Learning Environments

April 2018

Jesus and Jobs: Why Every Church Must Connect Faith to the Economy

Presenter: Matt Rusten
April 5 @ 2:00 pm - April 26 @ 3:30 pm CDT

How can the local church be a positive economic actor in the community? Over the course of two (2) 90-minute sessions, Made to Flourish Executive Director Matt Rusten will walk us through four pillars of economic wisdom and how they can be applied in our local church contexts.

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Glory in the Ordinary

Presenter: Courtney Reissig
April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Many people who fill your church’s pews each week work long hours under stressful conditions. They begin each week with a long list of mundane tasks, and are often placed in situations where no easy answers or solutions exist. Success is not indicated by measurable means, and they don’t get paid a dime for any of it. When we talk about the intersection of faith and work, the conversation is often limited to the things we get paid to do.…

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Lunch with Katelyn Beaty (Orlando)

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Citrus Club, Downtown Orlando, 255 S Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, 32801 United States

Join us to discuss ambition with guest speaker, Katelyn Beaty. Katelyn Beaty is author of A Woman's Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World (Simon & Schuster) and an editor at large at Christianity Today. During her nine years at the magazine, she served as the youngest and first female print managing editor and co-founded the popular women's website Her.meneutics. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and…

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Pastoral Lunch Discussion: Equipping your church for life at work (New York City)

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
WeWork @ Bryant Park, 54 West 40th Street
New York City, NY 10018 United States

The people in your church spend 10x to 20x more hours a week at work than they do in your church. How can you equip them for that reality? 

Join us for the Made to Flourish Pastor's Lunch. We'll share a meal and guide a discussion from problem to solution. 

Your hosts, 
Matt and Chip 

Matt Brown leads Resurrection Brooklyn, a multi-site Church Plant. 

Dr. Chip Roper is the Executive Director of the VOCA Center, a vocational ministry, and consultancy that strives to transform secular work into a sacred calling.

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How Church & Business Can Work Together (Detroit)

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April 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
Moody Theological Seminary, 41550 E Ann Arbor Trail
Plymouth, MI 48170 United States

Equip your church to integrate faith, work, and economics! Join Pastors Aaron Richardson and Mark Van Andel at Moody Seminary in Plymouth Michigan for the launch of the Metro Detroit chapter of Made to Flourish. We are committed to fulfilling the mission of empowering a growing network of pastors and their churches to integrate faith, work and economic wisdom for the flourishing of our communities. There will be a presentation and panel discussion on 'Church & Business Working Together for the Flourishing of Communities.' The panelists will include Christopher W. Brooks, Campus Dean, Moody Seminary; Bishop Edgar Vann, II from Second Ebenezer Church; Mr. Frank Riviera, Senior Vice President Rock Ventures and Dr. Charlie Self of Made to Flourish. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

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Equipping Lunch with an MTF Director: Dr. Charlie Self (Research Triangle)

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April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm EDT
The DoubleTree by Hilton RDU, 4810 Page Creek Lane
Durham, NC 27703 United States

Made To Flourish's Director of City Expansion and resident teacher, Dr. Charlie Self, will be visiting our network on April 30th. Join us for two sessions on Monday, over lunch and dessert, on these topics: The Holy Spirit, Economic Wisdom and the Future of the Local Church" "Flourishing Churches and Communities: Principles and Practices Across the USA" Charlie is a PhD in theology hailing from the Assemblies of God. He has been on the ground floor of seeing God do…

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May 2018

Dayton Lunch N Learn (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Presenter: Chuck Proudfit
May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Fairhaven Church, Room 201, 637 E. Whipp Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

As a business consultant and a working Christian, Chuck Proudfit has spent decades learning HOW to integrate faith at work in a marketplace that is ambivalent at best, and hostile at worst. Sharing “war stories” from the “trenches”, Chuck will share some principles for successfully living out Christian faith at work in any type of job.

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Learning Community – Session Two (Cleveland)

Presenters: Lisa Slayton, Kevin Dudley
May 3 - May 4
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The Learning Community (LC) is a unique educational experience.  Over the course of three sessions, participating pastors and congregational leaders will learn from recognized thought-leaders, visit with practitioners on the leading edge of this movement, and wrestle with their own practical plan for implementing these learnings in their own church community.  And perhaps most significantly, they will do all of this while rubbing shoulders with others who are wrestling with the same issues in the same city/region. Please visit our…

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More than a Grad Gift: Launching Faithful Graduates into All Walks of Life (Twin Cities)

May 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Pub 42, 7600 42nd Ave N.
New Hope, MN 55427 United States

Youth pastors are invited to join us for a fantastic lunch and to hear from a team of speakers from Anselm House at the U of M about the transition from High School to College/Career. Anselm House engages at the University of Minnesota with a mission to help students and U of M faculty connect faith and knowledge with all of life. As you enter into the busy graduation season, come for a time of recharge with good food, Twin Cities…

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The Church at Work: How Your Church Can More Effectively Integrate Faith, Work, and Economic Wisdom

Presenters: Will Messenger, Alistair Mackenzie
May 3 @ 3:00 pm - June 14 @ 4:00 pm CDT

How do local churches effectively integrate our theological beliefs about faith, work, and economics into the ongoing rhythms of local church life and practice? Over the course of four (4) 60-minute sessions, Will Messenger and Alistair Mackenzie (Theology of Work Project) will help us explore four key integration areas in the local church.  

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