LIFEWORK OFFERS PROGRAMS UNLIKE ANY OTHER

If you’re a leader who is serious about connecting your talents and passion with advancing God’s Kingdom — you’re in the right place. We believe in integrating the Bible into every arena of life. Our approach connects ancient teaching with modern day business application. You’ll learn from the Bible, from some of the world’s most renowned business leaders, and from like-minded peers.

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NO TIME WASTED
Time is money. Lifework will not squander it. We will leverage every minute to help you set a new course for greater impact.
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Grow your Influence
You’ll gain deep insights from leaders you would want to work for – successful influencers who share your passion and have walked the talk.
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CATALYZE CONNECTIONS
It’s tough to find Christians in the marketplace. They’re either silenced by culture or they struggle to find effective ways to integrate faith at work. You’ll make these connections at Lifework.
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“Are you looking for new growth and energy, purpose in life, solid principles and advice that create positive change, incredible speakers with real-life success stories, new friends who share your values…? Join this amazing journey now: it certainly changed my approach to life and put my calling into a new perspective.”

 

Ronel Bezuidenhout, CEO, The Capital Hotel School

HISTORY

Senator William Armstrong

Lifework began in 1992 when William Armstrong (1937-2016), a Colorado media executive turned United States Senator, convened a meeting of marketplace leaders to cast a vision of cultural transformation through Christ-centered leadership in the workplace. Since its inception, Lifework is fulfilling Armstrong’s original call for business men and women to exercise their talents and influence to expand Kingdom impact and lead cultural change. Lifework alumni around the globe are walking in deeper relationships with God and are maximizing their time for eternity.

Many organizations focus on transforming lives, others focus on changing society. Lifework connects the two, breathing new life into marketplace leaders – equipping and inspiring them to live more intentional, Kingdom-centered lives and enabling them to become a greater force for God during every waking moment.

In 2018 Lifework was placed on the City Changers Movement platform to accelerate growth. We believe God has called us to contribute in cities around the world. City Changers is now our parent organization.

MEET THE TEAM

Lifework relies on a lean corporate team, local city leaders, and numerous volunteers. Lifework is governed by City Changers and guided by our Board of Advisors.

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Anton Venter

Currently Anton is serving as the Chief Strategy Officer for The City Changers Movement and Doxa Deo, a global church that originated in South Africa. He facilitates the global strategic development and alignment for City Changers in Europe, USA, Africa and Australasia. After living their whole lives in Pretoria (South Africa) Anton along with his wife Bernise and their three teenage children, Annise, Berton and Dané, relocated to Florida (USA) in 2016. This positioned Anton for the global role that he has today. Anton recently took responsibility to lead Lifework into its next season of global expansion.

City Leaders

Ruan Minnaar

Lifework Pretoria

Tammie McClafferty

Lifework First Coast/Jacksonville

Christine Auker

Lifework South Florida

Alan Schutz

Lifework Orlando

Duncan Theron

Lifework Cape Town

Steve Singletary

Lifework Birmingham

David Hodge

Lifework Atlanta

Board of Advisors

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Stephan Tchividjian

President & Co-Founder

Stephan Tchividjian serves as Founder and President of the Board of the National Christian Foundation of South Florida, and the Co-Executive Director of Lifework Leadership of South Florida. He has more than 25 years of experience serving on a variety of boards of directors and leadership teams for both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Stephan has lived in South Florida since 1979 where he and his wife, Lisa, have raised their five children. Stephan earned his B.A. Degree in Finance from Florida Atlantic University and was ordained in 1994. The eldest grandson of Billy Graham, Stephan proudly carries on his family’s tradition of ministry.

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Steven French

Currently Steve is serving the Lifework vision as our Global Ambassador as well as through the Executive Advisory Board. Steve’s contributions have impacted Leaders locally, nationally and now globally. A New Jersey native, Steve holds his degrees from The King’s College (BA) and Wheaton College (MA). The King’s College honored Steve as their Alumnus of the Year for his work in leadership development. Prior to joining Lifework, he pastored Meadowbrook Church in North Haledon, New Jersey. He serves on several non-profit boards, including Centra-Care/Florida Hospital, Open Door Haiti/US, DMH Ministries, and is the Chairman of Sonlife Ministries.

Steve and his wife Sharon live in Orlando and have been married since 1981. They have two adult children and welcome the opportunity to show you pictures of their grandchildren.

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Alan Platt

Alan Platt is an agent of transformation in the lives of individuals, local churches and corporate structures of society. He has been in Christian ministry since 1983, serving the church and ministry organizations on various levels, currently leading the Doxa Deo Global Church Network, the City Changers Movement which serves as the custodian to LifeWork Leadership, and was instrumental to architect the Church United program in South Florida, USA.
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Ed Kobel

President & COO, DeBartolo Development

Ed is carrying on his family’s tradition of excellence in the real estate industry leading investment strategy, execution and capitalization for DeBartolo Development, a company with assets of more than $4.7 Billion since 2003. In his early career, he served in the US Army as an intelligence officer and led numerous real estate development businesses. Along with his wife Becky, Ed lives in the Tampa area where he devotes his time and leadership to multiple non-profit organizations. He is Lifework Tampa alumnus.

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James Lewis

Chief Executive Officer, Marilyn Monroe Spas

Jim Lewis held several high-ranking positions at multiple global brands before joining Marilyn Monroe Spas in late 2015. He most recently served as the Regional Vice President of Walmart Corporation and spent 15 years within the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts business segment. Lewis also served in leadership positions at PepsiCo and Price Waterhouse Coopers.  James lives in Orlando with his wife and they have 2 children. He is a Lifework Orlando alumnus.

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David Metcalf, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher and Director of Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL), University of Central Florida & Chairman, Merging Traffic

A leader in design and research of web-based and mobile technologies for learning and healthcare, David has launched numerous multi-million dollar profit and non-profit ventures, developed over 500 online courses, and is the co-author of Blockchain Enabled Applications. His early career included a successful NASA spinoff. He is the Chairman of David C Cook Christian Publisher and a Board member for Christian Care Ministry/Medi-Share. David lives in Merritt Island, Florida with his wife and two boys. He is a Lifework Orlando alumnus.

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Brad Rex

Chief Executive Officer, eHome Counseling Management Partners

With over 20 years of strategic and operational leadership including the Walt Disney Company, Hilton and British Petroleum, Brad currently leads a company that is revolutionizing the behavioral health industry. He is a distinguished graduate of the United States Naval Academy and Harvard Business School and served as a nuclear submarine officer. Brad is the author of The Surpassing! Life and a national speaker. He lives in Orlando with his wife Nancy and they have three grown children. Brad is an Orlando Lifework alumnus.

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Henry L. Torres

Vice President, Oracle National Security Group

A strategic leader in the technology industry for over 25 years, Henry currently directs Oracle’s hardware business for the United States Intelligence Community, where he holds top level security clearances. Prior to joining Oracle, he led sales teams and managed revenue, profit & loss for Hewlett Packard, Brocade and Nortel Networks in the United States Department of Defense market. Henry has been married for 25 years and has two grown children. He splits time between Atlantic Beach, Florida and the DC Metro area. He is a Lifework Jacksonville alumnus.