Fellowship Denver Church Denver, Colorado
Bridging Work and Worship
Saturday, May. 19 2:00 p.m.
Christians spend around 5,000 hours of their lives in Sunday worship, but around 90,000 hours at work. Consequently, our workplaces and industries have a remarkable influence on our lives. How can those 5,000 hours influence the other 90,000? How does corporate worship speak to the work we do every day? Can worship form our work and cultural engagement?
Join worship leaders, pastors, and ministry leaders for a conversation with singer-songwriter Sandra McCracken. Sandra will share about her work as a worship leader and perform selected songs from the new Porter’s Gate: Work Songs album.
Guests will explore practical ways to bridge work and worship in churches from diverse denominational backgrounds. Workshop topics include prayer, liturgy, vocation-themed songs, and worship experiences.
Each guest will receive digital copies of the Porter’s Gate: Work Songs album, accompanying songbook with sheet music and charts, and the liturgical prayer book.
After the workshop, guests are encouraged to attend DIFW’s annual fundraiser and celebration, “The Sound of Work,” featuring additional performances by Sandra McCracken.
Jeff Haanen is a writer and entrepreneur. He founded Denver Institute for Faith & Work, a community of conveners, teachers and learners offering experiences and educational resources on the gospel, work, and community renewal. He is the author of An Uncommon Guide to Retirement: Finding God’s Purpose for the Next Season of Life and an upcoming two-book series on spiritual formation, vocation, and the working class for Intervarsity Press. He lives with his wife and four daughters in Denver and attends Wellspring Church in Englewood, Colorado.
Sandra McCracken’s prolific contributions as a songwriter, modern-day hymn writer, and record producer has brought grace and clarity to her soulful, folk-gospel sound. Whether in a theater or in a chapel, she is a dynamic performer who blurs the lines of what church music sounds like, captivating and inviting audiences to sing along. While many of her songs like “We Will Feast In The House Of Zion” and “Thy Mercy My God” have settled into regular rotation in Christian worship services internationally, she has also had songs recorded by All Sons And Daughters, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, Audrey Assad, A Rocha Compilation, Bifrost Arts, Caedmon’s Call and others. She is further a founding member of Indelible Grace Music and Rain For Roots (children’s music) and has been a guest writer for Art House America, She Reads Truth, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, RELEVANT Magazine and more.