9:00 AM09:00

Nurses Christian Fellowship Australia National Conference


I’m really pleased to be invited to be part of this innovative conference. Andrew Sloane is a wonderful Bible teacher. I’m excited also to hear an indigenous perspective from Janine Mohamed.


This national conference will gather nurses, midwives and students from around Australia to learn from each other and work together to extend Christ’s transforming presence in the workplace. The focus will be on putting our faith to work by integrating it with our professional practice.


A Biblical Perspective by Rev. Dr Andrew Sloane

An Indigenous Perspective by Janine Mohamed

A Research Perspective by Kara Martin

A Community Perspective by Vicki Legge and Jo Rich

A New Graduate Perspective by Mhret Akele and Catherine Canon

For more information and to register, click here.

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7:00 PM19:00

Melbourne: Finding your Purpose

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Would you like to make sense of your desire for purposeful work?

Come hear what the bible has to say and be inspired with practical ways you can let the Gospel shape every part of your daily life including work.

Guest Speaker: KARA MARTIN

Kara Martin is the author of Workship: How to Use your Work to Worship God, and Workship 2: How to Flourish at Work.

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to Jul 6

Transforming Vocation Conference

I am an organiser, speaker and panel coordinator for this conference. So excited!

A three-day research conference in Sydney this July will consider the issues of how Christian faith impacts on everyday work. It is the first time such issues have been considered so intensively in Australia, and one of a handful of such conferences in the world.

 “We are excited at this opportunity of bringing together theologians, thoughtful work practitioners and church leaders to consider issues of vocation, work, and equipping workplace Christians,” explained conference organiser Andrew Sloane from Morling College.

More than 30 papers will be presented at the conference canvassing issues as diverse as rest, leisure, what churches are doing to integrate faith and work, ethics, the role of the Holy Spirit in our working, leadership and the future of work.

“We are thrilled that we have at least one teacher, nurse, pastor, youth worker, economist, lecturer, parachurch worker, communication specialist, statistician, climate scientist and IT worker presenting on issues relevant to their vocations,” said Dr Sloane. “The breadth is really pleasing. For some, this will be the first time they have reflected so deeply on their own work, and for those coming along it promises to be really stimulating, perhaps even revelatory.”

The keynote speaker will be Mark Greene from the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity. “Mark has been at the forefront of getting Christians to reflect thoughtfully on their work for more than 20 years,” said Dr Sloane. “His books include Thank God It’s Monday, Supporting Christians at Work, Pocket Prayers for Work, and Fruitfulness on the Frontline.

“Many have been trying for years to bring him to Australia, and it will mark a strategic moment in the local development of the faith and work movement.”

The conference will be held at Morling College which teaches courses in theology, counselling, chaplaincy and education. “We recognise that 50% of students studying theology in Australia are not doing so for paid church or parachurch roles. We need to ensure we are preparing them for their everyday work and other frontlines,” said Dr Sloane.

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to Jun 2

Toowoomba - Highfields Church of Christ and Malyon Workplace

Saturday afternoon workshop: The Good, the Bad and the Redeemed of Work, and how to be a Christian presence in the Workplace.

Sunday 9.30am church service - Promoting the Gospel at Work.

Location: Highfields Churches of Christ:

Sunday 3–5pm - Workplace conversation on The Future of Work at the Irish Club Hotel:

For more details, contact Chris Gribble on

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to May 27

Perth Tour

Hosted by City Bible Forum.

Human dignity and the future of work with Kara Martin and Stephen McAlpine
Thu 23 May, 5.45pm-8pm
The nature of work is changing fast with some estimates predicting that 50% of jobs today will not exist in 20 years time. Already technology is drastically impacting youth employment, manual jobs and office roles. There are a variety of responses suggested including the universal basic income, but there are more fundamental issues that need to be addressed:

  • what is the definition of work;

  • how do we preserve human dignity in the face of technology;

  • is paid work a basic human right, and

  • should the drive for efficiency trump the need for humans to work?

