Learn to see your work as an expression of faith, with purpose, for the common good
Many Christians fail to make the connection between Sunday and Monday, and wonder what their faith has to do with their work. In four sessions we will look at what the Bible has to say about faith and work integration and key theological categories for framing the work of our hands. We will consider the prevalent views on the purpose of work, and reconsider the Christian view, both historically and in today's work place. We will look at the appropriate and inappropriate ways faith is expressed in a public environment. Finally, we will place our work within the context of the common good in our context and complete this sentence: "The reason I do X for a living as a Christian is..."
**All are welcome: people of any faith or no faith. There will be no proselytizing.
Christians who have become disillusioned with their work and wonder about the purpose of their life
Business owners & C-Suite leaders who wonder what more they could do w/ their companies beyond producing or donating to charity
Anyone, of faith or none, curious about a spiritual perspective to vocational calling & life's purpose
Learn what key Christian texts have to say about God's design for work, problems with work, how vocations function in culture, the limits and possibilities
The theologies of creation, vocation, structure & direction, time, and the kingdom of heaven give us a structure to understand our call and work-life investment
We will look at various work place cultures, biographies of both top leaders and every-day workers, and different company approaches to the quadruple bottom line (profit, customers, employees, and environment)
Faith & Work Integration for a Life of Purpose
Jan 11—Jan 14
Jan 15—Jan 21
Jan 22—Jan 28
Jan 29—Feb 1
Dr. Case Thorp serves as the Theologian in Residence at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, and leads The Collaborative, Inc (www.collaborativeorlando.com), a content creation and collaboration organization focused on cultural renewal. He served as the 39th Moderator of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, and regularly speaks and writes on issues pertaining to faith in the public square.
Case writes on cultural renewal, and faith and work regularly, and has been published in the Orlando Sentinel and the Wall Street Journal.
He holds degrees from Oxford College (AA), Emory University (BA), Princeton Theological Seminary (MDIV), and Fuller Theological Seminary (DMIN in Missional Ecclesiology).
Case enjoys time engaging the arts, urban design, politics, cycling, and both a NYT and WSJ in Starbucks.
8:00pm - 9:00pm EST
2 hours per week
1 hour in class, 1 hour of readings and exercises
Active hands-on learning
This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects
Interactive and project-based
You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams
Learn with a cohort of peers
Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you
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