The first gathering of Christian business faculty occurred in April, 1980. At that time leaders of the American Studies Program and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (then known as the Christian College Coalition) organized a meeting of 12-15 business professors from member schools at their headquarters in Washington, D.C. The following year a group of over 40 again convened in Washington, D.C. for sharing and stimulation from outside speakers arranged by the CCCU. Regional conferences occurred at several member schools in 1982 and 1983. In 1984 over 70 faculty took part in a national conference on business ethics at Seattle Pacific University sponsored by the CCCU with a grant from the Murdock Foundation. This landmark meeting solidified contacts and friendships along with interest in ongoing meetings. In 1987, a steering committee with regional representatives was established to provide better organization and expand services to the membership, including the launching of a regular newsletter.
Membership now totals over 400 Christian business faculty who teach on the college and university level, and is open to faculty from any educational institution (whether Christian, faith-based, public, or proprietary) who are personally concerned with the integration of Biblical truths with business.
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