[ Bridgepoint Connections ]

connecting professional and spiritual life

At Bridgepoint we are seeking to connect our personal, professional and spiritual lives and to develop leaders and emerging leaders from the inside out. We do this by cultivating a different kind of leadership — personal leadership. Our Bridgepoint initiative will provide opportunities and environments to help you successfully balance your time, relationships, and work by developing an integrated life and worldview.




Luncheon with special guest, Os Guinness, Author, Lecturer, Journalist

In his talk, Os will share about his background of growing up during the Chinese revolution in the late 1940s and how that led him on a quest to understand, on the one hand, how to deal with incredible personal pain and suffering, and on the other hand how to find purpose, meaning and hope in an ever-changing, turbulent and broken world.

Join us for a delicious family style lunch, an inspirational speaker, and opportunities for networking with top professionals in Northern Virginia. 


About Our Guest Speaker...

                        Os Guinness

                        Os Guinness

Os Guinness is an author, lecturer, journalist and social critic. Great-great-great grandson of Arthur Guinness, the Dublin brewer, he was born in China in World War Two where his parents were medical missionaries. 

Present during the climax of the Chinese revolution in 1949, Os witnessed over 5 million people dying or being killed, including his two brothers. He and his parents were expelled with many other foreigners in 1951 and returned to Europe where he was educated in England. 

For many years after his experience in China, Os struggled and searched for answers for what happened to his family and others, examining many other religions and belief systems before returning to his Christian roots.

Os has written or edited more than thirty books, including, The Call, Time for Truth, Long Journey Home, Unspeakable, A Free People's Suicide, The Global Public Square, and Renaissance. 

Before moving to the United States, Os was a freelance reporter with the BBC. Os is a former visiting fellow at the Brookings Institute and is currently a senior fellow at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics in Oxford, England.


Friday, January 26
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm


11:40   Registration/networking
12:00   Lunch
12:30   Speaker
1:15     Finish
1:30     Optional dessert/Q & A/Book Signing


$25 in advance--returning guests
$15 in advance--1st time guests & those in transition
$25/$35 at the door
(includes family style lunch and program)


Maggiano's Little Italy
Second Floor Banquet Area
Tyson's II Galleria Mall
2001 International Drive
McLean, VA 22102


Italian Salad
Meaty Lasagna
Fresh rolls and butter

(You must note in your registration form if you need a vegetarian or gluten free option!)

Register by Thursday, January 25