The Changing World of Work
Thursday, Feb. 04 7 p.m.
“We all know that work will never be the same, even if we don’t yet know
all the ways in which it will be different.”
Stewart Butterfield, CEO of Slack
Changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have touched the lives of almost every person on earth. Shifts in where we work, what family life looks like, and how we are physically present to friends and loved ones often leave us tired and overwhelmed. More than ever, we need fresh perspective to make sense of these changes and practical principles to help us love God and serve our neighbors in the midst of our circumstances.
Join us online Thursday evening, February 4th, for an interactive forum combining short presentations and virtual small group discussion. At The Changing World of Work, we hope you:
Renew your vision for your work: Your work matters to God, regardless of the format it takes. Gain insight to how you can better serve and experience Christ.
Refresh your soul: Whether you are a frontline healthcare worker facing heavy pressure at work or a corporate employee attempting to manage work, parenting, and online education from home, God offers his presence and strength in this season. Learn to experience God in the midst of changing circumstances.
Recognize the needs of your neighbors: COVID-19 has revealed cracks in our economy and left low-income workers, laborers in specific industries, and women across the workforce vulnerable. We’ll explore the factors and practical ways we can love neighbors who have been affected by the pandemic.
This will be a free, interactive online event. Come prepared to share your thoughts and connect with others in virtual small groups.
Registration is free for The Changing World of Work; please consider a donation to Denver Institute for Faith & Work. A replay link will be available to all registrants one week after the forum.
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.
Brian is the VP of Formation here at DIFW and also leads our 5280 Fellowship program. Prior to landing at DIFW, he served in pastoral ministry for thirteen years and at Denver Seminary for four years. His vocation includes moving ideas out into life through relationships and conversation – whether that applies to God, work, the Church, good beer, or Liverpool Football Club. He married way out of his league, and spends most of his free-time being parented by his two daughters.
Joanna serves as Denver Institute’s Director of Public Engagement, hosts the Faith & Work Podcast, and founded Women, Work, & Calling, a national initiative that disciples women for godly influence in public life. Prior to coming to the Institute, Joanna worked in global telecom, nonprofit consulting, and campus ministry with Cru. She served as associate faculty at Denver Seminary and as a sewing instructor at Fancy Tiger Crafts. A third-generation Coloradan, Joanna appreciates both the state’s innovative culture and its cowboy roots. She has an MA in Social Entrepreneurship from Bakke Graduate University and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She also completed a certificate of Women in Leadership through Cornell University. She is the author of Women, Work, & Calling: Step Into Your Place in God's World (IVP, Fall 2023) and is a contributor to the multi-author book, Women & Work: Bearing God’s Image and Joining in His Mission through our Work (B&H Publishing, Spring 2023).