The Common Good Conference is a one-day, multi-site gathering to explore how your church can equip you for ministry in the workplace and trigger community growth — becoming ‘a church for Monday.’
Join Faith & Work Chicago at The Christian Life Center in Blue Island for this fantastic gathering to hear from national speakers like K.A. Ellis, Tom Nelson and Brian Loritts as well and learn more about local Faith & Work opportunities. Early bird tickets are $39 before Sep 15th.
We all work. But what is it for? We're partnering with other organizations serving young professionals this November to examine what it means to be stewards of our vocation for the glory of God and good of our neighbor. Join us to be challenged by Pastor Charlie E. Dates, Bishop Horace Smith, Dr. Deborah Gorton and marketplace leaders representing a variety of industries. Whether you are an educator, artist, designer, entrepreneur or engineer, you’ll enjoy networking and learning with like-minded professionals in Chicago.
This is part one of The "Faith &" Series (hosted by Women’s Ministry at Park Community Church)
How Faith Informs Our Daily Lives
All women are invited to join this four-part series on what faith actively looks like when applied to our work, finances, media consumption, and friendships. Each session will offer a clear foundation of what biblical stewardship looks like in these specific areas. This will be an open and honest place to learn, discuss, and be encouraged. Lastly, you will be given practical follow-up steps to apply what you learn.
Join us for one, some or all the series. Bring your small group! Invite your friends and co-workers.
August 22nd - Faith & Work
September 19th - Faith & Finances
October 17th - Faith & Media
November 21st - Faith & Friendships
Faith & Work
We spend most of our lives working, but how does our faith intersect with our work? In this session we will hear from guest speaker Malissa Mackey about the Biblical story of work. We will also have the opportunity to hear from a panel of women on how they personally have seen their faith play out in the work place.
Join us for dinner and workshop to learn how to apply this popular tool as a powerful resource in the workplace by understanding ourselves and others. Alexandra Hoerr, LCPC is certified in the Enneagram, utilizing it in her counseling practice and with teams. The workshop will include a basic overview and a deeper dive into how understanding peoples' motivations can greatly impact our productivity, enjoyment and relationships in our daily work. This workshop will be beneficial to those new to the Enneagram and those with prior experience.
** Dinner starts at 6pm, Workshop to follow
Do you ever wonder what your 8am-5pm (and beyond!) job has to do with God's Kingdom purposes? Are you just supposed to grind it out and wait for retirement to do what you really want to do? What voices are you listening to when it comes to how you should think about your work?
Join us this summer for a 4 week journey to explore these questions in community. We'll dive deeper into a theology of work, wrestle through ideas about calling and vocation and provide you with a mentor to walk alongside you.
There are 7 sessions on Saturday mornings (10-noon) and Tuesday evenings (7-9pm) between June 1 - 22nd for instruction, small group interaction and practical application. Applications and a $50 due May 20th.
Join us for an informal meet up at the Game Room in the historic Chicago Atheletic Association. Come anytime between 5:30-7:30 and enjoy bocce, billiards, shuffleboard, chess and checkers as well as a chance to catch up with FaithTech founder, James Kelly, and reconnect with local friends. There is a bar with food and beverages for purchase.
The Game Room is on the second floor of the CAA. Take the staircase on the right just past Fairgrounds coffee. Once you're in the hotel lobby walk past the check in desk and you'll see the entrance to the Game Room
Everyone wants to live the good life. But what is the good life? Who defines it? Would I know it if I saw it? Join us every Tuesday in May for provocative discussion in the middle of your work week and the middle of your work day as we look to be shaped by the True Story of the world.
We believe the gospel transforms not only individuals, but whole communities, industries and nations in and through our everyday work. To this end Faith & Work Chicago is catalyzing and equipping men and women to engage the brokenness around them and use their redemptive imagination to envision what could be. Through the City Renewal Accelerator we will act together in faith, dependent on God to work, to bring real solutions to some of the greatest areas of need in our city.
*A list of the City Renewal Projects will be posted soon, and opportunities will exist to submit additional proposals and projects.
The Burnham Fellowship seeks to provide the theological, spiritual and relational foundations required for a meaningful and sustainable integration of your faith and everyday work.
We have been privileged to offer this incredible 9 month program for for the last 3 years, building an alumni network of 43 men and women seeking the well-being of our city for the good of their neighbor to the glory of God
Join current and former Fellows for dinner on Thursday, March 28 to learn more about this unique whole-life discipleship program.
The meal is free, we just ask that you RSVP so we know you're coming!
Industry Volunteers Needed!
