On Thursday afternoon, 18 Sept., Summit delegates will have the opportunity to participate in interactive discussions in one of the two Summit tracks – New Economic Paradigms (NEP) and Transformational Business (TB). Each delegate will be required to choose a track.

Both the New Economic Paradigms (NEP) and Transformational Business (TB) tracks will have the same basic structure:

  • Definitions (5-10 mins.).

NEP: What is a paradigm and what does it entail? Several definitions will be put forth right at the beginning of the track.

TB: What is Transformational Business? What are its aims and who are the stakeholders?

The definitions will be part of Session 1.

  • Session 1: Max 1 hr. (2.30 – 3.30 pm)

Strategy:  5-6 major themes have been chosen. The presenters will do a 7 minute presentation on each theme.

NEP Key Themes

Relational Economics – Michael Schluter

Application of the Old Testament Template – Dick Westerhof

Application of Jesus principles in Economics – Peter Briscoe

The Jesus Paradigm – James Featherby

Economics of Mutuality – Bruno Roche

Symbiotic Economy – Jack Crielaard


TB Key Themes

Ethics in Business – Graham Power

Mutuality – Don Larson

Social innovation – Sanjay Mahtani

BAM vs. B4T – Al Caperna

Fund creation/Investing your wealth – Paul Szkiler


  • Break (3.30 – 4.00 pm)


  • Session 2 (4.00 – 5.00 pm)

Participants in each track will divide up into 5 or 6 groups (depending on the number of themes in the selected track). Each group will have a presenter and a scribe.

Delegates will discuss:

What is God revealing about the new developments which can be expected in the next decade?

Concrete actions?

Who are the major players in communicating these new developments?

What is the role of churches?


  • Session 3: Wrap-up (5.00 – 5.30 pm)

Each table gives 5-6 min. feedback.