.”