Mark's Speaking Schedule

Past Events

Church of The Common Table, Vienna, VA

May 10

We’re excited that featured speaker and friend of Common Table Mark Scandrette will be extending his trip to join us at 10:15 on Sunday morning at Jammin’ Java.  He’s been to Common Table before and is a big fan, so we thought we’d invite him to bring his international reputation to our group.  And oh, it looks like it’ll be fascinating. Mark will be extending some of his thinking from his most recent book FREE:  Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most and talking about the soul issues related to money:  fear, worry, greed, and existential longing, and the ways in which these forces shape our decision-making around money.  He’ll also connect these ideas to the invitation of the gospel and the larger framework of global inequality and ecology  (…and don’t worry, there will be plenty of time for feedback and discussion…). We hope you can join us for this exciting event. Please feel free to invite others who might be interested as well.

location: Jammin' Java 231 Maple Avenue E. in Vienna, VA.

Faithonomics: connecting belief & practice for the common good. Washington, DC

May 9

Mark will be presenting on themes from FREE at this one day event, sponsored by Common Change.   Faithonomics seeks to bring together like-minded individuals to explore the intersection of faith and money.  Connecting our ideals and our practice is easier said than done.  Who we are, what we value, how we live, and even what we believe, are often rooted in our relationship to money and material possessions.  In a culture so deeply defined by money, how do we live well with our Creator and the people around us? Investigate with others in the DC Area how to further create an economy based on abundance (rather than scarcity) within our lives, families, and communities. Sessions and workshops will include:
  • Understanding and creating your money biography
  • How to align your time and money to reflect what matters most to you
  • Explore the power and imagination of collaborative giving
  • Planning for the future: socially conscious investment, community banking and retirement
  • The economy of the marginalized:  mass incarceration and immigration
and more... Sponsors and Participants
  • Rachel Anderson, Director of Faith-Based Outreach at the Center for Responsible Lending
  • Markus Larrson, Executive Director and John Kavyavu, Loan Officer at Life Asset, a micro loan program
  • Mike Little, Director of Faith and Money Network
  • Andy Loving, Certified Financial Planner® and Founder and Director of Just Money Advisors in Louisville, KY
  • Darin Peterson, Founder of Common Change
  • Mark Scandrette, Author of "Free: Spending your Time and Money on What Matters Most"
  • Jen Smyers, Director for Immigration and Refugee Policy with Church World Service
and more... Faithonomics is jointly presented and hosted by Common ChangeFaith and Money Network and Church of the Common Table.

location: Festival Center 1640 Columbia Road Northwest Washington, DC 20009

Faith Forward, Chicago, IL

Apr 20 - 23

Mark and Lisa will be facilitating a breakout on family life on Tuesday April 21 at 4:30 p.m. and co leading the morning plenary session on Wednesday April 22 at 9 a.m.

location: St. James Cathedral and Commons 65 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL

The Orchard Community, Aurora, IL

Apr 18 - 19

Mark will be teaching at the Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. gatherings.

location: 101 S. Barnes Rd. Aurora, IL 60506

Diocese of California, Grace Cathedral

Feb 7

Mark will be delivery a lunch time plenary address at this day long event.

location: Grace Cathedral 1100 California Street, San Francisco

UC Davis Intervarsity Fellowship

Jan 22

Mark will be leading a 1 hour workshop at 4:30 p.m. and teaching at the 7:30 p.m. large group. How to live without hurry, worry, stress and striving as a college student. How you spend your time is how you spend your life. Jesus invites us into a life where there is enough time and we can be fully present. Come find out how.

location: Kleiber 3

Open Door Community Walnut Creek

Jan 18

Mark will be teaching the second session in the COIN series on Jesus and Money.

location: 1924 Trinity Avenue Walnut Creek, CA

Beta Communities, San Diego, CA

Nov 20

LIVING FREE. Seeking Shalom in our families, neighborhoods and around the world is an beautiful vision for life — a dream that can be sustained over the long term as we learn to be intentional in our choices with time, money and relationships. Join us to explore some of the practical dimensions to sustaining a holistic life of mission.  Books available for purchase at this event. 7 p.m.

location: 1250 25th st, 92102

Cal State San Marcos

Nov 19

Mark will be leading a workshop on time and life management at 4:30 p.m. and will be speaking at the Intervarsity Fellowship large group gathering at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Compassion International.


Southwest Baptist University

Nov 17

Mark will be speaking in Monday morning chapel in an event sponsored by Compassion International.

location: 1600 University Ave, Bolivar, MO 65613