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Seminary Community Lunch: Vocation is Integral, Not Incidental, to the Missio Dei

Date Thursday, November 10, 2016
12 - 1:30 p.m.
FeaturingDr. Steven Garber, author of Visions of Vocation
Location View maps and directions to Seminary Chapel
Instructions for GuestsParking is available in the Seminary Commuter Lot to the north of the Seminary buildings.
Cost$15; free for current Bethel Seminary students, faculty, and staff
RegistrationSpace is limited. Register today to secure your seat! Register
SponsorsBethel Seminary's Work with Purpose initiative

Event Description

Have you ever prayed about someone’s job or encouraged another to see the spiritual dimensions of a challenging workplace situation? God desires for us to be whole, integrated people, but some churches still imply that “spiritual” things happen outside of work or on the weekends. Their congregants spend the vast majority of their lives at work, and very little of their Christian walk seems connected to their day-to-day experiences.

Join fellow members of the Bethel Seminary community for lunch and a thought-provoking presentation from Dr. Steven Garber, author of Visions of Vocation. Consider how work is a meaningful part of God’s mission in the world, and rethink and reframe your own theological understandings. Discover how to help those you serve integrate their deepest beliefs with their vocation, and prepare to inspire others to see their work as essential for God’s kingdom.

Event Schedule

11:30 a.m. | Registration opens
12:00 p.m. | Welcome and lunch
12:30 p.m. | Presentation and discussion
1:30 p.m. | Event concludes

About Our Speaker

Dr. Steven Garber is the founder and principal of The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation & Culture, which is focused on reframing the way people understand life, especially the meaning of vocation and the common good. A consultant to foundations, corporations, and educational institutions, he is a teacher of many people in many places. The author of The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief and Behavior and Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good, Dr. Garber is also a contributor to the books Faith Goes to Work: Reflections from the Marketplace and Get Up Off Your Knees: Preaching the U2 Catalog. He lives with his wife Meg in Virginia.


Please contact Tessa Pinkstaff at 651.638.6480 or tessa-pinkstaff@bethel.edu.


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