Connect with other pastors and church leaders in the Richmond metro area and learn more about the integration of faith, work, and economics. Our guests speakers this month are Dr. Svetlana Papazov and Rev. Jamé Bolds, discussing "Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work," and "The Economics of Neighborly Love: Investing in Your Community’s Compassion and Capacity." A complimentary lunch will be provided.
As we continue to express our collective belief to integrate faith, work, and economic wisdom for the flourishing of our churches and communities, the Hampton Roads and the Richmond Made To Flourish networks are hosting a conference where we will explore how pastors and leaders can begin and continue to bring these ideas alive in our communities.
During this conference, attendees will explore topics related to pastoral isolation, the root of work problems in our communities, compassion and poverty, and more. Speakers from around the country will join us to gather and equip pastors and leaders in our network.
You are invited to this month’s Made to Flourish lunch and learn series seminar. Free catered lunch provided!
Blending Faith and Work:
What if much of what you believe about work is not true? What if your work itself is full-time ministry without adding anything to it? What if you had a clear and practical picture of how you could do the work you’re doing now for the glory of God? In this interactive learning experience, you will learn how to:
exchange lies about work for Biblical truth
experience workdays filled with purpose, power, and peace
blend faith into whatever you do and help others do so
Jim Woodward, who designed the Blending Faith and Work learning experience, works with Convene as an executive coach to help Christian CEO’s and owners grow their businesses and integrate their faith for Kingdom impact. He’s an elder in his church and has been designing and leading adult-equipping learning experiences for over 15 years. As a result, he brings not only the Biblical truth about work into clearer light, but does so from the perspective of 35 years in the marketplace so that participants walk away with very practical recipes for blending their faith into whatever work they do.
Made To Flourish Richmond is hosting a special Christmas event to discuss what's happening in the Richmond, VA area through Faith/Work, Economic engagement, and to build greater networking collaboration.
All area Pastors and Leaders are invited to join together for free catered lunch and fellowship.
Topics that we will cover:
What are we learning (specifically from the last MTF events you attended)?
What are we applying in terms of Faith, Work, and Economic Wisdom?
What are we / our churches struggling with in terms of FWE?
How can we help one another (prayer, processing, partnership, resources)?
CHURCH IS NOT ABOUT SUNDAY; IT'S ABOUT MONDAY
Did you know that your work matters to God? In Hebrew, the same word for “work” is also the same word for “worship.” When you work it is worship unto God.
In the book of Genesis we see that God is the first worker. He’s an entrepreneur! He takes nothing and makes something in the six days of creation, and then he rests on the seventh day.
Work matters to God because you are co-creating with him. The Scripture says this:
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us;
establish the work of our hands for us— yes,
establish the work of our hands. (Psalm 90:17)
When you and I work, work does not end when we stop worshiping. On Sunday we come to worship but we continue to worship in our work on Monday morning.
Through this sermon series we will learn from Dr. Svetlana Papazov’s book A Church for Monday, and she will be with us on February 16th.
Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM to learn more about how and why our work matters to God.
This month’s guest speakers to MTF Richmond are Jim and Martha Brangenberg with iWork4Him.com. Both committed their lives to full-time Christian ministry as teenagers. After marrying they believed “full-time ministry meant being a pastor” and going to seminary, but God had a different plan. As entrepreneurs and business owners they came to understand that their workplace was their mission field and that their work was just as significant as the calling of their pastor or missionary friends. God answered the prayer of how to reach others with this same message, and on April 15, 2013 the very first iWork4Him Radio program was aired.
Together, Jim and Martha host the iWork4Him show and thousands are being challenged every day around the world with the simple message of “Your workplace is your mission field no matter what you do. In that mission field, you may be the only Jesus your co-workers or employees may ever meet.”
Join us, Hampton Roads and Richmond Made To Flourish City Networks, as we have a discussion with Pastor Justin House (Richmond,Va.), Bishop Designate Gail Roberts-House (Hampton, Va) and Pastor Natalie Chamberlain (Newport News, Va) as we talk about "Relationship Building During Times of Crisis". How do we "manage" the Scattered Church. What does community look like when we have turned the lights off, locked the doors and their is no more socialization within the context of the institutional Church.
Will "social distancing" erode the institutional gathered church and perpetuate a smaller relational scattered church since people are now communicating and caring for one another without direct pastoral oversight. Will these informal networks and groups become formalized based on needs and desires that were previously unknown?
Join Justin House (Made To Flourish Richmond) and Charles Cheek (Made To Flourish Hampton Roads) as they host another dynamic hour of conversation on the economic impact of the pandemic on the Black Church and the Black Community. Our guests will be Luke Bobo, Made To Flourish Director of Strategic Partnerships, and Leo Whitaker, Executive Minister of the Baptist Church Convention of Virginia.
How can the church make a difference in the city? How can the church help create flourishing society and revolutionize the way people view their faith and work? In this Made to Flourish Seminar we will discuss effective ways to reach our communities, our cities, and our nation for Christ.
The church has sought to fulfill the Great Commission through the Evangelistic Approach, but this alone cannot accomplish it. The apostolic approach enlists every believer, sanctifies every occupation, and touches every sphere of culture, empowering the church to not just go “to” all the world, but “into” all the world.
Join the Made To Flourish City Network Leaders and Pastors from Washington, DC, Richmond and Hampton Roads, Virginia. They will have a panel discussion on Waiting For Pentecost... A Cumulative Risk Assessment.
We will discuss an assessment of where we were, where we are, and where we go from here as we enter the next phase of the pandemic and beyond in our churches. As the apostles gathered waiting for what was next, how did they break it down?