Description Humanity, being in the image of God, is meant to be creative and manage our world. Yet it often seems that our daily responsibilities either become a god themselves or just serve as a distraction from serving the Lord. Work is not a product of the curse; rather it is a sacred call from God Himself! Join Faith@Work Chicago for this dynamic one-day conference and learn how to be an agent of worship and ministry in your place of…Find out more »
Please join us for this launch event designed to help you hone your skills and perspective in speaking God’s Word to those who enter the workplace. They need the confidence that God is not only with them, but that they are doing the very thing that God created them to do. When this happens, faith takes on a new place and emphasis. Powered by EventbriteFind out more »
Work. For some this word represents drudgery and the mundane. For others work is an idol to be served. If you find your people are anywhere on the spectrum from workaholic to weekend warrior, it's time to bridge the gap between Sunday worship and Monday work. Striking a balance between theological depth and practical counsel, Tom Nelson outlines God's purpose for work in a way that helps us to make the most of our vocation and to join God is…Find out more »
Please join us as we gather for lunch and hear from one of Made to Flourish's faculty members, Steven Garber. He is the 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. A consultant to foundations, corporations and educational institutions, he is a teacher of many people in many places. The author of The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief…Find out more »
One thing I appreciated about the Compassion Group was the willingness to struggle with complex issues. Not only did we grapple with a more developed sense of poverty – relational, spiritual, and economic – but also with complex solutions. The benefit has been a fresh evaluation of our ministry practices and metrics. It was helpful to get to know the other pastors and their struggles with these issues and to visit FCS Ministries and see in practice the approaches we discussed. My hope is that I leave this experience asking better questions and having more discerning eyes to evaluate our processes of service and exchange. As an outreach pastor, this is invaluable.
Pastor Doug Rowland, Pastor at Outreach Ministries & Attendee of Compassion Workshop
My time with the Made to Flourish Preaching Virtual Workshop has been personally enriching. I have enjoyed engaging a group of leaders who seek to disassemble the walls of false understanding often erected between sacred and secular work. These leaders are helping their congregants realize that everything they do, including their work, is part of God’s call. Programs like these are vital for our spiritual leaders. It provides them a space to learn and fellowship with other leaders and it helps them forge a common purpose together.
Dr. John Byron, Professor at Ashland Theological Seminary & Leader of Preaching Workshop
The Compassion Group with Bob Lupton helped me organize my thoughts and challenge my assumptions about effective compassionate outreach. An online forum is a helpful way to gain new ideas for ministry.