Join International Fellowship for their annual Career Development Workshop on March 2nd to tangibly serve international students looking to start their careers in the city. We are in need working professionals from all fields who would be willing to come share their experience and advice during the networking lunch portion from 11:45-2pm. If you'd like to come, please take a moment to fill out the form below.
We all have to do it, but do you ever wonder: Does my work really matter?
Is your everyday work just a means to an end? a race to retirement? or could there be more?
Tickets are $8 and include appetizers and a glass of wine.
Sponsored by: FaithTech // Faith and Work Chicago
Hosted at: WeWork Kinzie
*WeWork provides small businesses, startups, freelancers, large enterprises, and everyone in between with the workspace, community, and services they need to make a life, not just a living. With weekly events, personalized support, month-to-month flexibility, and access to over 400,000 like-minded creators around the world, WeWork is the perfect place to grow your business. Book your tour here! https://www.wework.com/l/chicago--IL
Do you have a love/hate relationship with the start of a new year? Do you want to set goals, but feel paralyzed because you're sure you can't follow through?
Us too. Which is why we're excited to host our first women's event around this very topic! And we're looking forward to introducing you to a proven tool called PowerSheets to help you actually do the things YOU want to do. Learn more about it HERE. You can purchase a planner, but it’s not necessary to benefit from the workshop.
Brunch and plenty of coffee will be provided, please RSVP below so we can plan for food.
*photo credit https://cultivatewhatmatters.com/
Join us for this Christmas benefit concert with Holy Trinity Church featuring diverse performances from a number of talented artists - from opera to hip-hop to bluegrass! A silent auction and portion of ticket sales will go to support Safe Families, a Christian organization that helps children and families in times of crisis.
TIME: Silent Auction: 6pm | Concert: 7pm
COST: $15 for adults and $10 for children & students.
Prices increase to $20/ticket if you purchase at the door.
Join us for 3 days of building innovative tech solutions for some of the most challenging problems facing Chicago.
We're bringing together the collective skills of Christian technologists, entrepreneurs and anyone else desiring to put their faith and talents to work for the good of the city. We believe that together we can create technologies to address significant issues impacting families, churches, the local community and the world.
The 2018 Chicago Hack builds on the success of the previous FaithTech, Code for the Kingdom, and Indigitous hackathons that have been hosted in over 32 cities and 12 countries. These events have gathered over 4000 technologists and created hundreds of projects with Kingdom impact. Now, it's time to help release the talent and passion of Chicagoland.
Whether you are a skilled technologist, a marketing professional, a non-profit leader, a project manager or just someone who wants to put their faith into action we need you! We already have ideas for projects aimed at addressing human trafficking and we're looking forward to having you bring the projects and issues you are passionate about to the men and women with skills to help solve them.
Click here to learn more about past Hackathon projects
Join F&WC and hundreds of ministry leaders this fall in Chicago to learn more about bringing the gospel to our cities. Main sessions will feature keynote speakers like Tim Keller, Trillia Newbell and Charlie Dates and include worship, video testimonies, panel discussions, and bible exposition, all designed to inspire and build vision to reach our cities.
Receive 20% off registration when you use our discount code (faithworkchicago)
Join us October 16 for a special Lunch and Learn with our partner FaithTech who will co-host our time. We'll be exploring examples of existing tech projects doing inspiring things around the world and brainstorm together some ideas for future projects we could invest our time and talents towards in Chicago.
We’re privileged to partner with Resource Global and offer you this special opportunity to attend a breakfast with renowned speaker and author, Dave Evans.
Dave is the co-founder of the Life Design Lab of the Stanford Design Program, and co-author with Bill Burnett of the 2016 NYT #1 bestseller book Designing Your Life. He’s been contributing as a national thought leader on faith and work since the 80’s when he served as a dean, teacher and mentor of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship’s Marketplace Ministry conferences. For four decades, Dave has been teaching on the integration of faith and work in churches, colleges, camps, and conferences.
Space is limited but the event is free if you register ASAP
The 2018 Faith at Work Summit is a two-day gathering of 500 church and marketplace leaders—the premier event of the faith and work movement in the United States. The summit gathers leaders and active participants from every industry sector who desire to learn from each other and work together to extend Christ’s transforming presence in workplaces around the world. This is not a celebrity-speaker event, but a gathering where all in attendance participate, share new ideas, and create lasting partnerships.
Faith & Work Chicago is proud to be a Summit exhibitor
We believe that the integration of faith and technology leads to incredible solutions for the good of our city and the world.
