THE PROBLEM

The world is searching desperately for tangible solutions to major challenges that plague rich and poor alike.  Social, political, and religious unrest is widespread. The disparity between rich and poor nations is widening. Corruption is rampant in every sector of society. Chronic poverty is deeply entrenched, even in emerging markets with promising economic growth trends.

Birth rates are declining in the developed nations. The poorest countries in the world continue to have infant mortality rates of almost 20 percent – 1 in 5 children do not live to see their first birthday! And for those who become adults, the life expectancy rate is a meager 40 years.

Each year, over 800,000 women and children are trafficked across national borders into commercial sexual exploitation. This tragic business is driven both by economic and by spiritual issues.

In spite of the enormous charitable efforts and the expansion of humanitarian aid, justice missions, and global relief agencies, lasting transformation remains elusive and limited to narrow segments of the population.

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WHAT WE ARE DOING

In the midst of these systemic challenges lies an enormous opportunity for global leaders. God’s economic principles stand alone as the only hope for real solutions to the problems facing the world in the 21st century.

A key to overcoming these daunting problems is creating an economic environment in which millions can flourish by following God’s economic plan. To help advance wide scale economic opportunity, influential Christian leaders around the world must understand and advocate the adoption of God’s truth as the superior philosophy for economic growth on a macro and personal level.

By convening global leaders at the highest levels who are willing to adopt God’s economic principles, we can identify and share proven and practiced keys to sustainable growth. Through knowledge sharing and cooperation in neutral forums, we seek to advance real solutions that will bring widespread transformation on an international level.

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VISION

The Christian Economic Forum is a select community of marketplace leaders dedicated to improving the world through the advancement of ideas that work, but with a focus on God’s economic principles.

CEF was founded in 2011 with a vision to offer the excellence, scholarship, community and impact of the World Economic Forum but with the foundational purpose to elevate God’s economic principles. We believe that God’s principles offer the only real answer to the world’s economic issues.

The strategy of the Christian Economic Forum is to bring together leaders from around the world to share practical solutions, insights and best practices to economic problems with the understanding that comprehensive benefits will flow to all people with solutions rooted in God’s timeless principles. The Christian Economic Forum has become a platform for leaders to collaborate and introduce strategic ideas for the spread of God’s economic principles and the goodness of Jesus Christ throughout the world.

MISSION

We have four great ambitions:

  1. to seek out and elevate ideas that work
  2. to inspire leaders through best practices, models, and real-life demonstrations of these ideas
  3. to advance God’s kingdom at a grassroots level through leaders who are living out these principles
  4. to share and advance economic opportunity.

CEF brings together, by invitation only, marketplace leaders, scholars, policy makers, inventors, artists, and innovators who are committed to the advancement of God’s economic principles in their spheres of influence. CEF offers a place – through global and regional forums as well as through digital networking platforms – for select leaders to network, share ideas, and collaborate to improve the world.

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ADVISORS

adijanto

SUPARNO ADIJANTO

Managing Director, Bumi Raya Group
CEO, Global Palm Resources Limited
Indonesia

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CHUCK BENTLEY

CEO, Crown Financial Ministries
USA

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DOUG BLUMHARDT

President and Managing Consultant, Business and Technology Consulting, LLC
USA

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DALE DAWSON

Founder and CEO, Bridge2Rwanda
USA

dickie

BOB DICKIE

President, Crown Financial Ministries
USA

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DARIN OWEN

Director, Style Eyes of California
and Olive Trade
South Africa

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JOE PANTER

Chairman, Caddis Partners
USA

TIMO PLUTSCHINSKI

Director, World Evangelical Alliance’s Business Coalition
Germany

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CHARLES RAYMOND

President, Raymond Construction Co., Inc.
USA

RICO RIEDER

Medical Doctor and CEO, Medical Center Marienfeld
Switzerland

LUKE ROUSH

Managing Principal, Sovereign’s Capital
USA

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DUB STOCKER

Founder, Lonestar Resources, Inc.
USA