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Theology of Work Project: Preparing Leaders to Serve Workplace Christians

Date Thursday, August 9, 2018
Noon - 1 p.m.
FeaturingWill Messenger, executive editor of the Theology of Work Project
Location 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 Work with Purpose Initiative

Event Description

Christians in the workplace face tough questions about faith and work. They may wonder about deciding to look for a new job, handling an occupation they dislike, or serving God through their work. These believers may be paid or, like parents and volunteers, they may be unpaid. But regardless of where they find themselves, all Christians are called to live out their faith in the work they do. So how can pastors and ministry leaders prepare to address the issues most important to working Christians?

The Theology of Work Project is the deepest, largest, and most trusted source of biblical, theological, and pastoral material related to the topic of work. Its vision is for every Christian to be equipped and committed for work as God intends. When this happens, work becomes more meaningful and productive, society and coworkers benefit, and people are better able to face challenges on the job. Please join us online as Will Messenger, the executive editor of the Theology of Work Project, shares the wisdom he's gleaned from working on the Project. Discover insights about how work brings glory to God, and learn about practical tools for responding to difficult questions about faith and work.

About Our Guest Speaker

Will Messenger is the executive editor of the Theology of Work Project and a member of its steering committee. He was previously the director of the Mockler Center for Faith and Ethics in the Workplace at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary as well as an adjunct faculty member there. Will created and led the seminary's doctoral and master's degree programs in workplace leadership and business ethics.

Will is currently a board member of the biotechnology company ArQule, Inc., where he chairs the compensation, nominating, and governance committee and serves on the audit committee. His previous roles include sales representative at IBM, corporate finance associate at Goldman Sachs, consultant at McKinsey & Co., and vice president of sales and marketing Advanced Metabolic Systems. He is also a former adjunct faculty member of Laidlaw-Carey Graduate School in New Zealand, guest lecturer at Holy Cross College in Massachusetts, and adjunct professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New Jersey.

Will is ordained in the Episcopal Church and was formerly the pastor of Charles River Church in Boston. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Will lives near Boston with his wife and their two daughters.

Questions?

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


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