Dallas author, consultant to discuss incorporating faith into business

"The yearning to experience spiritual satisfaction from work offers a huge opportunity to business owners and leaders," says Bill Hendricks, founder of the Giftedness Center in Dallas.

Bill Hendricks, founder of the Giftedness Center in Dallas, to speak on ‘Passion, Purpose and Prayer: What’s the Spiritual Capital of Your Business?’

Harvest Family Entertainment (whose projects include Hawaiian Falls waterparks)  and CNL are sponsoring a free prayer breakfast 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center, for attractions professionals in town for the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida.

 “We want to invite IAAPA attendees to join us as we come together for prayer, fellowship and a free breakfast,” said David Busch, CEO of Harvest Family Entertainment.  “Bill Hendricks, founder of the Giftedness Center in Dallas, will present a free program on ‘Passion, Purpose and Prayer: What’s the Spiritual Capital of Your Business?’ We would love to connect with more faith-minded people in our industry to share how we incorporate our faith into our businesses.”

Harvest Family Entertainment has built and operated waterparks from the South Pacific to China and across the United States, ranging from mega-regional parks to successful community waterparks. Current projects include five Hawaiian Falls waterparks in Texas and the development of Splash Canyon in Las Vegas.

“People never just work for a  paycheck,” said Bill Hendricks.  “They also seek a payoff. They’re looking for rewards from their jobs that go deep into the heart of who they are and why they were placed here. That yearning to experience spiritual satisfaction from work offers a huge opportunity to business owners and leaders. Tap into people’s God-given strengths and highest aspirations, and you’ll find an inexhaustible wellspring of energy that changes the employment game from a transaction to a  transformation.”

Hendricks founded The Giftedness Center in 1985 as a Dallas-based consulting practice specializing in organizational effectiveness and individual career guidance. He has advised and consulted for some of America’s top CEO’s and Fortune 500 companies.  He is considered the “go-to” expert on identifying and picking the right person who fits with an organization’s culture.

Hendricks is the author or co-author of 19 books, including “Your Work Matters to God” and “The Power of Uniqueness.” His writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Morning News, GAMA International Journal, Christianity Today, and numerous other publications.

He holds an undergraduate degree in English from Harvard University, a Master of Science in Mass Communications from Boston University, and a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is a past Board member for Pine Cove, an active member of All Saints Church (AMIA), and sits on the steering committee for the TheologyofWorkProject.com. More about Bill Hendricks at thegiftednesscenter.com.

Space is limited to the first 200 reservations. RSVP via email at RSVPbreakfast@hfalls.com or register online at amusementfellowship.com.

Story and photo submitted by David Alvey.

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