Perhaps you’ve heard that there is an exciting and important Australian Tour on the horizon (http://www.puttingyourfaithtowork.com.au/), featuring the Executive Director of the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity(LICC), Mark Greene. As former marketing executive, and also Vice Principal of the London School of Theology, he’s a world leader in “Putting Faith to Work” and Whole-Life Discipleship.
Check out the Brisbane events from Friday – Saturday July 12-13 here,
(1) Friday breakfast with business folks, on “‘Living a different story in the workplace'”
(2) Friday 10am-3pm Church Leaders Seminar on:
Session 1: Building a whole-life discipleship church culture + tips for worker-friendly churches
Session 2 Church gathered – shaping worship and preaching to support whole-life discipleship
Session 3 Church scattered – how to equip and support Christians to be even more fruitful on their frontlines
(3) Friday 6:30-9:00pm Workplace Roundtable for theological educators and church/parachurch leaders, with meaty conversations over dinner at a restaurant (tba), asking the hard questions about how church, theological education and workplace can work better together for maximal kingdom witness and whole life discipleship. Mark will cast a vision for 2025, describing what it *could* look like, and we can then engage and critique the vision, considering steps from here to there.
(4) Saturday 9am-3:00pm Putting Your Faith to Work Conference, aimed at Christian Workers, Church Leaders and Theological Educators, exploring:
Session 1: Reading the Bible through Worker’s Eyes
Session 2: Reading & Transforming Workplace Culture
Session 3: Evangelism in the workplace
We’re still finalising the where and when and costs for these events, but Murray Wright as tour coordinator has worked very hard to find sponsorship so that these events are way underpriced, with maximal value.
Hopefully you can hear my heart in this … far more than just another event, I truly believe this is pivotal at this cultural juncture, and incredibly strategic for leaders at every level to engage. I’m hoping you may both attend, and promote these events among your networks for maximum impact.
In particular, for those theological educators and denominational/ministry leaders among us, please consider coming to the Friday night dinner that I’m hosting (block your diary, with details to come), for Mark has just finished a multi-year international consultation with theological colleges about how to better educate for whole life discipleship, and build meaningful links between church, academy and marketplace. I value your input, to spur on this crucial conversation.
Find out more – http://www.puttingyourfaithtowork.com.au/copy-of-melbourne