Saturday, Nov. 09 /
8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. /
Littleton, Colo.

Women, Work, & Calling 2019

Event details

TICKET SALES END at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov 8

“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.”  Psalm 84:5As women, we long to embody our God-given potential, but that’s often easier said than done. Whether we struggle to set our direction, juggle multiple callings, or navigate the ever-changing world of work, our vocational path can be filled with obstacles we may not know how to overcome.Yet God intends these obstacles to be the very things that deepen our relationship with Him.What if work could be an opportunity for pilgrimage--a holy journey with God?Join us at Women, Work & Calling 2019 to celebrate this journey by exploring its challenges, gaining tools to lead in your workplace or community, and connecting with women passionate about serving God and others through their work.Keynote speaker Michaela O’Donnell Long, CEO of Long Winter Media and director of Fuller Seminary’s DuPree Center of Leadership, will lead us on this journey, beginning with the pain points we experience in our work and moving toward empathy, imagination, risk-taking, and resilience. Saturday, Nov. 9 |  8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.Waterstone Community Church, 5890 S Alkire St Littleton, CO 80127

Childcare available from birth through pre-K. Invite friends - group discounts available!Get to know Michaela, keynote speaker at Women, Work, and Calling, on the latest episode of The Faith & Work Podcast!


Michaela O’Donnell Long

Director / CEO

Nancy Buschart


Jeanne Gaessler

Director of Congregational Life

Shawn DeBerry Johnson

Director of Community Affairs

Alex Kuykendall

Author, Journalist, Host

Joanna Meyer

Denver Institute for Faith & Work

Halee Gray Scott

Author and Researcher

General Admission

Includes coffee, snacks, and lunch.

Saturday, November 9th

8:30 a.m.

Student Discount

Includes coffee, snacks, and lunch.

Saturday, November 9th

8:30 a.m.


Half Table

Includes four tickets, coffee, snacks, and lunch.

Saturday, November 9th

8:30 a.m.

Full Table

Includes eight tickets, coffee, snacks, and lunch.

Saturday, November 9th

8:30 a.m.

Waterstone Women

For women who regularly attend Waterstone Community Church. $5 off!

Saturday, November 9th

8:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

Dare Mighty, Messy Things: Navigating the Challenges of Women’s Leadership

Am I living up to my potential? If you’ve asked yourself this question, you’re not alone. For the past decade researcher Halee Gray Scott studied the lives of female leaders to determine what keeps them from flourishing as people of influence. In this breakout, we’ll consider her findings and answer key questions like: How do we trust God with the intensity of our desires, when life doesn’t develop as we planned? How does the myth that only 'exceptional' women can lead hurts all women? And, how can finding our worthiness in Christ form the foundation for authentic leadership in the messiness of our callings?

Led by Halee Gray Scott

Your Soul at Work: Prayer Practices to Support Your Callings

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s tough to make time for prayer. Social media notifications and expanding to-do lists make it hard to still our minds and connect with the Father. But what if prayer could become a more organic part of our days? What if we could learn new ways to pray that weave God’s timeless truths into our busy schedules? Using the words of the Lord’s prayer, spiritual directors Nancy Buschart and Jeanne Gaessler, will teach prayer practices that support and empower our callings.

Led by Nancy Buschart, Jeanne Gaessler

Called to Community: How Christian Women Can Shape a City

God calls you not only to professional or relational roles, he also calls you to your neighborhood or community. But what does it look like for Christian women to step into the role of community builders? How can the gospel heal what’s broken and amplify what’s beautiful in our neighborhoods and city? Shawn Johnson, Director of Community Affairs for Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, will offer insight gained from her years as one of the metro area’s most influential community builders.

Led by Shawn DeBerry Johnson

Women & Work 101

Whether we lean in or opt out, win the bread, raise kids, or embrace the gig economy, women face tough choices when it comes to pursuing our callings. What does Scripture say to women about work, and how does culture often distort our understanding? How can women steward their personal and professional gifts in various roles or life stages? If you’ve never explored Denver Institute’s teaching on women, work, and calling, this breakout will encourage you to steward the various dimensions of your life more fully, biblically, and creatively.

Led by Joanna Meyer