Join us Thursday, September 20th for an unforgettable evening with Tiffany Moeller, a data scientist and active member of the Chicagoland anti-trafficking community. As a founding board member of Refuge for Women (Chicago), Tiffany helped launch a residential aftercare program for survivors of sex trafficking and is currently collaborating with other local non-profits engaged in direct outreach and intervention for individuals currently in situations of exploitation.
As more trafficking victims are advertised and sold online, many non-profits are facing new challenges in identifying and engaging with potential victims. Join us as Tiffany shares how technology can be leveraged as a force multiplier in the fight against exploitation and human trafficking in Chicago and how developers can specifically address some of the emerging challenges faced by anti-trafficking organizations today.
Interested in contributing to work like this? There may be an opportunity to join this project in collaboration with local non-profits during our November Hackathon!
If you are a technologist, developer, business leader, pastor, non-profit volunteer, or simply interested in this conversation, we'd love to have you join us! Snacks and coffee provided.
The event is free, but there is limited seating at this venue, please register ASAP. Because our tickets are limited, please cancel your spot if your plans should change prior to the event.
Our work takes us to the highest of highs, the lowest of lows, and everywhere in between.
But as people who believe, live by, and proclaim the goodness of the gospel, our work should mean so much more. Join us for a one-day experience where we’ll examine how we are formed to work for the glory of God.
Whether you are an educator or artist, designer or engineer, homemaker, consultant, doctor, and everyone in between all are welcome.
Use our code to receive a $10 discount: work
Lunch and Learn is back starting Sep 4th! Join us at the HTC Office (53 W Jackson #450) every Tuesday at noon for lunch and a guided discussion around topics related to faith and work. Lunch is provided. Check out the Facebook Event page for more.
Fall 2018 Series:
September: Public Faith. We'll discuss a variety of topics related to how we live our faith in pluralistic work environments.
October thru December: Sex, Money and Power. Our worldview dramatically shapes how we think about each of these areas. We'll explore the topics related to our faith and our lives in the public sector.
What does our faith have to do with working every day as an engineer? How does our Christian faith inform how we work? Is God glorified in the mundane work I do day in and day out or just when I share my faith with my co-workers?
We'll spend time simply connecting with one another and exploring these questions together in community.
Do you ever feel disconnected in your industry? Have you ever wished you could meet some other Christians working in Chicago? Join us for an informal evening of connecting with technologists, pastors, business leaders, non-profit volunteers and other like-minded people exploring the intersection of faith and technology in the city.
Join us for a 4 week, 8-session summer program to help us understand our work in light of the gospel, wrestle through ideas about calling and vocation and interact with a mentor in your field of work.
We meet Saturday mornings (10-noon) and Tuesday evenings (7-9pm) in the Loop between June 23 -July 21 for instruction, small group interaction and practical application.
Learn more here and apply today!
The Burnham Fellowship seeks to provide the theological, spiritual and relational foundations required for a meaningful and sustainable integration of your faith and every day work.
Join current and former fellows for dinner to learn more about this unique 9 month program for equipping people to view their work through the lens of the gospel.
Applications are now open for the 2018/19 Cohort here
Join the Burnham Fellows for lunch on Saturday to learn what Together Chicago is doing to be a catalyst for lasting transformation in the city of Chicago. Alongside churches, businesses, community leaders and government officials they are seeking to inspire hope through 4 areas of focus - Economic Development, Education, Violence Reduction and Faith Community Mobilization.
Brian Ng, Associate Director of Economic Development, will share about the ways God is working through these various channels to bring about real change on Chicago's south side. We'll conclude with lunch together and informal discussion with Brian about the gospel impact of economic development in our cities.
Are you an innovator? entrepreneur? change agent? Do you have ideas for products, services, technology but don't know how to take the next step? Or do you just like to be with other creatives and think about cultural renewal?
Join us for this challenging and encouraging 5 week video and discussion based course from Praxis Labs designed for current and aspiring entrepreneurs. Fill out the contact form for more information or to let us know you'll be participating.
When: Monday evenings
5 weeks March 26 through April 23
We are gathering in Chicago on March 19th to explore the intersection of the Christian faith and technology. James Kelly, founder of FaithTech, will share the journey of this movement which started in Waterloo, ON and has spread across Canada. We will then form groups to discuss how the combination of Faith and Technology could impact Chicago.
If you are a technologist, developer, business leader, pastor, non-profit volunteer, or simply interested in this conversation, we'd love to have you join us!
Join us for this interactive Workshop to learn how your faith not only enables you to work for God’s glory, but also gives a you framework to understand God’s Kingdom purpose for you in the world. We’ll look at God’s original intentions for work, how sin has corrupted it and how we get to play a role in God’s redemptive purposes no matter what work we find ourselves doing every day
Cost: $5.00 for Lunch