Faith & Work Integration for a Life of Purpose

4 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

Learn to see your work as an expression of faith, with purpose, for the common good

Course overview

Integrating faith & work giving meaning to 100,000 hours of our lives at work

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.

Who is this course for

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Christians who have become disillusioned with their work and wonder about the purpose of their life

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Business owners & C-Suite leaders who wonder what more they could do w/ their companies beyond producing or donating to charity

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Anyone, of faith or none, curious about a spiritual perspective to vocational calling & life's purpose

What you’ll get out of this course

Biblical examples for work

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

Key Theological Categories for Understanding Purpose thru Work

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

Examples of Healthy Faith & Work Integration

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)

Course syllabus

4 live sessions • 5 modules • 2 lessons • 3 projects
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  • Post-Course

    Modules

    • Reflection on Application

What people are saying

        We were recipients of Dr. Thorp's teaching, and saw firsthand the impact of the curriculum in associates and the greater connectivity it brought to the team. A place where team members lean in and share along with the learning of how work/life co-exist was very fruitful.
John Burden

John Burden

CEO, Broadcrest Asset Management
        Dr. Thorp’s rich & dynamic teaching opened my heart and mind to the critical work of cultural renewal in my community. The content gave me a view for restoration in the places we live and work. Faith and work can and should be a seamless marriage. The discovery that occurs in these sessions is remarkable and highly valuable for every participant.
Amy Lein

Amy Lein

Chief Human Resources Officer, Second Harvest Foodbank
        Case Thorp is an innovative and entrepreneurial leader and teacher. His teaching has shaped my thinking and way of doing business within the boundaries and teachings of my faith.  His approach is an extremely credible and useful way to seek guidance on how to live out the work God has given me.
Jason Frazier

Jason Frazier

Pineloch Management Corporation
        The in-depth experience stretched my Christian beliefs allowing my mind to do a deeper dive into the history of the faith. The teaching each week challenged me to think beyond what I've learned over the years and embrace different perspectives. I continue to apply the knowledge and resources to my daily spiritual practice as I grow in my faith.
Anne Taylor

Anne Taylor

Director of Philanthropy, IDignity

Meet your instructor

Dr. Case Thorp

Dr. Case Thorp

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.

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Course schedule

2 hours per week
  • Wednesdays

    8:00pm - 9:00pm EST


  • January 10th to 31st 2024


  • Weekly readings & exercises

    2 hours per week

    1 hour in class, 1 hour of readings and exercises

Free resource

Free Article on the Dignity of Work

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks said,

“The market economy is deeply congruent with the values set out in the Hebrew Bible. Material prosperity is a divine blessing. Poverty crushes the spirit as well as the body, and its alleviation is a sacred task. Work is a noble calling.”


Learn about how The Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. connected ancient texts to the work of every day people.

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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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