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Making Decisions at Work: A Model for Spiritual Discernment

  • Meet + Greet 1910 21st Avenue South Nashville, TN, 37212 United States (map)

We all face decisions, big and small, in our day-to-day work. And according to research, half of managerial decisions made in business are “bad” ones. The push and pull of wise decision-making can make the sacred-secular divide all the more evident. God is concerned with what decisions we make, but even more with how we make them. Are we allowing the Holy Spirit to lead our decision-making at work? How can we listen to the Spirit as we decide whether to invest in a company, hire or fire someone, choose a new supplier, or confront a dysfunctional relationship?


General Admission: $129

Professional Group Rate (5 or more): $109 per person

Full-time Nonprofit Employee: $79

Student Rate: $49

Workshop Details:

Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Time: 7:30 AM - 12:30PM

Location: Meet + Greet (1910 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212)

Food: Continental Breakfast and coffee will be provided

Josh Hayden, leadership consultant and professor, will share some practices you can implement tomorrow to apply a spiritual model into your daily and even hourly decisions. This workshop will draw from both Ignatian discernment practices and evidence-based strategies for making wise decisions. We will also be joined by special guests Bill Kenny, President and Founder of Kenny Pipe and Supply, and Jerome “Jerry” Regan, spiritual director. Join us for an interactive, inspiring and applicable session on Tuesday, July 23rd.

At the end of the day, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the characteristics of bad decision making, including the forces that keep you from wise decisions.

  • Assess your own assumptions and theology of discerning the will of God in everyday decisions.

  • Apply the Ignatian rules for discernment and spiritual practices for faithful decision making.

  • Adapt evidence-based tools and strategies to your own work context.

  • Practice guiding others through making a tough decision.

Note: To ensure it’s as effective and impactful as possible, this class will not run with under eight (8) participants.

Josh Hayden has almost 20 years administrative and university teaching experience and is a leadership consultant awaiting his departure to work as an educator in Western Europe with Global Scholars. He is an alumni of the Gotham program, NIFW’s nine-month faith and work intensive.

Guest Speakers

Bill Kenny

Bill Kenny, Founder and President of Kenny Pipe & Supply, Inc.

Bill Kenny, Founder and President of Kenny Pipe & Supply, Inc.

Bill graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Finance and went on to earn his MBA from the University of Houston while employed by Gulf Consolidated Services (GCS), the parent company of Gulf Supply Company and Nunn Electric.  In 1992, Bill, and his wife, Debbie, founded Kenny Pipe & Supply, Inc., a wholesale distribution company to the construction industry, currently with 12 profit centers located in Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia.

The mission platform he has set forth for his business is to serve the Kingdom daily as he ministers to his employees, customers and the community in which he makes his living.  He has placed Chaplains in each of his locations and has worked with several inner-city ministries, including Youth About Business, and served on the Board of St. Paul Christian Academy, where his grandchildren attend.

A native of Louisiana, Bill and Debbie celebrated 44 years of marriage last year.  They have four children and 13 grandchildren.  His son and two sons-in-law hold leadership positions in the company. Bill is committed to the company growing as an independent, family business with a focused succession plan for the next generation.


Jerome “Jerry” Regan

Jerry Regan has been involved in helping promote “Life Changes” for those in his sphere of influence since his late teens.  He and his family spent twenty years working cross culturally in the Philippine Islands, primarily amongst two indigenous people groups.  The primary focus of his work consisted of training up leaders from within the people groups amongst whom he and his family lived. He assisted with the facilitation of a translation revision of the New Testament in a local dialect as well as providing daily medical care and introducing a new agricultural technique for farming on upland sloping farm lands.

While living in Manila, Jerry assisted in introducing and facilitating a “Marriage and Family Counseling” course in a local Seminary.  Both Jerry and his wife, Frances, enjoyed growing a thriving and helpful counseling practice during their years in Manila. In addition to Marriage and Family counseling, Jerry was trained as a Certified Hope Alive Counselor at Mt. Joy College in Victoria, BC, Canada.  He is an advisor to the Board for Mirror Images, a 501c3 which focuses on helping people find Hope in order to live fruitful, meaningful lives.

Jerry received his undergraduate degree from Union Theological Seminary, Manila and his MTS from Saint Meinrad School of Theology, St. Meinrad, Indiana. Jerry opened and operates his own business, Regan Decorating, in Nashville, TN. Jerry and Frances have three daughters, two sons in law and 5 grandchildren all living in the Nashville area. Jerry looks forward to bringing hope, comfort, and healing to all those Humanility seeks to help.