Three workshops were led by Tim Keener on the mission of God, and how our work should be conceived of a part of that mission. The breadth of God’s mission is particularly important since it is oriented toward the redemption of all things in Christ. Those workshops will be held in alternative weeks, on the following dates:
- October 29 – Whole Mission of God.
- November 12 – Kingdom Calling – Vocation
- November 29 – Prophetic Witness
Three webinars were also held, with Roland De Vries engaging in dialogue with guests who helped us reflect on our work and our faith and our following in the way of the risen Jesus.
Webinar with Fiona Crossling
This webinar involved a presentation and conversation with Fiona Crossling, who is Directrice Général of Acceuil Bonneau, an organization that provides support to those who are homeless and at risk of homelessness. The organization “Accompanying homeless people or people at risk of homelessness in their daily lives by providing the basic necessities for a better quality of life and well-being on their path towards social reintegration and housing stability.”
Webinar with Steven Garber
Steven Garber is a Senior Fellow for Vocation and the Common Good at the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust (Washington DC) and was formerly Professor of Marketplace Theology and Leadership. He is also author of Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good. In this webinar we explored the nature of our particular vocations as a pursuit of the Kingdom of God, and as a working toward the transformation of the world in goodness and beauty.
Webinar with Patricia Hewlin
This webinar entailed a presentation and conversation with Patricia Hewlin who is professor in the Desautels School of Management, McGill University. Patricia spoke to us about questions of prophetic witness and how this relates to our vocations and work contexts. We live in a moment of constructive social disruption, and we explore how our faith and work are and should be shaped by this reality.