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April 2018

Jesus and Jobs: Why Every Church Must Connect Faith to the Economy

Presenter: Matt Rusten
April 5 @ 2:00 pm - April 26 @ 3:30 pm CDT

How can the local church be a positive economic actor in the community? Over the course of two (2) 90-minute sessions, Made to Flourish Executive Director Matt Rusten will walk us through four pillars of economic wisdom and how they can be applied in our local church contexts.

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Glory in the Ordinary

Presenter: Courtney Reissig
April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Many people who fill your church’s pews each week work long hours under stressful conditions. They begin each week with a long list of mundane tasks, and are often placed in situations where no easy answers or solutions exist. Success is not indicated by measurable means, and they don’t get paid a dime for any of it. When we talk about the intersection of faith and work, the conversation is often limited to the things we get paid to do.…

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Lunch with Katelyn Beaty (Orlando)

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Citrus Club, Downtown Orlando, 255 S Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, 32801 United States

Join us to discuss ambition with guest speaker, Katelyn Beaty. Katelyn Beaty is author of A Woman's Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World (Simon & Schuster) and an editor at large at Christianity Today. During her nine years at the magazine, she served as the youngest and first female print managing editor and co-founded the popular women's website Her.meneutics. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and…

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Pastoral Lunch Discussion: Equipping your church for life at work (New York City)

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
WeWork @ Bryant Park, 54 West 40th Street
New York City, NY 10018 United States

The people in your church spend 10x to 20x more hours a week at work than they do in your church. How can you equip them for that reality? 

Join us for the Made to Flourish Pastor's Lunch. We'll share a meal and guide a discussion from problem to solution. 

Your hosts, 
Matt and Chip 

Matt Brown leads Resurrection Brooklyn, a multi-site Church Plant. 

Dr. Chip Roper is the Executive Director of the VOCA Center, a vocational ministry, and consultancy that strives to transform secular work into a sacred calling.

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How Church & Business Can Work Together (Detroit)

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April 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
Moody Theological Seminary, 41550 E Ann Arbor Trail
Plymouth, MI 48170 United States

Equip your church to integrate faith, work, and economics! Join Pastors Aaron Richardson and Mark Van Andel at Moody Seminary in Plymouth Michigan for the launch of the Metro Detroit chapter of Made to Flourish. We are committed to fulfilling the mission of empowering a growing network of pastors and their churches to integrate faith, work and economic wisdom for the flourishing of our communities. There will be a presentation and panel discussion on 'Church & Business Working Together for the Flourishing of Communities.' The panelists will include Christopher W. Brooks, Campus Dean, Moody Seminary; Bishop Edgar Vann, II from Second Ebenezer Church; Mr. Frank Riviera, Senior Vice President Rock Ventures and Dr. Charlie Self of Made to Flourish. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

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Equipping Lunch with an MTF Director: Dr. Charlie Self (Research Triangle)

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April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm EDT
The DoubleTree by Hilton RDU, 4810 Page Creek Lane
Durham, NC 27703 United States

Made To Flourish's Director of City Expansion and resident teacher, Dr. Charlie Self, will be visiting our network on April 30th. Join us for two sessions on Monday, over lunch and dessert, on these topics: The Holy Spirit, Economic Wisdom and the Future of the Local Church" "Flourishing Churches and Communities: Principles and Practices Across the USA" Charlie is a PhD in theology hailing from the Assemblies of God. He has been on the ground floor of seeing God do…

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May 2018

Dayton Lunch N Learn (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Presenter: Chuck Proudfit
May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Fairhaven Church, Room 201, 637 E. Whipp Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

As a business consultant and a working Christian, Chuck Proudfit has spent decades learning HOW to integrate faith at work in a marketplace that is ambivalent at best, and hostile at worst. Sharing “war stories” from the “trenches”, Chuck will share some principles for successfully living out Christian faith at work in any type of job.

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Learning Community – Session Two (Cleveland)

Presenters: Lisa Slayton, Kevin Dudley
May 3 - May 4
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The Learning Community (LC) is a unique educational experience.  Over the course of three sessions, participating pastors and congregational leaders will learn from recognized thought-leaders, visit with practitioners on the leading edge of this movement, and wrestle with their own practical plan for implementing these learnings in their own church community.  And perhaps most significantly, they will do all of this while rubbing shoulders with others who are wrestling with the same issues in the same city/region. Please visit our…

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More than a Grad Gift: Launching Faithful Graduates into All Walks of Life (Twin Cities)

May 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Pub 42, 7600 42nd Ave N.
New Hope, MN 55427 United States

Youth pastors are invited to join us for a fantastic lunch and to hear from a team of speakers from Anselm House at the U of M about the transition from High School to College/Career. Anselm House engages at the University of Minnesota with a mission to help students and U of M faculty connect faith and knowledge with all of life. As you enter into the busy graduation season, come for a time of recharge with good food, Twin Cities…

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The Church at Work: How Your Church Can More Effectively Integrate Faith, Work, and Economic Wisdom

Presenters: Will Messenger, Alistair Mackenzie
May 3 @ 3:00 pm - June 14 @ 4:00 pm CDT

How do local churches effectively integrate our theological beliefs about faith, work, and economics into the ongoing rhythms of local church life and practice? Over the course of four (4) 60-minute sessions, Will Messenger and Alistair Mackenzie (Theology of Work Project) will help us explore four key integration areas in the local church.  

