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Pastors Gathering: Make Discipleship for All of Life the D in Your DNA

Date Wednesday, April 26, 2017
10 - 11:30 a.m.
FeaturingDr. Amy Sherman, senior fellow at Sagamore Institute for Policy Research and author of Kingdom Calling
Location Brushaber Commons Level 4 (Olson Boardroom)
Instructions for GuestsView map and driving directions to Bethel University's Brushaber Commons, 3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN 55112. The Olson Boardroom is located on Level 4. Hallway signs will direct you.
RegistrationRegister today! Register
SponsorsBethel Seminary's Work with Purpose Initiative and Made to Flourish pastors network

Event Description

Discipleship that neglects our congregants’ daily vocations and their role in Christ’s mission of renewing all things isn’t genuine discipleship. But when believers grasp the significance of their daily work (paid or unpaid), their joy—and their sanctification—can deepen. Churches that have participated in vocation infusion "Learning Communities" (LCs) are adopting new practices in whole-life discipleship.

Hear what churches engaged in the LCs are learning and what’s working:

  • Examine cultural messages about work and how to resist them
  • Hear lessons that churches participating in Made to Flourish's LCs have learned about theology, church culture, and mission
  • Explore practices that LC churches are finding effective


9:30 a.m. | Registration and breakfast
10 a.m. | Welcome and presentation
11:10 a.m. | Discussion and Q&A
11:30 a.m. | Event concludes

Extend Your Experience

Spend more time with Dr. Sherman by staying for her lunch presentation immediately following this seminar at noon. Register here.

About Our Speaker

Dr. Amy L. Sherman is a senior fellow at the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research, where she directs the Center on Faith in Communities. Named by Christianity Today in 2012 as one of the 50 most influential evangelical women in America, Sherman is the author of six books and over 80 articles in a variety of periodicals, including First Things, The Public Interest, Policy Review, The Christian Century, Christianity Today, and Books & Culture.

Sherman works closely with Made to Flourish (MTF), a pastors network for the common good focused on issues of faith and work. Her most recent book, Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good, was awarded Book of the Year status in the Christian living category by Christianity Today. Her articles appear regularly on the MTF website and at The Green Room, a blog sponsored by the Theology of Work Project.

Sherman is the founder and former executive director of Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries, an urban ministry in Charlottesville, VA. She served for several years as a volunteer senior fellow with the International Justice Mission, and she is a long-time member of Trinity Presbyterian Church. Sherman earned her B.A. in political science at Messiah College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in international economic development from the University of Virginia.


Contact Work with Purpose at 651.638.6480 or work-with-purpose@bethel.edu.


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