To register:

Equipping Christians to flourish beyond Sunday - A Workship Workshop
Mon 27 May, 12.30pm-4.30pm
How do God's people walk out church doors on a Sunday discipled for Monday to Saturday and feeling equipped to go into an increasingly hostile secular culture? Local churches play a vital role towards our congregation members going confidently into a world telling them to be ashamed of the church and to remain silent about their faith and their Lord. How does anybody connect and pastorally care for another when work, business, the playgroup, the school gate, uni or gym is a challenge to our walk with Jesus?

Hear from lecturer and Workship author Kara Martin and pastor Matt Waldron in this strategic and paradigm-shifting workshop.

We will look at the church gathered – shaping worship and preaching to support and affirm expressing faith in all of life; as well as the church scattered – increasing engagement of all Christians to live and speak the Gospel wherever the Sovereign God puts them. Matt will share what has been implemented at Three Crosses and will provide doable next steps which won't add to your workload.

To register:

For more information, contact Leni-Jo McMillan on

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to Apr 11

Malaysia and Singapore Tour

PENANG, Malaysia

Penang Christian Centre:

Sat 23rd March

Workshop 1.30–5.30pm: Flourishing at Work

Preach 5.30pm: Work as Worship

Preach 8.00pm: Promoting the Gospel at Work

Sun 24th March

Preach 10.00am: The Good, the Bad and the Redeemed of Work

PCC Butterworth:

Preach 5.30pm: What is the Eternal Significance of Work



Thu 28th March

Workplace Ministry Talk 8.00pm: Discipleship in the Workplace

FCC Sunway:

Sat 30th March

Preach 6.00pm: Work as Worship

Sun 31st March

Preach 9.00am: Work as Worship


Wesley Methodist Church, Fort Canning Road:

Tue 2nd April

Seminar 7.30pm: Practical Wisdom for the Workplace = Panic, Pride and Present-giving

Thu 4th April

Seminar 7.30pm: Practical Wisdom for the Workplace 2 = Ethics, Equity and Elegance

Sat 6th April

Workshop 10.15am–2.00pm: Contemplation for the Workplace


Thu 11th April

Interactive Talk: Workship: Worshipping God through your Work

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2:00 PM14:00

Sydney Book Launch Workship

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Join author and academic Kara Martin for high tea to launch her recently published book, Workship 2: How to flourish at work. Written to bridge the faith and work divide, Workship 2 is practical wisdom for the workplace, exploring how to integrate faith with everyday work and worship God through work.

Guests will enjoy champagne on arrival, followed by high tea.  Rev. Melissa Lipsett, Chief Operating Officer, Bible Society will officially launch the book, and Stephen O'Doherty, Chair, Hope Media and host, Open House, will interview Kara and Melissa on how they integrate their faith and daily work.   As a special bonus Kara will facilitate a mini-workshop on talking about your faith at work.  Master of Ceremonies for the afternoon will be Wendy Simpson OAM, experienced entrepreneur and company director.

Workship 2 Sydney Launch - high tea and a conversation on faith and work

Saturday 27 October 2018, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Union, Universities and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney

Tickets $40 includes a champagne high tea and a copy of the book Workship 2: how to flourish at work.  Tickets for high tea only $20. 

Additional copies of Workship: How to use your work to worship God, and Workship 2: How to flourish at work will also be available to purchase at the launch.  

Bookings essential. For tickets, click here.

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to Oct 4

Missions Emphasis Week, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Boston

Business as mission has been around since Jesus instructed the disciples to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28:19) and the Apostle Paul made tents as his trade while on his missionary journeys. Doing the work God has called each of us to do IS a means of fulfilling the Great Commission.The Kingdom has advanced all over the world spread by Christians who integrated their faith and witness with their business.

Today many places in the world are not accessible via traditional approaches of having religious visa for sharing the Gospel. However, many of these places are often open to Christians who have the skills, training and experience in business to open a door for the Gospel. We will examine the underlying theology of work and how our work can be used to facilitate the worship of God and advance His Kingdom around the world.

For more details, click here

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to Sep 9

Melbourne - Anglican Future Conference: Grace and Truth in Uncertain Times

  • Planetshakers Church Melbourne (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I will be presenting a couple of seminars.

