Your church is a busy place. Small groups, worship services, elder meetings – it’s hard to know where to focus your time as a pastor called to equip the saints for works of service. As a friend of Denver Institute for Faith & Work, you believe that one way to do this is by forming your people to serve God, neighbor and the city through their vocations.
As you consider your annual calendar and commitments for 2018, I’ve compiled a simple engagement plan that you can use as you consider growth in the area of vocational discipleship for both your pastoral team and your congregation. I hope this is helpful and you use it as you plan out your year.
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Attend quarterly pastor trainings/events.
Register for the Made to Flourish Learning Community
Tell your young leaders to become 5280 Fellows.
Encourage small group leaders to spend six weeks studying work, calling and culture.
Send your people to Denver Institute public events.
Plan a fall retreat on the theme of vocation.
Invite a DIFW faculty member to preach at your church.
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.