Seminary Community Lunch: The Grand Narrative and Vocational Mission

Date Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
FeaturingDr. Amy Sherman, senior fellow at Sagamore Institute for Policy Research and author of Kingdom Calling
Location Brushaber Commons Level 4 (Olson Boardroom) - View maps and directions
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.
CostFree for Bethel students and employees; $15 for other guests
RegistrationRegister today! Register
SponsorsBethel Seminary's Work with Purpose Initiative

Event Description

Christ is on a mission to renew all things, and the Bible’s grand narrative of creation-fall-redemption-consummation tells the story of that mission. As we learn to communicate that story well, we help congregants find their place in the missio Dei. Yet many Christ-followers struggle to connect their daily lives and work to the bigger story. Find out how equipping people for vocational stewardship is a proven strategy for making that connection. Equip yourself so you can lead believers to understand their vocational mission. Get ready to help others grow in Christ and become positioned for deeper influence for the community’s common good.

Enjoy lunch and fellowship with Seminary community members as you:

  • Review the 4-chapter biblical grand narrative and draw out implications for work
  • Improve your understanding of vocational stewardship
  • Get real-life examples of people living out their vocational mission


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

Extend Your Experience

Spend more time with Dr. Sherman by coming early for her 10 a.m. seminar. 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.


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