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Vocational Thriving in a Changing World (Seattle)

Presenters: Dr. Denise Daniels, Dr. Steven Garber
May 5 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm PDT
Bethany Community Church, 8023 Green Lake Drive North
Seattle, WA 98103 United States

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.

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Cupcakes, Coffee and the Future of the Church: Insights for Discipleship and Mission (Twin Cities)

Presenter: Dr. Charlie Self
May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Centennial Hall, North Central University, 910
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States

Come join us for an evening addressing the future of the church. We will explore all kingdom facets that contribute to flourishing local churches and their communities. We will examine leadership and life, empowerment and ethics, and the need for both global vision and local application. This will be a highly interactive time and participants will leave with key ideas, practical principles and a series of questions to guide their prayers and strategies. We will unashamedly explore the hidden snares…

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Discipleship through Economic Wisdom: How Faithful Churches Create Flourishing Communities (Twin Cities)

Presenter: Dr. Charlie Self
May 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT
Mill City Museum, 704 S. 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

If we are planting and revitalizing healthy churches, our neighborhoods and cities will experience the impact of an awakened church. In this interactive time together, we will explore the biblical, historical and practical principles that help us know if we are making progress in our disciple-making and in the flourishing of our communities. Pastors are encouraged to bring a guest who will help them dream about how God can bring greater flourishing to their community through their church! Our speaker,…

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An Unhurried Leader with Alan Fadling (Los Angeles)

Presenter: Alan Fadling
May 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles, 1255 San Gabriel Boulevard
Rosemead, CA 91770 United States

We do believe that Made to Flourish's primary commitment is for healthy pastors to lead healthy congregations. As we find our own rhythm of work, rest, and grace, we can guide our people in the same direction. For this reason, we are excited to host a half-day event with Alan Fadling, who has recently written two books, An Unhurried Life and An Unhurried Leader. Alan has done some wonderful thinking and training on spiritual formation and leadership. We hope that you can join us.

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Mission2Monday (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Presenters: Laura Jackson, Tom Thatcher
May 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Crestview Presbyterian Church, 9463 Cincinnati-Columbus Road
West Chester, OH 45069 United States

Laura Jackson of At Work on Purpose and Tom Thatcher of Cincinnati Christian University will be speaking about practical ways to incorporate faith at work.

At Work on Purpose offers the Mission2Monday workshop as a simple way for believers to activate or enhance your faith walk at work. Using a powerful tool called The Choices Profile, this workshop guides working Christians to successfully integrate faith and work one wise choice at a time. The workshop will cover areas like understanding work as worship, identifying God’s calling for your work, upholding God’s standards of conduct at work, developing spiritually in and through work, and stewarding workplace resources for a kingdom contribution.

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Made to Flourish Lunch & Learn (Richmond)

Presenter: Dr. Kevin Dudley
May 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm EDT
Real Life Center for Entrepreneurial and Leadership Excellence, 14702 Village Square Place
Midlothian, VA 23112 United States

For this year’s Lunch & Learn with MTF-Richmond, we have invited special guest, Dr. Kevin Dudley, to come and teach us about faith, work, and economics.

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Holistic Discipleship with Students (Denver)

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am MDT
The Sacred Grace | The Acoma Office Building, 3220 S Acoma St
Englewood, CO 80110 United States

How can the church help students learn to live all of life with Jesus? In this interactive gathering we'll explore ways we can think holistically about the discipleship of middle and high school students and how we can put that thinking into practice. There will be a short reading sent to you before the event to help get us started.

