April 2019

The Future of Work: A Christian Take on Work, Meaning, and Identity in the New Economy (Denver)

Presenter: Dr. Phil Lorish
April 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT
Park Church, 3025 W 37th Ave
Denver, CO 80211 United States

A mounting body of research suggests the labor market is in the middle of a pivot—a rather ominous one already being called the “fourth industrial revolution.” One study by Citigroup and Oxford University found that 47 percent of jobs could be automated in the next decade. More recently, a report by the McKinsey Global Institute found that nearly half of all jobs could be replaced by technology that already exists—drones, self-driving vehicles, automatic kiosks, robo-traders, self-learning software, 3-D printers, and other forms of artificial intelligence.

How do we navigate the fast-changing nature of our economy with courage as opposed to fear, with thoughtfulness as opposed to reactivity, and with theological curiosity as opposed apathetic fatalism?   What does this meaning for the future of work?  How do church leaders pastor and disciple others in light of this change? 

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May 2019

Prepare/Enrich training (Denver)

May 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Denver Seminary, 6399 South Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120 United States

The Thrivent Member Network - Rocky Mountain Region and Made to Flourish are hosting a Prepare/Enrich certification workshop for pastors or church leaders who reside within the Denver area and who have a desire to support couples and help them deepen their bond and make the relationship last a lifetime. Prepare-Enrich is considered the number 1 relationship assessment with over 30 years of experience.

Register today for this opportunity to receive complimentary certification (valued at $175.00). Capacity limited to 50 attendees.

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September 2019

Engaging Generations Through Generosity (Denver)

September 19, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am MDT
Denver Seminary, 6399 South Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120 United States

“Engaging Generations through Generosity” is an interactive workshop for church leaders, during which participants explore different expressions of generosity and develop ideas to engage with all generations (including millennials and Gen Z) in their church and community. Made to Flourish is partnering with Thrivent to facilitate this workshop based on new, in-depth Barna Group research on Christians’ attitudes and behaviors around generosity.

This three hour experience offers you the opportunity to:

Use Barna research to understand how Christians really feel about generosity. Hint: It may not be what you think!
Learn what generosity means to different generations – And why it matters.
Collaborate with and learn from other church leaders in the Denver Metro area
Join an ongoing local learning community of church leaders if desired

The price of the workshop is $50. What you will get:

Admission for you and one additional attendee from your church/staff
A transformational half-day session filled with research, reflection, and insight-driven exercises
Participant workbook, tools, and resources to guide your learning
The opportunity to join a no-cost learning community to help put what you learn into action

Breakfast and snacks will be served.

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January 2020

Community Restoration and Civil Society (Denver)

Presenters: Anthony B. Bradley, Ph.D, James Whitford, John D. Wilsey, Ph.D.
January 29, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm MST
The Ramble Hotel, 1280 25th St
Denver, CO 80205 United States

Many of our nation’s cities possess the same challenges: racial division, chronic homelessness, and social isolation. For most of our history, churches, businesses, clubs, and voluntary organizations have been the most effective in addressing our nation’s major ills. This still holds true today.

Join us for a time where we will examine thoughtful and innovative models meant to heal our fraught racial history, help those experiencing homelessness, and patch our fraying social fabric. It is through the institutions of civil society that we will see our communities truly restored.

Registration Deadline: January 20, 2020 - Hurry, seats are limited!

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February 2020

Pastors Retreat (Denver)

February 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - February 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm MST
Large ranch house

On February 6-8 (Thurs-Sat) Denver area pastors will gather at Revelation Ranch. Here's what's included:

- Ice Climbing
- Gourmet Meals
- Sessions led by Gordon MacDonald
- Time of Solitude
- Prayer for our City
- Substantial Rest & Free Time

Through the partnership of Core Ventures, Made to Flourish, and DIFW, your cost is reduced to $200.  Full location details will be provided to registered participants.

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Dissecting Our Western Culture: A Conversational Lecture with Michael Goheen (Denver)

Presenter: Michael Goheen
February 6, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm MST
Zoom (online), United States

It's often hard to discern the cultural waters within which we swim. The values and assumptions of our society flow through our lives in implicit, and at times insidious, ways.

As Christians, we must pay attention to these things. And mine God's Word for a better way.

In what ways does the biblical story confront our Western culture?
How should we reorient our priorities and habits to live with a thick presence and robust joy?

Join us as we learn from and interact with Dr. Michael Goheen on how to dissect our present context and pursue God's vision for life in his kingdom.

Date and Time: Thursday, February 6, 1:30-3:30PM
Location: Online Interactive Call

Cost: Free! (You just need to reserve a spot.)

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March 2020

Pain, Healthcare, and Faithful Discipleship: A Pastor’s Lunch Conversation (Denver)

Presenter: Brett McCarty
March 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm MDT
Punch Bowl Social, 65 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203 United States
drug/medicine use

On March 12, Denver Institute is hosting an event on chronic pain for health care professionals. One of the keynote speakers is Brett McCarty, faculty at a joint Divinity and Medical School program at Duke University. Pastoral continuing educaiton is one of his passions.

Join us for a lunch conversation around topics such as: a Christian view of pain, understanding the opioid crisis, and a historical theology of the church and healthcare. Denver Institute and Made to Flourish will cover lunch for you or any interested staff members - you just bring questions and curiosity.

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May 2020

How to Disciple Your People through Work Disruptions (Denver)

Presenter: Missy Wallace
May 13, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm MDT
Zoom (online), United States
city street

Join Denver Institute for Faith & Work and Made to Flourish for a Zoom call with Missy Wallace of the Global Faith & Work Initiative (City to City.) Missy recently developed the COVID-19 Work Disruption Tool, a model for bringing the hope of the gospel to your members in a contextualized way. We’ll also hear from two people experiencing unemployment about how their faith community can best support them in this season.

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August 2020

Christ and Our Political Moment (Denver)

Presenters: Justin Giboney, Scott Sauls
August 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm MDT
Zoom (online), United States
capitol building

Made to Flourish invites you to join Justin Giboney - AND Campaign president, Scott Sauls - pastor of Christ Presbyterian (Nashville), and ministry leaders from around the country for a hopeful conversation about Christian political engagement.

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September 2020

Watch Party: The Politics of Neighborly Love (Denver)

Presenters: Justin Giboney, Bill Haslam, Stephanie Summers, Scott Sauls, Ryan Tafilowski, Matt Hand
September 17, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm MDT
Asterisk Denver, 1075 Park Ave West
Denver, CO 80205
let's love our community graffiti

We invite you to join us on Thursday, September 17th for food and drink at Asterisk Denver as we interact and watch the livestream event, The Politics of Neighborly Love: Christian Citizenship in a Divided Age, put on by the Denver Institute for Faith & Work.

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