How do we go from the joy of answering the age-old question “what do you want to be when you grow up” as a child, to the weekly dread of Mondays as an adult? Is work simply a means to an end, or is it a means of grace? Keep Growing as we discuss and explore the state of “work” and how it might be one of God’s greatest gifts to man – a sacrament that changes us and this world.
Join us for an evening with Dr. Michael Wittmer, author of Becoming Worldly Saints. If following Jesus involves a life of sacrifice and suffering, is it wrong for a Christian to seek purpose and joy in this world? Many Christians sense tension between their desires to enjoy life in this world--the beauty of God's creation, the rich love of deep relationships with others--and the reality that this world is fallen and broken, in need of redemption. How can we embrace and thrive in the tension between enjoying creation and promoting redemption? Dr. Wittmer believes the answer is by living out our God-given purposes. Come learn what it means to be a "worldly saint".
Well known author, Michael Wittmer, will challenge us to truly evaluate our theology and identify ways it may not fully integrate in all of life. What is a sacred/secular divide and how does it now fit with God's plan for the world? This workshop for pastors and leaders will address this tough question, and offer resources to consider how to better lead and teach from a whole-life theology perspective.
Join us for a Labor Day Worship Celebration! We will be giving thanks to God for calling us to use our labor to work with Him for the redemption of creation.
We will meet after the worship service for fellowship at Mather's in downtown Orlando.