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Flourishing Churches Workshop: Rooting Faith, Work, and Economic Wisdom in Your Local Church (Boston)
May 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Presenters: Geoff Hsu, Brice Williams, Omar OrtizFree
You’re invited to join Made To Flourish for a half-day workshop exploring how the integration of faith, work, and economic wisdom can become foundational to your churches core values. Whether you’re leading one of the historic churches in/around Greater Boston, starting a new work in our ever-changing city, or hoping to shift the culture of your congregation, our workshop will consider the tools our city network needs to build healthy systems for whole-life discipleship.
Speakers and Facilitators:
Geoff is the executive director of Flourish San Diego, a nonprofit that develops church leaders by challenging them re-think the gospel, discipleship, calling and vocation, and mission in ways that more closely resemble Jesus. Geoff empowers others to be apprentices of Jesus and they, in turn, encourage individuals and churches to become who they were created to be. He mobilizes community members to join God in the mission of helping the city of San Diego – and the world – flourish.
Much of Geoff’s work is focused on the gospel, its proclamation, and its transformative impact in the lives of Christians as well as its renewing, redeeming, and restorative influence. He previously spent 20 years with Cru in many capacities all over the globe, including in East Asia. He also served as a leadership formation coach, conducting discipleship and spiritual formation groups for area pastors, professionals, and elders. Above all, Geoff believes in the dynamic, life-giving message of Jesus, and he has dedicated his life to faithfully communicating that message to people today.
MTF City Network LeaderBrice is Lead Minister of South End Neighborhood Church, a diverse community in the heart of Boston. Brice completed his M.A. in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary while working for The Ockenga Institute and as director of Faith & Work at Citylife Presbyterian Church. Brice and his wife Leona live in intentional community with their daughter named Grayce and a niño on the way.
MTF City Network Leader
Omar is the leadership development director with Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Boston. In that role he is working to help identify and develop leaders for future church planting efforts. He is also a certified coach with Church Multiplication Ministries.
Omar was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and grew up in Miami. He earned an M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL. Before moving to Boston he pastored in two South Florida churches. He is married to Kate and together they have four children.