Flourishing Disciples, Churches and Communities: Connecting Sunday Worship and Monday Work (Richmond)
You are invited to attend a FREE BREAKFAST for the Richmond network's launch event. At this breakfast, we will explore the intersections of discipleship and outreach, as well as spiritual and social transformation. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Charlie Self, the Director of City Development for the Made to Flourish Network. Charlie brings his leadership and expertise in resourcing current cities while helping to create new networks across all denominations throughout the United States. He will lead a highly…
The Common Good conference was created as a way to engage in a conversation about the common good — a subject that is not often addressed directly, especially among Christians. What is the common good? Why is the common good so central to the mission of the church? And what are some practical ways we can pursue the common good, both as individuals and churches? Richmond will join 19 other sites for this unique conference experience featuring a combination of simulcast presentations…Find out more »
Are you maximizing your God-given gifts as a pastor in ways that bring deep joy to your life, the life of your congregation, and to the life of the city? In this one-day seminar you will • Gain a clear awareness of the gifts God has given you • Learn new ways to steward your gifts • Hone your craft as a pastor • Experience more joy in your work CLICK HERE to register
For this year’s Lunch & Learn series, we invited Amber Weigand-Buckley. She is the founder of Barefaced Creative, specializing in global brand and communications management. She is also a member of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA), and holds more than 20 years of award-winning media experience. We will learn how to use digital media and branding in order to minister better to our communities and how to help those we serve to connect their Sunday faith to their Monday to Friday lives.Find out more »
Pastors and ministry leaders have the privilege to equip people for whole-life discipleship, so they can live out their faith in the marketplace.
But often, as church leaders, we fail to disciple into bridging the gap between Sunday morning worship and Monday morning work, because we fail to communicate through stories the importance of faith integration.
In this seminar we will seek to explore the dynamics of intentional discipleship in the workplace and to identify practical ways of living out our faith beyond Sunday morning. Jesus' heavenly ascension was preceded by the impartation of an earthly assignment to His followers to make disciples as we go about our daily lives. In many cases, we have easily absorbed this missional mandate into the culture of our churches but have fallen woefully short in the marketplace, where we spend most of our waking moments. If we are going to effectively complete the mission assigned to us, we must intentionally integrate our Sunday profession with our Monday practice.You are invited to join the Richmond Network for lunch as we explore this topic in depth and learn from practitioners who successfully embody an integrated faith praxis in the marketplace. All pastors and ministry leaders are invited. Catered lunch will be provided.
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? How can pastors be more involved with the community, and how can they measure the impact of the church in making whole-life disciples in the marketplace? In this Made to Flourish Seminar we will discuss effective ways to reach our communities, our cities and our nation for Christ. We will explore how we can engage the people in the marketplace, and how we can build churches with mission minded believers by utilizing Spiritual Formation, Healthy Relationships, Personal Wholeness, Vocational Clarity, Work, and Economics.Our guest speaker for this event is Jamé Bolds (Ph.D. (c), University van Stellenbosch). He will be exploring Discipleship Dynamics, a whole life discipleship assessment. He is the Lead Pastor and CEO of Victory Church in Yorktown, Virginia, a hybrid consisting of a church, preschool, LLC, and two philanthropic foundations. He holds ordination in the Assemblies of God and serves as an adjunct professor of leadership and ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He writes on issues of pastoring faith, work, and economics at jamebolds.com
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.