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Upcoming Workshops

Wednesday, August 14
6:45 — 8:45 PM

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


Breakout Groups

august Theme: “How do i make the right decisions at work?”

  1. How do I know what work is right for me? Is it just a question of what pays the most?

  2. How do I know whether to stay at a difficult job? When is it the right time to go?

  3. When I have to make tough choices, how can I be sure which option is best?

  4. How should I respond to bad decisions made by bosses, clients, others?

Additional Resource

In addition to your breakout discussions, consider doing this devotional from The Theology of Work Project on “How to Make the Right Decision.”

 

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


Workshop: july 2019

Took place at Grace Presbyterian Church on July 24, 2019.

We asked the following questions of our panel:

  1. How does my work shape or form the raw material of creation?

  2. What is the “structure” of my work? What are the ways I can tell if I’m doing the work well?

  3. What truths does my work tell? What lies is my work tempted to tell?

  4. What benefit do my fellow human beings enjoy from my work?

Additional Resource

During the session, we reviewed this 2013 presentation by Rev. Tim Keller titled “Redefining Work”:


Workshop: June 2019

Took place at Grace Presbyterian Church on June 19, 2019.

We asked the following questions of our panel:

  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?


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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