October 21-23 In Birmingham, Alabama

The 7th annual event features 3 businesses and two featured stories as well as additional Sessions condensed into one afternoon on October 22nd. Online or In-person.

Inspired by the events of 2020, we bring a new twist to sharing about how Business As Mission can effect the potential of businesses and society in a positive, fulfilling way.  

The Kingdom-focused Panel looks for sharp business minds focused on producing financial, social, environmental, and spiritual results in their chosen endeavors, known as the “quadruple bottom-line”.

Our Purpose

To ‘Inspire, Educate, and Mobilize’ business professionals to use their time, talents, and other resources to advance God’s Kingdom using Business As Mission (BAM). 

Real Businesses Seeking Real Investors For Real Impact

The Lion's Den is a Cedarworks,Inc. Event

A group of Birmingham business professionals created The Lion’s Den event in 2014 to “Inspire, Educate and Mobilize” people to invest their time, talents, and other resources in the Kingdom through “Business as Mission.”

The group created the non-profit Cedarworks, Inc. to produce the event as it encourages a diverse  community of participants from around the world and in the Birmingham area.

The Lion’s Den began to establish itself as a forum for action-oriented professionals coming from across the country to network and collaborate. 

Multiple requests for Cedarworks to add the Professional Summit. The additional time allowed further on Business As Mission issues and topics while facilitating opportunities. Other cities followed Birmingham’s lead: Dallas in 2016 and Silicon Valley in 2020.

Case in point is our 2019 Event: Close to 700 came to The Lion’s Den Main Event with 201 Professional Summit Attendees from 11 countries, 76 cities, and 26 states. They participated in a series of plenary sessions on the past, present, and future of BAM, as well as a series of smaller breakout session topics and of course, two great dinners, and a lunch with keynote speaker Greg Lernihan.

Thank you to Our Sponsors


The Lion’s Den™ Event is an annual educational event hosted by Cedarworks, Inc. (“Cedarworks”), a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to inspire, educate, and mobilize people to use their time, talents and other resources in business as mission. The Lion’s Den Event brings together innovative companies from around the world that seek to make a financial, social, environmental and spiritual impact through their business venture along with a panel of investment professionals that will evaluate and respond to presentations by each of the participating companies. The Event is intended to be an opportunity to exchange ideas for educational purposes. Neither Cedarworks nor Samford University is responsible for the opinions, advice, statements, materials, presentations, data, images, videos, documentation and other information (collectively, the “Materials”) expressed or otherwise shared by Event participants (including without limitation seminar speakers, participating companies and investment professionals). The Materials are for informational purposes only, and the statements, views and opinions expressed at any presentation or in any Materials are those solely of the presenter and not of Cedarworks or Samford University. Further, neither Cedarworks nor Samford endorses or recommends any presenter, promoter, investment advisor, strategy, company or any views mentioned at any conference or in the Materials. Under no circumstances will either Cedarworks or Samford (or their respective trustees, directors, officers, employees, or agents) be liable for the accuracy, quality or reliability of any of the presentations or Materials, any defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of presenters, or any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising from any presentations or Materials.