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?
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.
For more information, contact Leni-Jo McMillan on email@example.com.
Penang Christian Centre: http://www.pcc.org.my/
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: http://www.pcc.org.my/butterworth-location
Preach 5.30pm: What is the Eternal Significance of Work
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
Thu 28th March
Workplace Ministry Talk 8.00pm: Discipleship in the Workplace
FCC Sunway: http://ilovefcc.com/
Sat 30th March
Preach 6.00pm: Work as Worship
Sun 31st March
Preach 9.00am: Work as Worship
Wesley Methodist Church, Fort Canning Road: https://wesleymc.org/
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
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.
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
I will be presenting a couple of seminars.
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
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
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
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
IS GOD INTERESTED IN OUR DAILY WORK?
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.
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.
Kara will be leading a seminar on: Forming the Ideal Faithful Worker. Go to www.ac.edu.au for more information.
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.