Join MTF Seattle for a Pastors' Breakfast with Dr. Steve Garber, founder and principal of The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation & Culture, which is focused on reframing the way people understand life, especially the meaning of vocation and the common good. Having worked extensively with pastors and churches, join in on the conversation on how you can reframe vocation for the sake of your local congregation. In addition to his work with The Washington Institute, Dr. Garber serves as…
Join Made to Flourish Seattle and Fuller's Cascade Fellows for a breakfast with Dr. Tod Bolsinger as we think about the question, "What can we do to keep our churches from dying?" This question haunts many congregational leaders today. As the world around us changes so rapidly, we can feel disoriented, discouraged, and, at times, even defeated. During this conversation, we will together discuss the leadership lessons of American Explorers, Lewis and Clark. Drawing from his extensive experience as a…
Come eat a delicious breakfast, connect with other pastors committed to the flourishing of their congregations in the city, and hear from Chris Gough about what Light Up The City is doing to connect networks of churches that are seeking the flourishing of their particular neighborhoods! Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.
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? Seattle will join 19 other sites for this unique conference experience featuring a combination of simulcast presentations…Find out more »
Our world is undergoing vast technological, institutional, and societal changes, which affects everything from our sense of identity, our understanding of God’s calling, and our vocations.
Join us for this one-day gathering as we make sense of these changes and imagine how God might be calling us to respond.
This quarterly will focus on engaging the business sector in our networks, congregations and cities. We will be showing a powerful 30 minute documentary from Dealmaker Films, to encourage and inspire our business and marketplace leaders. Please bring a christian business leader from your network or congregation. Popcorn included!
Doors open at 11 am, program starts at 11:30 am
We will be gathering for a hearty breakfast and discussing how to flourish in our ministry.
Our discussion will encompass compelling questions about how we as pastors and church leaders can truly flourish in our own unique vocations. Perhaps it goes without saying, but if our aim is to help our congregations flourish in their vocations - it seems pretty important that we have some sense of how to do that ourselves.
This is a great opportunity to listen and share about our success and struggles with flourishing in our work as pastors and ministry leaders.
Hear from Matthew Kaemingk (Fuller Theological Seminary) regarding the connection between our gathered worship in the sanctuary and our scattered work throughout the city. We will dive into:
How can the church help its people bridge this divide between worship and work, liturgy and labor?
How can we practice the presence of God in the workplace?
How can we bring our work to God as a sacrifice of praise in the sanctuary?
Join us for this discussion and enjoy a hearty, warm breakfast together. The event is free and is insightful for worship leaders, pastors, and any lay ministers serving in the church.