Twin Cities

August 2019

Pastors and Leaders Collaborative Lunch (Twin Cities)

August 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 15321 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, 55391 United States

There is great kingdom blessing through collaboration of pastors and churches in the Twin Cities.

Made To Flourish Twin Cities is starting a monthly meeting to discuss what's happening in the Cities through Faith/Work, Economic Wisdom engagement, and to build greater collaboration. 

MTF pastors and leaders are invited to join together for lunch and sharing.  Specifically: 
What are you learning (specifically from the last MTF event you attended)?

What are you applying in terms of Faith, Work, and Economic Wisdom?
What are you / your church struggling with in terms of FWE?
How can we help one another (prayer, processing, partnership, resources)?

$10 to cover lunch.  Hosted at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church.

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September 2019

Forming Young Adults for Faith in the Workplace (Twin Cities)

Presenter: Elaine Howard Ecklund
September 17 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am CDT
Station 19, East Bank Campus, UMN, 2001 University Ave SE, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN United States

For many, work is the single largest time commitment in life. And for many, faith and church community are the most meaningful commitments in life. Elaine Howard Ecklund, professor of sociology and director of the Religion and Public Life Program (RPLP) at Rice University, is currently leading a national study to understand how people integrate these two facets of life.

Elaine says about the project: “Our goal is that detailed data collection and carefully designed outreach efforts will put easy-to-understand data into the hands of as many U.S. clergy as possible and create networks of clergy who are trained to meet the spiritual needs of working men and women.”

Please join us for a conversation with Elaine aimed at helping campus ministers and pastors understand what she’s discovering about faith and work through this research, and what it means for our efforts to help students and young adults prepare for a lifetime of Christian faithfulness in the workplace.

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October 2019

Faith and Work Unleashed (Twin Cities)

Presenters: Dr. Luke Bobo (Made To Flourish), Dr. Patrick Lai (Open USA), Dr. Bill Tibbetts (North Central University)
October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Cedar Valley Churrch, 8600 Bloomington Avenue S
Bloomington, MO 55425 United States

In order to see transformation in our communities and in our world, churches, marketplace professionals and students must begin to think about work and faith in strategic new ways. The interconnection of the two is a Biblical idea that holds the key to powerful and innovative expressions of the Kingdom of God at work in our world. To find out more about Faith and Work Unleashed, join us on Monday, October 14 at Cedar Valley Church in Bloomington.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear from thought leaders in the Business as Mission space and have the chance to interact in breakout sessions and panel discussions. Workshops and speakers for the evening include:

From the 925 Window to the 1040 Window - Dr. Patrick Lai, Open USA
This workshop will look at the practical ways to utilize your 9-to-5 expertise (job skills and experiences) in order to make a kingdom impact on those parts of the world where there is no church and no known believers (the 1040 window) without ever leaving your home. Whether you are a student, professional, or church leader, everyone has a part to play.
A Faith and Work Unleashed Church: An Inside Look - Dr. Luke Bobo, Made To Flourish
At Made to Flourish, we contend that a church that has truly unleashed a robust theology of faith and work will travel in four lanes or four integration areas. Those four integration areas are: the worship gathering, pastoral practice, spiritual formation/discipleship, and outreach/missions. We will explore these four integration areas together in this workshop.

The 4 Lies We Believe - Dr. Bill Tibbetts, North Central University
Together, lets unshackle the bondage that many Christian professionals experience when wrestling with understanding their kingdom purpose at work. An unapologetic approach to expose the lies that many Christians have about work will be countered by the clear truth that God communicates to us through His word. Whether you work as a barista, the owner of a company, a stay at home mother, or a pastor, you will find this workshop paramount.
Event Schedule and Details

6:00-7:00 pm - Guest Speaker Presentations

7:00-8:00 pm - Breakout Workshops

8:00-8:30 pm - Panel Discussion with Guests

8:30-9:00 pm - Networking and Connection

Location: Cedar Valley Church, 8600 Bloomington Avenue S., Bloomington, (Enter through Door 10)

Questions: Contact Devin Dickel, or Jon Kuert,

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Developing Servant Leaders in Your Congregation (Twin Cities)

Presenters: Dr. Justin Irving, Dr. Mark Strauss
October 22 @ 12:15 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
Bethel Seminary – Anderson Center, 2 Pine Tree Drive
Arden Hills, Minnesota 55112

What does it mean to engage in the work of leadership, in any sector, in a manner that is influenced and informed by biblical foundations and best-practice wisdom? Join us for the deeper dive for pastors to be equipped as servant leaders and empowered to develop servant leaders in their churches who lead not just in church settings but in all areas of their life and work in a manner consistent with biblical wisdom.

This seminar will include teaching as well as shared discussion and problem solving led by Dr. Justin Irving and Dr. Mark Strauss from Bethel Seminary will present and guide discussion.

This event is co-sponsored with Thrivent & Work With Purpose.

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