Andy Root, Lutheran Seminary professor

Andy Root, a leading thinker on Christian influence in a secular age, will be the featured speaker, at The Art of Christian Leadership conference noon-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Northwestern College in Orange City.

ORANGE CITY—Northwestern College will host a conference on The Art of Christian Leadership noon-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, on the college’s campus in Orange City.

The conference costs $45 to attend; the registration fee includes lunch.

The Art of Christian Leadership conference will explore what it takes for leaders to have faithful influence in a secular age.

The event is for leaders in any arena, including business, community organizations, education, ministry and politics.

The conference begins at noon with lunch and a keynote presentation by Andy Root, a professor at Luther Seminary in Minnesota and a leading thinker on Christian influence in a secular age.

Root will explore a historical perspective on the separation of sacred and secular as well as the increasing convergence — and confusion — of sacred and secular in today’s culture.

He will offer a way forward for Christian leaders who seek to be a faithful influence in sacred and secular contexts.

The keynote will be followed by three workshop sessions during which participants can choose among topics such as a Christian posture on power; cross-cultural bridge-building; cultural and emotional intelligence; innovative and missional leadership; and vulnerability, grit and vision in leadership.

The Art of Christian Leadership conference is being hosted by Northwestern’s campus ministry division.

For more information and to register, visit nwciowa.edu/ChristianLeadership.