Redeemer City to City (CTC) helps build gospel movements in New York City and other global cities. Through City Lab, CTC provides ongoing training and community building among urban ministers.

Faith & Work: From Vision to Implementation

Overview

Many of our congregants struggle to connect worship on Sunday with workplace realities on Monday. As pastoral leaders, how do we help disciples see how their faith and work intersect?

CTC is excited to partner with the Redeemer Center for Faith & Work (CFW) to deliver next year’s series, “Faith and Work: From Vision to Implementation.”  This five-part series is for those who wish to mobilize congregants to serve their workplaces with the fullness of the gospel. It is designed to equip pastors and key leaders from their congregations with the framework and tools necessary to create a faith and work movement that weaves together robust theology and spiritual formation in community.

Program Components:

Five sessions, each building upon the last, designed to move you from vision to implementation.

Series to include:

  • Teaching from Tim Keller and David H. Kim (Executive Director, CFW) to expand a vision for faith and work

  • Guest speakers and panelists that reflect diverse socioeconomic perspectives of workplace discipleship

  • Practical guidelines and best practices for developing faith & work programming

  • Hands on exercises to integrate new learnings into practice

  • Spiritual formation practices

  • Interactive discussions with peers from across the city

Participant Expectations

  • Attend all five sessions in their entirety

  • Read provided materials

  • Complete implementation projects

Dates & Topics

September 14. 2017 - Why Faith & Work?

November 9, 2017 - Understanding our redemptive historical context

February 8, 2018 - Towards a theology of faith and work

March 22, 2018 - The critical importance of imagination

May 17, 2018 - The need for spiritual discernment

 

Time: Sessions are held on Thursdays from 2 to 5 P.M.

Location: Redeemer W83rd, 150 W. 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024

 

Early Bird Registration (by June 15):

Single Participant: $100     Two Participants: $175     Three Participants: $225

Regular Registration:

Single Participant: $150     Two Participants: $225     Three Participants: $300

Online registration begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, May 11.

 

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Session Videos

2016-2017: making disciples in the city

 

2015-2016: The Personal Life of the Leader

2014-2015: Gospel Preaching

2013-2014: Evangelism and Mission

 
 

Testimonials
 

From Gospel Preaching, 2014-2015:

"City Lab has directly improved my preaching this year and I know my congregation has noticed. I know the fruit will be harvested for years."
"This has completely changed my approach to preaching. From moralism to gospel. From mind to heart."
"City Lab helps me take my theology into my practice. It renews my spirit while firing my imagination for how the Spirit might use me for the glory of Christ here in the city."
"These events help us to be more balanced in how we do church by interacting with other churches."
"I met a ton of new people. Very grateful for those fellow pastors. I attended alone a few times, but never left alone."

 

From Evangelism & Mission, 2013-2014:

"It is very important to know that others in our city are facing the same situations and have some answers which can help us."
"I love learning from practitioners and connecting with like-minded folks."
"It has made me more reflective about how to speak to people who have no Christian background."
"City Lab has been an incredible diagnostic tool that has shown us where we can improve."
 

From Center Church series, 2012-2013:

"This has been like a seminary class - a great growing experience to share with staff and other pastors." 
"This discussion of the [different] models has made me much more respectful of what other churches may be trying to do and therefore more open to dialogue with them and learn from them."
"Am pleasantly surprised with the diversity of the group (attendees) and speakers. Coming together of those from many different economic, theological, ethnic groups to share with each other and learn from each other. As well as provide tools and resources for those that may not usually have access to them."
"It's great to benefit from Tim Keller's teachings and other church leaders I wouldn't otherwise be exposed to."
"Gets me thinking big - so needed."