RBI Thought Leadership Conference 2018

"RBI Center Schools and The Future of Financial Discipleship"

Event Details:


To help every Christian think, act, and communicate from a biblically wise financial perspective.

June 6th 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and June 7, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.                    


The Barnes Student Center at Indiana Wesleyan University

4201 S. Washington St., Marion, IN 46953



The Ron Blue Institute’s (RBI) mission is to form strategic alliances with Christian organizations and institutions to advance research and education enabling Christians to make financial decisions with a biblical worldview. As a part of this mission, RBI is creating relationships with other Christian universities through the avenue of RBI Centers to help distribute our financial materials & message. While RBI has begun the conversation with each of your respective schools, we would like to gather to go more in depth. We would like to have quality time to explain how an RBI Center will work as well as allow a significant amount of time for questions and action learning.

Conference Pricing

As Follows:

  • Both Wednesday, June 6, 2018 and Thursday, June 7, 2018: There is no cost, but the event is by invitation only.

  • If you are interested in attending this event, please email [email protected].


Wednesday, June 6– 5:30 to 8:30




Thursday, June 8 – 8:30 to 2:30












Henry West Banquet Rooms


Dinner & Special Speaker Ron Blue

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Dessert and Fellowship

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Breakfast On Your Own

Devotional and Prayer: Michael Blue, Executive Director & General Counsel

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Session 1: NEXUS PEER COACHING & THE CO-CURRICULAR: SIMPLIFYING THE MONEY CONVERSATIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS, Justin Henegar, Executive Director for Research and Scholarship, & Beth White, Administrative Assistant and Coach Coordinator

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Session 2: HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM & SEMINARY: EXTENDING BIBLICAL WISDOM BEYOND THE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS, Phil Gelatt, Director of the High School Program, & Michael Blue, Executive Director & General Counsel

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Refreshment Break


Session 3: CFP & CKA REVENUE SHARING: INTEGRATING BIBLICAL WISDOM INTO CERTIFICATE COURSES, Justin Henegar, Executive Director for Research and Scholarship, & Larry Lindsay, Chief Academic Operating Officer

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Session 5: BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER INTO AN ALLIANCE OR RBI CENTER, Michael Blue, Executive Director & General Counsel, & Larry Lindsay, Chief Academic Operating Officer

Henry West Banquet Room

Adjournment: Closing Comments, Ron Blue


Ron Blue, well known author and speaker, is the CEO of the Ron Blue Institute (RBI) and Founding Director of Kingdom Advisors. Ron brings over 40 years of experience in the financial services world to the table in every environment in which he speaks.

Dr. Larry Lindsay is the Chief Academic and Operating Officer for RBI. With his previous experience working for Zig Ziglar and for Indiana Wesleyan University, Dr. Lindsay has developed a passion for mentoring those around him which is evident in his work each and every day.

Michael Blue is an up and coming voice in the world of biblical financial stewardship. Michael has a background as a financial planner and attorney, but his real passion comes in preaching. Michael's seminary education always comes through in his teaching, as his greatest desire is for Christ to be known. Michael's current role is Executive Director and General Counsel of RBI.

Phil Gelatt is the Director of the High School Program for RBI. Phil brings over 35 years of Christian education experience as a teacher, coach, principal and school head. Each of these roles has led to his passion for Christian education as he leads the RBI High School Program.

Justin Henegar, Executive Director of Research and Scholarship at the Ron Blue Institute, is one of the very few Christian PhDs in Financial Planning in the country. He is passionate about teaching and about helping people learn and know what the Bible and scholarship has to say about money and our finances.

Beth White serves as the Administrative Assistant of the Ron Blue Institute at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU). She graduated in 2014 from Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. 

Hotel Accommodations

Comfort Suites - 1345 N Baldwin Ave, Marion, IN 46952 - (765) 651-1006: Rooms are blocked under the Ron Blue Institute for a special rate of $80.00 per night plus tax. Guests are responsible for making their own hotel reservations and paying for any incurred expenses. Guests who reserve a room must inform the hotel if they will be arriving later than 4:00pm on June 6, 2018. All unbooked rooms will be released on May 16, 2018.

Indiana Wesleyan University Townhouses - 4201 S. Washington St., Marion, IN 4695: Rooms may be reserved for $32.00 per person per night (room & linens included). If you are interested in reserving a room, please call or email Beth White, 765-677-5267 or [email protected] All rooms must be reserved by May 29, 2018.


Indianapolis International Airport (IND) - approximately 1 hour 32 minutes away from Indiana Wesleyan University

Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) - approximately 52 minutes away from Indiana Wesleyan University

Rental Car Recommended


Conference rooms are located in the Barnes Student Center (B on the IWU Campus Map). Recommended parking lots are lots 12, 23, and 11. There is no fee for parking.


If you are interested in using the Recreation and Wellness Center at Indiana Wesleyan University during your stay, please fill out and return the Liability Release Form above and send to Beth White, [email protected], by Thursday, May 31, 2018.


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