Take This Job + Shove It: Second Thoughts on the Value of Work from Ecclesiastes
Aug
23
11:50 AM11:50

Take This Job + Shove It: Second Thoughts on the Value of Work from Ecclesiastes

The book of Ecclesiastes belongs to a literary genre called “wisdom literature.” Though unfamiliar to many,  “wisdom literature” is an invaluable resource for the person who wishes to live and steward wisely. This strangest of biblical books opens and closes with the well-known cry “Meaningless! Meaningless! Everything is meaningless!” But what unfolds throughout the writer’s argument will come as a surprise to the engaged and thoughtful reader. There is a second dominant theme running throughout the book that serves as a response to pessimistic resignation. There are multiple successive joy refrains in which the writer argues that satisfaction in and through our work is the heritage of those who revere God and receive life and joy as gifts from the hand of God.

Our speaker will be J. Daryl Charles, Ph.D., the Acton Institute Affiliated Scholar in Theology & Ethics, and contributing editor to the journal Providence: A Journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy. He is an affiliate scholar of the John Jay Institute, and author or contributor to 18 books, including his newest, Wisdom's Work: Essays on Ethics, Vocation and Culture.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite:

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Jul
27
8:30 AM08:30

The Enneagram--A Deeper Dive

This half-day workshop will explore how the Enneagram, a powerful, ancient tool for transformation, can help us grow personally and with those around us. Whether in the workplace or at home, the Enneagram gives us a map for how to thrive in whatever context we find ourselves in. 

Over the half-day workshop, you will learn about each of nine personality types and their strengths, underlying motivations, and internal defense mechanisms. This offers not only a path for personal growth but also increased empathy to help build a better work culture. With practical take aways and handouts, this workshop is perfect for those experienced with the Enneagram or for those new to it as well.  

The registration fee is $70, which includes coffee and light breakfast.

About the Teacher:

Wesley Nichols is a Certified Enneagram Teacher and founder of Enneagram Chattanooga (enneagramchattanooga.com). Wesley also works as a licensed marriage and family therapist in Chattanooga, TN and an Enneagram coach for people across the United States.

As a certified Narrative Enneagram teacher and International Enneagram Association Professional, Wesley has received over 200 hours of in-person training and workshops through the Narrative Enneagram and the Enneagram Institute. Wesley uses his knowledge and passion for the Enneagram to help individuals, groups, and teams find deeper understanding, growth, and connection.

To register, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-enneagram-a-deeper-dive-tickets-64417939792

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Lunch + Learn: What's Wrong with the American Dream?
Mar
28
11:50 AM11:50

Lunch + Learn: What's Wrong with the American Dream?

Are living the American dream and kingdom living compatible? Join Brian Fikkert as he challenges common myths and misconceptions about living and working in America today.

Brian Fikkert is known around the world as an influential voice and agent of change for those living on the economic fringe. He is Professor of Economics at Covenant College and the Founder and Executive Director of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development. He is also the author of When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Ourselves.

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Feb
22
7:30 AM07:30

Work As Worship Retreat

This special live simulcast will feature Francis Chan, Megan Alexander and many more nationally renowned speakers focused on the importance of worship through work. The event, which will be hosted in Chattanooga at First-Centenary United Methodist Church, will include a local panel discussion and opportunities to engage with others from across the city.

Registration information can be found at workasworshipretreat.org

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Sep
11
12:00 PM12:00

Making Healthy Disciples + Being A Church for Monday (Lunch)

Dr. Charlie Self, Director of City Development for Made To Flourish, returns to Chattanooga September 11 for two special programs for pastors.  Pastors from call churches are welcome to attend either:

Breakfast @ 8:45 at Wally's Restaurant on 1600 McCallie Avenue

Lunch @ 12 Noon at the Brainerd Crossroads, 4011 Austin Avenue

Both events are free of charge.  Register by emailing bstiles@chattfaithandwork.org.

Made To Flourish is a ministry organization based in Denver, CO, provides resources to empower a growing network of pastors and their churches to integrate faith, work and economic wisdom for the flourishing of communities.  

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Sep
11
8:45 AM08:45

Making Healthy Disciples + Being A Church For Monday (Breakfast)

Dr. Charlie Self, Director of City Development for Made To Flourish, returns to Chattanooga September 11 for two special programs for pastors.  Pastors from call churches are welcome to attend either:

Breakfast @ 8:45 at Wally's Restaurant on 1600 McCallie Avenue

Lunch @ 12 Noon at the Brainerd Crossroads, 4011 Austin Avenue

Both events are free of charge.  Register by emailing bstiles@chattfaithandwork.org.

Made To Flourish is a ministry organization based in Denver, CO, provides resources to empower a growing network of pastors and their churches to integrate faith, work and economic wisdom for the flourishing of communities.  

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The Art of the Short View
Jun
14
12:00 PM12:00

The Art of the Short View

A CIFW Lunch + Learn

We place a lot of importance in strategic thinking and business forecasting, but what if God has other plans?  Rodger Piersant is a successful entrepreneur and visionary business leader who knows even the most solid of plans can change overnight.  

Join Rodger and the Chattanooga Institute for Faith + Work as we explore what it means to leave room for God in our business planning.  

Rodger will address the inherent tension that often exists when a business leader tries to balance his bold confidence in the future with the humility that genuine faith demands.

Event Location: Feed Co. Table + Tavern, 201 W Main Street

Cost: $15 (plus Eventbrite service fee, if applicable)

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-the-short-view-tickets-46175354729

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Apr
19
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch + Learn: Thriving In God's Economy

Robby Holt, senior pastor at Chattanooga's Northshore Fellowship, has co-authored a new book to be published in April--Practicing in the King's Economy: Honoring Jesus in How We Work, Spend, Save and Give.

Join us to hear Robby explore what it means to really thrive at work and everywhere else.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Where:  Feed Co. Table + Tavern

Time: Noon to 1:15 PM.

Cost: $15 (plus service charge for online reservations)

Register Now: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/chattanooga-institute-for-faith-work-15329343488

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