One Thousand Days Transformed - The Campaign for Cedarville

by Ella Smith, Student Public Relations Writer

Business and faith are often seen as two separate entities that rarely intersect. But on September 13, Cedarville University's Robert W. Plaster School of Business hosted a watch party for the annual Faith Driven Entrepreneurs national event, which champions how faith and business not only coexist but how business is driven out of faith.   Kary Oberbrunner

Speakers include David Platt, senior pastor of the McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C., and Patrick Lencioni, author of the New York Times bestselling book, “The Five Disfunctions of a Team.” 

“They are giving a good example of how to be a truly successful entrepreneur and an on-fire Christian,” said Dr. Kary Oberbrunner, Berry Chair and assistant professor of entrepreneurship

This year’s conference will center around the theme of giving up control and intentionally walking as stewards as opposed to owners. 

“It helps us realize that we’re all salt and light and we can all have a mission field where we go,” said Oberbrunner. 

The conference is also conveniently timed to allow students to put what they’ve learned into practice through on-campus events like The Pitch, the Cedarville Entrepreneurship Org and the Hackathon event. The Faith Driven Entrepreneurship event is designed to show students how to live out their faith in their field and encourage them to start being entrepreneurs while they’re still in college. 

“Although we’re watching Faith Driven Entrepreneurs on Wednesday, we can be faith-driven entrepreneurs on Friday.” Said Oberbrunner. “We don’t have to wait until we’re graduates to get in the game.  

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 5,456 undergraduate, graduate, and dual enrolled high school students in more than 175 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is one of the largest private universities in Ohio, recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs such as the entrepreneurship minor. For more information about the University, visit

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