Between the Lines
On November 3, the Trinity Business Network (TBN) welcomed Bill Moore, CEO of PacMoore Process Technologies and PacMoore Products, one of the nation’s largest food powder packaging and processing companies.
Presenting “Business Can Be an Amazing Mission” to students, faculty, staff, and local business people, Bill posed several questions during the morning session, including: Are you really serving God in your education or job? Are you short of what God wants you to be? How does business as a mission really work?
Several Bible passages have come to shape Bill’s daily life and work over the years. The first, for instance, is the commandment to honor one’s father and mother. He said that 24 years ago he responded to his mother’s request to help with the business after his step-father died. The decision eventually led to the development of PacMoore.
Bill shared his belief that the emerging global economy will be the next way to share God’s power, citing that 90 percent of people are brought to God outside of the church. He said his company has the potential to help change the world by bringing work to people, paying them a wage, and ultimately giving them access to Christ.
Later in the day, Bill also spoke to a class of business marketing students. He shared his plan to partner with farmers in Uganda—to use their products in his industry and to work alongside them with a Bible in his pocket. He advised students to be diligent and to be good at their craft. “Take up a dual major,” said Bill, “your faith and business.”
This event is just one example of TBN offerings, which provide Christ-centered business learning and service opportunities for Trinity alumni and friends. TBN, coordinated by Dennis Harms ’89, director of business and corporate giving, and an advisory committee of business alumni and others, is funded through the support of friends of the College. TBN offers participants several opportunities each year to reflect on a variety of topics affecting those in the business world. Previous programs have addressed the nation’s banks and the financial crisis, “going green” in business, and business communication.
To hear an audio recording of the presentation, visit www.trnty.edu/News/110810a.html.