Course Description

This course builds upon the SPU produced film series, “Faith & Co: Business on Purpose.” This course re-imagines (through the lens of Christian theology) business as a calling to serve God and our neighbors (the common good). The course makes extensive use of evocative short story films, interviews with executives and subject matter experts. The course will develop a theological framework for business and its implications for purpose, profit, ethics, stakeholder relationships, economic inclusion and creation care/ sustainability.

Course Outline

I. Theological Foundations:

Session 1: Business as a Calling (Creation Mandate)

Session 2: Business & the Messy Middle

Session 3: Ethics and Biblical “Core Values”

II. Business and Restoration/Right Relationships:

Session 4: Work and Spiritual Formation

Session 5: Employees: Re-Humanizing Work

Session 6: Customers: Re-Personalizing the Marketplace

Session 7: Business and Flourishing Communities

Session 8: Creation Care; Course Wrap-up


Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will have:

  • Meaningful and practical connections between faith and the practice of business.
  • A Christian theological framework for business and its implications for purpose and practice.
  • Practical examples of how faith-based values can be expressed in business (i.e., through customer and employee relationships, economic inclusion and creation care/sustainability).
  • Opportunities for self-reflection, discussion and the development of practical action plans.


This is a personal enrichment non-credit offering.

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Section Title
Faith & Co: Business on Purpose
Sep 19, 2022 to Nov 16, 2022
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition non-credit $0.00
Section Notes

This is a personal enrichment non-credit offering.

The registration deadline is September 26, 2022 by the end of the day.

The registration process for free Faith & Co. courses changed at the beginning of 2022. When you checkout, please use your SPU credentials to log in if you know them. If you don’t know whether you have an SPU account (or if you’ve forgotten your username), go to www.spu.edu/findmyid/ and select "recover username" to check. Please note: You may not have an SPU account even if you’ve taken a previous Faith & Co. course. If you can’t find yourself using the link, then you’ll need to create a new account at checkout.

Please note that this course will not show up in your Canvas account until the start date (or up to 48 hours after registering if enrolling on or after the start date).

Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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