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?
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.
“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.Find out more »
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!
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.