Please note: registration for this event is required.
The Faith & Work Ministry invites you to the inaugural Faith @ Work Gathering. Our agenda includes a lecture “Christians @ Work” and vocational breakout groups for discussion and prayer, to connect us with others facing similar joys and struggles at work. Please sign up in advance, so we can form the vocational groups.
Childcare provided. Please register here: http://bit.ly/2z3idqj
The Faith & Work Ministry at Living Faith aims to seed and cultivate a rich Christian vision of work. We want to empower men and women to realize the fullness of their Christian identity at work. Our hope is that we will all see our work as an essential place where we can serve the Lord Jesus, express the gifts and abilities he has given us to steward, serve our neighbors, and be salt and light for the common good.
This vision has given rise to four elements:
- Theology of Work Class - This six session class exists to educate our congregation on the splendor and beauty of the biblical view of work. We desire that everyone in our church family, youth to elderly, would lay claim to the truth that (a) we are created in the image of working God and created for good works, (b) because of this our work is an important component of life's meaning, purpose, and blessing (and a place which is deeply impacted by sin), and (c) our work is also where we glorify God and love others. This class began in April 2017. Currently, the class is taking place in Community Groups and on Sunday afternoons at P.S. 20 in Flushing, where King's Cross meets.
- Faith @ Work Gatherings - Faith @ Work Gatherings gather the whole congregation for worship, teaching, and fellowship over work. We believe that coming together as the Body of Christ in worship is a vital element for connecting our Christian faith to our work. These nights will typically include testimonies, panel discussions, and vocational break-outs. November 12th will mark the initial Faith @ Work Gathering.
- Vocational Groups - Vocational groups will be seeded in the Faith @ Work Gatherings. These groups will bring together men and women based on a shared field of work. We hope that one day vocational groups will grow into independent gatherings where Christians can share frustrations, celebrate triumphs, pray for one another, seek the will of God in his Word, and pursue justice & mercy in their work field. We believe that gathering with others in our fields will deepen fellowship, embolden and sharpen prayer, and help us ask better questions of God and his Word.
- Commissioning - We are in the process of designing a process whereby Living Faith will publically commission members of its congregation for their work. In doing this, we will proclaim the truth that all legitimate work can be done in response to the calling of Christ and should be understood as "full-time Christian work."