Transforming Vocation - Work and Faith Conference
4 July 2019
4-6 July 2019 at Morling College
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.
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.
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