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Faith at Work: from Sunday church, to everyday work, to the art of mowing grass

Date Tuesday, November 11, 2014
12 - 1:30 p.m.
FeaturingDave Williamson, Ken Melrose, Elgin Manhard
Location Seminary Lower Campus Center
SponsorsBethel Seminary's Work with Purpose initiative

Event Description

The church physically gathers on a typical Sunday mornings for 1-3 hours - life-giving work of worship, service, and community. Then the church scatters to invest 30, 40, or many more hours of the week in the work of overseeing a business, managing a home, stocking warehouse shelves, and so on. But how is the ministry of Sunday mornings preparing the church for the ministry of everyday work throughout the week? And how can the ministry of our everyday work bless and shape the ministry of Sunday mornings?

Join us for this dynamic lunch presentation to consider these questions and more. Lunch Provided.

Hear from Dave Williamson as he explores what he has realized about work and what he has learned from workers through his years of pastoral ministry, including at Colonial Church Edina and at Laity Lodge in Texas.

Dave will be joined by two guests - one is Ken Melrose, former Chairman and CEO of The Toro Company. Ken's journey speaks to the power of servant leadership and how the example of Jesus' ministry consciously shaped Ken's approach to leadership/management and subsequently the way the company treated both employees and customers.

Dave will also be joined by Elgin Manhard, former Senior VP of Campbell Mithun Adervertising Agency. Not only was servant leadership a formative concept for Elgin as he handled the Toro account while with Campbell Mithun, but also as he served as the National Board Chair at Easter Seals and served in various capacities at Colonial Church.


Contact Erin Rupe at 651.638.6480 or e-rupe@bethel.edu