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Virtual Book Club- Strength to Love by MLK Jr. (Cleveland/Columbus)

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Are you looking for healthy models of preaching that integrate faith, work, and economics? Would you like to discuss with other Pastors about how to address current issues in preaching? Or what the dangers are in allowing the news cycle to control the pulpit? Join us for a Book Club working through Strength to Love, collected sermons by Martin Luther King Jr. Correta Scott King writes, "If there is one book Martin Luther King Jr. has written that people consistently tell me has changed their…

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Light Up the City – Kingdom In the Marketplace (Seattle)

May 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT
Trinity West Seattle, 7551 35th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98126 United States

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

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Lunch & Learn- Cru’s The Leadership Circle, ft. Alan Schutz (Orlando)

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
The Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, Downtown Orlando, 1017 East Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

For this year’s Lunch & Learn Series, we have invited special guest, Alan Schutz, to come each month and teach us a pioneering faith, work, and economics curriculum called The Leadership Circle. The Leadership Circle curriculum is a tool for pastors to use with their church leaders, as well as others in their congregation. As Cru has piloted this program in a few global settings, pastors have commented that though they may teach some of these ideas on Sunday, they…

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Pastoral Lunch Discussion: Equipping your Church for Life @ Work (New York City)

Presenters: Matt Brown, Dr. Chip Roper
May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
WeWork @ Bryant Park, 54 West 40th Street
New York City, NY 10018 United States

The people in your church spend 10x to 20x more hours a week at work than they do in your church. How can you equip them for that reality?

Join us for the Made to Flourish Pastor's Lunch. We'll share a meal and guide a discussion from problem to solution.

Your hosts,

Matt and Chip

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June 2018

Cincinnati Lunch and Learn (Cincinnati/Dayton)

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Worship Center | Cincinnati Christian University, 2700 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45204 United States

Kathy Book, founder of Women in the Marketplace will discuss that ministry's mission to equip working women to confidently pursue their faith and career for the glory of God.

Women in the Marketplace empowers women to faithfully follow God's plan for their lives. Please register by email using the button below.

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Lunch & Learn- Cru’s The Leadership Circle, ft. Alan Schutz (Orlando)

June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
The Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, Downtown Orlando, 1017 East Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

For this year’s Lunch & Learn Series, we have invited special guest, Alan Schutz, to come each month and teach us a pioneering faith, work, and economics curriculum called The Leadership Circle. The Leadership Circle curriculum is a tool for pastors to use with their church leaders, as well as others in their congregation. As Cru has piloted this program in a few global settings, pastors have commented that though they may teach some of these ideas on Sunday, they…

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Learning Community – Session Three (Cleveland)

Presenters: Charlie Self, Amy Sherman
June 28 - June 29
TBD,

The Learning Community (LC) is a unique educational experience.  Over the course of three sessions, participating pastors and congregational leaders will learn from recognized thought-leaders, visit with practitioners on the leading edge of this movement, and wrestle with their own practical plan for implementing these learnings in their own church community.  And perhaps most significantly, they will do all of this while rubbing shoulders with others who are wrestling with the same issues in the same city/region. Please visit our…

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August 2018

Lunch & Learn- Cru’s The Leadership Circle, ft. Alan Schutz (Orlando)

August 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
The Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, Downtown Orlando, 1017 East Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

For this year’s Lunch & Learn Series, we have invited special guest, Alan Schutz, to come each month and teach us a pioneering faith, work, and economics curriculum called The Leadership Circle. The Leadership Circle curriculum is a tool for pastors to use with their church leaders, as well as others in their congregation. As Cru has piloted this program in a few global settings, pastors have commented that though they may teach some of these ideas on Sunday, they…

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September 2018

Lunch with Tom Nelson (Orlando)

Presenter: Tom Nelson
September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, 106 E Church St
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

Join us for a Special Speaker's Series Luncheon with Tom Nelson. To register, go to fpco.org/register

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Lunch & Learn- Cru’s The Leadership Circle, ft. Alan Schutz (Orlando)

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
The Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, Downtown Orlando, 1017 East Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

For this year’s Lunch & Learn Series, we have invited special guest, Alan Schutz, to come each month and teach us a pioneering faith, work, and economics curriculum called The Leadership Circle. The Leadership Circle curriculum is a tool for pastors to use with their church leaders, as well as others in their congregation. As Cru has piloted this program in a few global settings, pastors have commented that though they may teach some of these ideas on Sunday, they…

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October 2018

Lunch & Learn- Cru’s The Leadership Circle, ft. Alan Schutz (Orlando)

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
The Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, Downtown Orlando, 1017 East Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

For this year’s Lunch & Learn Series, we have invited special guest, Alan Schutz, to come each month and teach us a pioneering faith, work, and economics curriculum called The Leadership Circle. The Leadership Circle curriculum is a tool for pastors to use with their church leaders, as well as others in their congregation. As Cru has piloted this program in a few global settings, pastors have commented that though they may teach some of these ideas on Sunday, they…

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November 2018

Lunch & Learn- Cru’s The Leadership Circle, ft. Alan Schutz (Orlando)

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
The Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, Downtown Orlando, 1017 East Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

For this year’s Lunch & Learn Series, we have invited special guest, Alan Schutz, to come each month and teach us a pioneering faith, work, and economics curriculum called The Leadership Circle. The Leadership Circle curriculum is a tool for pastors to use with their church leaders, as well as others in their congregation. As Cru has piloted this program in a few global settings, pastors have commented that though they may teach some of these ideas on Sunday, they…

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