I am excited to announce that on January 25, 2013, The Summit will be hosting Dr. Brian Fikkert, author of the bestseller When Helping Hurts and expert on microfinance and social business. He will be speaking from 7:00–8:30 PM. Many of you have read Dr. Fikkert’s book, so you don’t need me to tell you that he’s the real deal. For the rest of you, though, here’s a brief snapshot:
Dr. Fikkert is a Professor of Economics and Community Development, the founder and Executive Director of The Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from Yale, specializing in international economics. He has been a consultant to the World Bank and has authored numerous articles in both academic and popular journals.
He will be sharing about recent developments in microfinance and social business, particularly his work in West Africa through his ASSET program. As I have mentioned before, I believe that the next wave of missions will come on the wings of business. This will be a beautiful discussion in that direction, showing the interplay between Christian faith and business.
Mark it down on your calendars, come and join us, and bring your friends!