Faith and Work from the Pulpit: Preaching That Engages Vocation

Faith and Work from the Pulpit: Preaching That Engages Vocation
Date Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Noon - 1 p.m. CT
FeaturingStephanie O'Brien, pastor at Mill City Church in Minneapolis and Ministry Scholars program director at Bethel Seminary
Location Online via WebEx
Online via WebEx
Instructions for GuestsAfter you register, you will receive a confirmation email. A second email containing login instructions will arrive the day before the session.
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SponsorsBethel Seminary's <a href="">Work with Purpose Initiative</a>

Event Description

Can you remember the last time you heard a sermon on vocation? Preaching is a powerful way to transform how a community thinks about a particular topic, but teachings on the value of work are curiously rare. This online session will challenge you to integrate faith and work from the pulpit. Learn how to take a theology of work and adapt it into accessible teaching. Discover why a narrow view of vocation can be dangerous to you and to those you minister to. Plus, consider practical ways to connect with the working lives of those in your congregation, and examine the numerous ways God's people bring him into the workplace.

About Our Guest Speaker

Stephanie O'Brien is the pastor of strategy and equipping at Mill City Church in Minneapolis. She develops discipleship leaders and works on strategies to help the church live out its mission. Within the Bethel Seminary community, Stephanie is the director of the Ministry Scholars program, a five-year path to graduate-level ministry degrees for undergraduate students. She is also an adjunct preaching instructor and the Women in the Workforce program coordinator for the Work with Purpose Initiative.

Stephanie is the executive producer and co-presenter for the Lead Stories Media podcast along with author and speaker Jo Saxton, and she blogs at With more than a decade of speaking experience, she loves to tell stories about how everyone can have influence for the kingdom of God in their everyday lives. Stephanie recently married filmmaker JD O'Brien, and they live in Northeast Minneapolis with their energetic springer spaniel, Chaco. 


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