As the team commiserated this morning, we were encouraged that nothing is wasted in God’s economy, and we look forward to bringing news of the rescheduled conference (probably September 2022) as soon as we can. Please go to the Transforming Vocation website (link in bio) for more details.
In terms of the wider cause of faith–work integration, we are excited by what has already been achieved:
- We had 43 speakers, presenters, interviewees and panellists willing to be involved.
- We have started a conversation through social media led by an innovative collective of creatives who are committed to continuing the conversation for a younger generation.
- We are encouraged by the stories we would have been able to share of churches, organisations and theological colleges looking to bridge the sacred–secular divide and encourage deeper faith–work integration.
- Our promotion for the college included an interview on Hope Mornings in Sydney, a podcast with our speakers (Denise Daniels and Shannon Vandewarker) and an interview on Vision Radio with Andrew Sloane.
- Further, a 40-minute video conversation between a theologian, a worker and a pastor, will will be released in the next couple of days. We look forward to your responses.
What's the plan?
Each day will include a keynote address, panel discussions and two workshops by leading practitioners and theologians. There will be plenty of time for discussion throughout the day, and informally over dinner at the end of day on Thursday and Friday.
Should you join us?
YES! This conference will provide an opportunity for you 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 workplace Christians.
It is a conference for people from all walks of life, at all stages of their vocation wherever God has placed them.
When and Where? Put these dates in your diary!
Date: Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th July 2021
Time: 9:30am to 4:00pm (AEST); 9.30am to 1.30pm (Saturday only, AEST)
- in Sydney at Morling College - Ministry and Learning Centre Auditorium (Ground Floor)
- in Brisbane at Malyon Theological College (via Zoom)
- in Melbourne at Melbourne School of Theology (via Zoom)
- or via Zoom in your location
Address: 5 Saunders Close, Macquarie Park, 2113 NSW.
I'm in! How much will it cost?
- Early Bird Registration until 11th June 2021 - $120.00
- Standard Registration (from 12th June) - $150.00
- Student Registration (including PhD) - $100.00
- 2 Day Registration - $130.00
- 1 Day Registration - $70.00
- Speaker - $75.00
To book your place and pay, complete the form to the right.
Who is speaking? What do they have to say?
Keynote Speaker: Shannon Vandewarker
Shannon Vandewarker served in Cascade Fellows Program at Fuller Seminary, where she designed theological studies and practical exercises to help disciples explore the integration of their everyday work with their discipleship. Shannon writes on the theology of an ordinary life on her blog at www.shannonvandewarker.com.
Keynote Speaker: Denise Daniels
Denise Daniels is a Professor of Management at Seattle Pacific University, where she studies faith and work, Sabbath, leadership, gender, and motivation. She is the co-Principal Investigator on a $1.5M research project funded by the Lilly Endowment examining how Christians in the United States understand and engage their faith at work. She is also the producer of a series of films known as Faith & Co., which are designed to deepen connections between faith and work.