June 16th & 17th Denver, Colo.
Work + Worship: An Interactive Experience
Wednesday, Jun. 16 6:30 p.m.
Many Christians today feel an aching divide between their worshipping life on Sunday and their working life on Monday. Sunday worship is often viewed as an escape from a busy week of work in the office, the classroom, and the home. But what if that’s not the way God intended it to be? What if God designed human beings to live integrated lives–to carry the cares and concerns of our daily work into his sanctuary in an act of worship. What if we could experience the gospel in new and transformative ways by bringing our work and worship together?
If you desire a deeper connection between your work and worship, we invite you to join Denver Institute for Faith & Work and the congregations at Park Church and Greenwood Community Church for Work + Worship. Guest speaker Matthew Kaemingk (Fuller Seminary), author of Work and Worship: Reconnecting our Labor and Liturgy, will share insight from scripture and Christian tradition to unite our callings as laborers and followers of Christ in a seamless life of faith.
At Work + Worship, attendees will:
- Engage both their work and corporate worship through prayers, stories, and songs;
- Offer the challenges, triumphs, and toil of your work to Christ, where the gospel speaks to your callings through communion; and
- Reframe our perspective of work in anticipation of a “new normal.”
Wednesday, June 16th, 6 p.m.–8 p.m
3025 W. 37th St., Denver, Colo. 80211
- Indoors, socially distanced following COVID protocols
- Childcare provided ($5 per family; registration closes Sunday, June 13th)
- Livestream link available
Thursday, June 17th, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
Greenwood Community Church
5600 E. Belleview Ave., Greenwood Village, Colo. 80111
- Outdoors, socially distanced; please bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating
- Childcare provided for kindergarten through 5th grade (complimentary)
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.
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).
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.
About Matthew Kaemingk
Rev. Dr. Matthew Kaemingk is associate dean and assistant professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary. Matthew also serves as a fellow at the Center for Public Justice and a scholar-in-residence at the De Pree Center for Christian Leadership. Matthew’s research and public speaking focuses on a variety of issues related to faith and public life. These include: religious pluralism and political ethics, Muslim-Christian relations, marketplace ethics, and Reformed public theology. He is the author of Work & Worship, Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear, and Reformed Public Theology.
Praise for Work and Worship: Reconnecting Our Labor and Liturgy
“Here, finally, is the book that will take the ‘faith and work’ conversation to new depths of intentionality. With theological clarity and real-world accountability, Kaemingk and Willson mend what we have rent asunder. Advancing scholarship in theology of culture, it is also a must-read for those who lead worship for workers–which includes, of course, everyone. This should become a standard textbook, for the sake of the church and for the sake of the world.”
–James K.A. Smith
“This book is for bridge builders who desire to put into practice what it can mean to live a fully integrated life. There is so much truth in this book that it made my heart ache for our current reality and, at the same time, soar with hope for what could be by simply understanding that the church can provide so much more for its community of laborers.”