Transforming Vocation – Work and Faith Conference
Thursday, 4 July, 9:00 am–Saturday, 6 July, 2:00 pm
As evangelical Christians, we are convinced that every believer is called to serve Christ and his mission, and we are committed to seeing that call expressed in every aspect of life. However, for too long too many Christians have sensed that their calling at work is second best; and that pastoral ministry and missionary service are the vocations that really matter.
We are convinced otherwise, and are committed to seeing our churches and colleges develop a better theology—and practice—of vocation, one that recognises and values the contribution that all Christians can make to Christ’s mission through all of their life and work.
To that end, with the support of the Australian College of Theology, we will be running an inaugural biennial Transforming Vocation conference on 4–6 July 2019 at Morling College. Mark Greene from the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, one of the leaders of the faith and work movement in the UK, will be the keynote speaker.
The aim of the conference is twofold. First, we want to provide an opportunity for participants to engage at the highest level in theological and practical reflection on the nature of work, the changing cultural and economic landscape in which we now operate as workers, and how churches and their leaders can more effectively equip their members to think well and live faithfully as workers. Second, we want to further the development of a vibrant network of thinkers and practitioners in the integration of faith and work across the evangelical theological colleges of Australia and New Zealand, and so contribute to the burgeoning evangelical faith and work movement.