May 2019

Thought Leader’s Lunch (NYC)

Presenter: Andy Mills
May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
WeWork, Conference Room 6A, 135 West 41st Street
New York City, NY 10036 United States

Made to Flourish NYC gathers pastors to learn together how we can more effectively equip our people for life at work.  We are honored to welcome Andy Mills to our next gathering.  Andy has a storied career in business as a CEO, board member, and inventory. He has thought long and hard about how we are to think and live our faith at work.You can learn more about his current work here: http://www.archegoscapital.com/words_from_our_executive_chairman.  Andy also was one of the driving forces behind the Theology of Work Project, https://www.theologyofwork.org, a vast resource hub for those seeking a biblical and practical understanding of faith and work.Andy will present his story and some key principles that he believes are essential for empowering believers in the workplace.  We will then have an extended time for Q & A with Andy.

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Flourishing Pastor’s Workshop: Rooting Faith, Work, and Economic Wisdom in Your Local Church (Boston)

Presenters: Geoff Hsu, Brice Williams, Omar Ortiz
May 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Emmanuel Gospel Center, 2 San Juan St
Boston, MA 02118 United States

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.Schedule:10:30-Arrival10:00-11:45- Session 111:45-12:30- Lunch12:30-1:15-Session 2 1:15-1:30- Coffee Break1:30-2:00- Q&ASpeakers and Facilitators:Geoff HsuGeoff 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.Brice WilliamsMTF City Network LeaderBrice is lead minister of South End Neighborhood Church in the South End 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 is married to Leona and they have a daughter named Grayce. They live in intentional community in Jamaica Plain. South End Church seeks to follow the way of Jesus for the renewal of our city.Omar OrtizMTF City Network LeaderOmar 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.

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