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Transforming Vocation - Work and Faith Conference

4 July 2019

As evangelical Christians, we are convinced that every believer is called to serve Christ and his mission, and we are committed to seeing that call expressed in every aspect of life. However, for too long too many Christians have sensed that their calling at work is second best; and that pastoral ministry and missionary service are the vocations that really matter.

We are convinced otherwise, and are committed to seeing our churches and colleges develop a better theology—and practice—of vocation, one that recognises and values the contribution that all Christians can make to Christ’s mission through all of their life and work.

To that end, with the support of the Australian College of Theology, we will be running an inaugural biennial Transforming Vocation conference on 4–6 July 2019 at Morling College. Mark Greene from the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, one of the leaders of the faith and work movement in the UK, will be the keynote speaker.

The aim of the conference is twofold. First, we want to provide an opportunity for participants to engage at the highest level in theological and practical reflection on the nature of work, the changing cultural and economic landscape in which we now operate as workers, and how churches and their leaders can more effectively equip their members to think well and live faithfully as workers. Second, we want to further the development of a vibrant network of thinkers and practitioners in the integration of faith and work across the evangelical theological colleges of Australia and New Zealand, and so contribute to the burgeoning evangelical faith and work movement.

4-6 July 2019

Registration Cost:

  • Standard Registration - $300.00
  • Student Registration - $200.00
  • One Day Only - $120.00
  • Public Event: Conference Dinner (not included in conference fee) - $50.00

PROGRAM

Click on the dates below so see the program for each day of the conference. 

  • Thursday, 4 July 2019

    9.00am - Registration
    10.00am - Welcome; Presentations from Kara Martin, Dave Benson and Andrew Sloane; Keynote Presentation from Mark Greene, Whole Life Discipleship in Global Theological Education
    12.00pm - Presentation from Mark McCrindle
    1.00pm - Lunch
    2.00pm - Presentation from Karina Kreminski on Cultural Exegesis
    3.00pm - Exegetical Walk around Macquarie Park
    5.00pm - Close

  • Friday, 5 July 2019

    8.30am - Reflection: Lectio Divinia
    9.00am - Mark Greene: Introduction to Theology Stream
    10.00am - Break Out Session 1
    10.50am - Morning Tea
    11.10am - Break Out Session 2
    12.00pm - Break Out Session 3
    1.00pm - Lunch
    2.00pm - Theology Panel 
    2.30pm - Mark Greene: Introduction to Workplace Stream
    3.00pm - Break Out Session 4
    3.50pm - Afternoon Tea 
    4.10pm - Church Panel
    5.00pm - Close
    6.30pm - Conference Dinner with Mark Greene, "The year is 2025, and all your plans and dreams have come to pass. Paint a picture of how the church, theological colleges and marketplace would function together as one to transform vocation, forming a holistic kingdom witness."

  • Saturday, 6 July 2019

    8.30am - Reflection: Workplace Examen
    9.00am - Mark Greene: Introduction to Workplace
    10.00am - Break Out Session 5
    10.50am - Morning Tea
    11.10am - Break Out Session 6
    12.00pm - Break Out Session 7
    12.30pm - Workplace Panel 
    1.15pm - Lunch
    2.00pm - Close; Students studying this unit for credit will continue until 5.00pm


LOCATION

Morling College - 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2113
Access via Saunders Close


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MARK GREENE

Mark joined the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity as Executive Director in 1999, and in 20 years has spoken on all God’s people empowered to live their whole lives in fruitful relationship with Christ in the UK, continental Europe and the US. His published work includes Thank God It’s Monday, Supporting Christians at Work, Pocket Prayers for Work, and Fruitfulness on the Frontline. Most recently, Mark has written The one about…, a collection of true stories about God at work in our everyday lives. Mark has degrees in Hebrew from Cambridge, Theology from London School of Theology, and Communications and Media from Edinburgh (he worked as an Advertising Executive for ten years). He was formerly Vice Principal at LST.

Video of Mark's : The Bigger Picture  |  Mark Greene

Mark is a global leader in the Faith & Work movement, and was a keynote speaker at the recent Faith & Work Summit in Chicago, spoke at the Karam Forum in Dallas in Jan 2019; and he was a speaker at Lausanne in Cape Town. Here is a link to his talk in Cape Town.


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LOCATION: Morling college

PRESENTER: Mark Greene

DATE: 04-07-2019

PRICE: $50.00 - $300.00

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