Beverley Shepherd gets involved, as a training consultant, in varied and demandingwork with a range of ‘non Christian’ organisations. Her courses include leadership,team building and stress management. Her passion is for encouraging and equippingChristians in the workplace. As well as being an associate speaker for LICC, she’spart of the Women’s ministry team at CWR and a regular speaker at both New Wineand New Horizon. Her books include Insight into Stress and Seasons of the Spirit.Beverley’s style is engaging and fun, while her content is biblical and challenging.Grant Smith brings a wide range of hands on experience and theological thinking to hisspecialist subject – business as mission.He has been a Quantity Surveyor for over 20 years, and runs his own practice part time.This allows him to work on a variety of development projects in Africa where he bringstogether development and business expertise. Grant is the Chairman of Hand in Hand, aChristian development agency (www.hihand.org) and founder and Director of Hand inHand Trading Ltd, a company which exists to generate business and profit in Africa forthe African people (www.hihtrading.co.uk).Grant is currently writing another book on this whole area of Business as Mission. Hisprevious book, Game of 2 Halves was published by Scripture Union. Grant is also aconsultant for Tear Fund, in East Africa, where his role is to facilitate capacity buildingfor theological colleges.Paul Valler is a regular conference and seminar speaker on topics such as leadership,integrity and work/life balance – inspiring people to make the right choices. He haslectured at Cambridge University and Cranfield Management Centre, and spoken atthe House of Lords (on the spiritual and ethical implications of the Internet). In aformer life, he was finance and human resources director of Hewlett-Packard Ltd, aswell as European general manager for Hewlett-Packard’s European leasing business.He was also a founding director of Hewlett- Packard International Bank in Dublin.A teaching elder at Finchampstead Baptist Church with an itinerant preachingministry, Paul has also spoken at Spring Harvest on faith in the workplace. He is theauthor of Get A Life – Winning Choices for Working People, published by IVP.
Name Contact phone numberEmail addressDaphne CliftonBrian DraperJames FeatherbyJeremy HarbinsonCharles HippsleyCurt HopkinsAndrew Myers07968 567 806020 7600120007789 555 085020 firstname.lastname@example.org@email@example.comJHarbinson@firstname.lastname@example.org@email@example.comJohn Parmiter 0207 629 9373 firstname.lastname@example.orgRobin Scurlock 07768 045 284 email@example.comBeverly Shepherd 01784 458 337 firstname.lastname@example.orgGrant Smith 07711 066 631 Hihand2540@aol.comPaul Valler 0118 973 email@example.com 0797 481 2680
Guidelines for Churches and GroupsOverall GoalsOverall, LICC is trying to resource the church, its leaders and those who train them for effective whole-life mission. Obviously, equipping andenvisioning the people of God to be effective in their workplace and envisioning and equipping the communities of Christ to support themthere are vital components of that.The speakers on the attached list are all people who are all seeking actively to live proactively as disciples in and through their work. They have differentlevels of experience of speaking and have different areas of specialisation but they are committed to resourcing the church in the world. None of them seethe workplace as the only place where ministry can be conducted and all of them see the communities of God’s people as critical to the training and supportof lay people – wherever their ministry is.They are on the side of pastors.Inviting SpeakersNaturally you can choose to invite whoever you like and you do not need to tell us when you have. However, if you do, we can publicise the event throughWorkwise, our website and our e-mail tags – naturally, you may not want this because it may be a private event but the demand for work events is quite highthese days and there may be people in your area who would appreciate knowing about it.Fees & ExpensesYou should expect to pay a fee and all expenses – travel, photocopying (if you don’t do it for them) etc. The fee is negotiable – the speakers will not makethe decision solely based on the fee but for some this is one of the ways they make a living. Furthermore, nevertheless there is a considerable amount ofwork and time involved and for – at least a day’s equivalent even for a talk that may have essentially been given before – travel, briefing, new handouts,customising material, delivery, etc. A guideline would be between £100 and £150 for an evening, £200 - £300 for a whole Saturday and £300 to £500 for awhole weekend. That said, you may feel you cannot afford that or that you can be more generous, or that you can guarantee a lower figure but would take anoffering at the end of the evening.Promotion of Materials and LICCThe speakers will not use the opportunity to spend a lot of time promoting LICC but they will usually mention LICC and encourage people to fill in the redcontact cards that we like to be given to everyone who attends as a way to get some free materials – Word for the Week, Connecting with Culture – and findout about other relevant resources.Some will bring examples of books and videos that are relevant and make a resource list available but on the whole if you want large supplies of books thenit’s best to agree what they might be and order form a local Christian bookshop.