On Thursday:

Workplace Mission Network

This network will look at initiatives in churches, marketplace ministries, theological colleges and by individuals to equip workplace Christians. We will share ideas and resources. Mark Greene points out that Christians spend 98% of their time outside of the church context. What do they need to be effective on their frontlines?

On Friday or Saturday (tbc):

Work as Worship

How can workplaces be the 'next great missionfield of the church' (Billy Graham)? How can workplace Christians be prepared so that their faith flourishes at work? This workshop will be a biblical exploration of how work can be a means of worshipping God. It will collect and stimulate ideas for how the church gathered can be a time of equipping for the church scattered Monday to Friday. Take your faith to work and bring your faith to life.

More details here

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9:30 AM09:30

Brisbane – Business un-Limited: Unlocking Big Ideas from a Big God.

Christian Heritage College's annual gathering of business leaders, academics and students to discuss and share great stories of Christian business. This year's Conference theme is "Business Un-Limited - unlocking Big Ideas from a Big God". Speakers include:

Kara Martin - author of Workship 1 & 2, Project Leader for Seed and Lecturer at Mary Andrews College

Phil Cave - investor, philanthropist, car enthusiast, billionaire

Peter King AO - Peter is the Chairman of World Vision Australia and Opportunity International

Martin Upton – Martin is the founder and Managing Director of ifeelgood 24/7 Health Clubs

Michael Oon – Michael was Global Business Manager for Orica, Food Ingredients Division, and General Manager for MPS Australia

Tickets available here

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6:30 PM18:30

Melbourne Book Launch Workship 2

  • Greensborough Christian Book Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'm really excited that the Greensborough Christian Book Centre has invited me to present at an Author Dinner, where Workship 2 will be launched. Also, that my poet friend Miriam Dale will be presenting.

Details: Author Dinner with Kara Martin author of Workship: How to use your work to Worship God, and also the book launch of her second book Workship 2: How to flourish at work
AND Miriam Dale, poet and author of The Common Condition: Poems & Prayers.
3-course Dinner, cost $30

Bookings essential: you can get tickets here

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8:30 AM08:30

Singapore – Grace at Work Marketplace Seminars

Seminar 1: Our Work as Worship
(8.30am–12.30pm, suitable for workplace Christians)

In this seminar we will look at the challenges and possibilities of worshipping God through our work. How significant is our work in God's kingdom? How can we identify as Christians in the workplace? How can we stay focused on God in our daily work?

Seminar 2: Our Calling to Work
(1.30–4.30pm, suitable for campus students and young adults)

In this seminar we will look at the place of ordinary work in God's purposes. Is our work meaningful? How can we make a difference in our workplace? What are the challenges in the transition from being a student to the workforce?

Find out more here

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7:00 PM19:00

Sydney - SMBC Hot Topics


with Kara Martin

Most of us spend 95% of our waking hours outside church. We work to support ourselves and others; we study; we do chores around our homes; we care for parents, children and others. How does God regard all that busy worldly activity? Do the ‘spiritual’ things please him more? Kara mentors, lectures at Mary Andrews College, and wrote a recently shortlisted book, Workship: How to Use Your Work to Worship God.

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to Mar 11

Toowoomba - ReQuip

  • St Bart's Anglican Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RE/QUIP is a three day conference for people in their 20s and 30s focussing on work, evangelism, and service. Come and be equipped for life in Christ in your workplace and community!

Including key theme talks, workshops, workship and Q&A sessions - RE/QUIP aims to engage, mobilise and equip young workers. Utilising the emerging cafe culture in Toowoomba, informal sessions over great food will generate ample opportunities to personally interact with guest speakers and peers on the challenges and opportunities for Christian young adults in the workplace, community and proclaiming The Good News.

I'll be giving the Keynote Talk on Work, running two workshops, and will be featuring on the Q&A Panel. The wonderful Natasha Moore from CPX will also be speaking.

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2:30 PM14:30

Sydney Book Launch

Come to Macquarie Chapel Presbyterian (Corner of Herring & Abuklea Roads, North Ryde)

There will be talks, a chance to workshop the good, the bad and the redeemable about work, plus free giveaways!

Books available for $18, with a chance to meet the author :-)

Registrations opening soon.

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