What is Made to Flourish? A Letter to Pastors
I’d like to share a little bit about the Made to Flourish Pastors’ Network. I know, another network probably doesn’t make your eyes light up, but there are a few reasons why I think it’s worth checking out.
First, Made to Flourish is a network that is working with other networks and organizations in our area, not trying to supplant them. I’ve had the privilege of living and working in the Denver area for over ten years, and I’m profoundly grateful for all the ways God is moving. I believe Made to Flourish has something important to offer that integrates well with the things that are already happening.
Made to Flourish is committed to promoting conversation and movement in the integration of faith, work, and economics. When I first heard that I thought, “Why economics? That seems strange.” Economics isn’t just, or even primarily, about money. It is about the myriad exchanges that happen in our relationships and contexts everyday. In short, it’s about how we love our neighbor in every moment and aspect of life. So economics is essential to how we live as followers of Jesus.
Made to Flourish also focuses on faith and work. The people who comprise our churches spend a majority of their lives working. We need to be able to give meaningful answers to how that work matters in the overall story of God.
Not only is the focus of Made to Flourish important, but the things the network offers can be a huge benefit to you and your church. We offer events and forums to explore the integration of faith, work, and economics. This provides a context to explore these ideas with others who are thinking about them and implementing practices.
You can find more information about the network at www.madetoflourish.org. I’d love to grab coffee or lunch with you to talk about how Made to Flourish can benefit you and your church.
Rocky Mountain Regional Coordinator
Made to Flourish Pastors Network