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Upcoming Workshops

Wednesday, June 19
6:45 — 8:45 PM

Wednesday, July 17
6:45 — 8:45 PM

Wednesday, August 14
6:45 — 8:45 PM

Child care is available for infants, toddlers and young children.


Breakout Groups

June Theme: “What is the Purpose of Your Work?”

  1. How do you judge the value of your work? How do others see your work? Are these judgements accurate?

  2. What are some ways that your work promotes the well-being and wholeness of others?

  3. What parts of your work seem meaningful? What parts seem pointless?

  4. How could you serve others better through your work? What obstacles stand in your path?

 

If you have a question about Breakout Groups, you can email Josh Sinkgraven.


Seminar: Theology of Work

Took place at Grace Presbyterian Church on June 5, 2019.

Work is what you were made for. You are made in God’s image to rule over creation. You rule through cultivation, forming the world to flourish. (Work is not a necessary evil. Work is about more than just paying the bills.) Everybody works. Your work is defined by vocation, not compensation. You have a particular calling. You have gifts to share. Your work doesn’t have to transform culture, only contribute to it. Good work is inherently dignified and valuable. God is glorified through ordinary excellence. Good work glorifies God and serves others. Sin makes work hard, but grace restores work. The curse makes everything hard. Sloth and theft corrupt work. Sanctification comes through hard work. Grace equips you to give. Your task is to discern the God-given structure of your calling, find the right direction, to serve others and promote their flourishing.


A Prayer for Our Work

ALMIGHTY GOD, our heavenly Father, who declares your glory and shows forth your handiwork in the heavens and in the earth;

DELIVER US, WE BESEECH YOU, in our several callings, from the service of mammon, that we may do the work which you give us to do, in truth, in beauty, and in righteousness, with singleness of heart as your servants, and to the benefit of our fellow human beings;

FOR THE SAKE OF HIM who came among us as one who serves, your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Adapted from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer

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