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ReWork

Inspire young adults to see why their work matters to God - equipping them to thrive, not just survive.

God didn’t create work as something to survive. He created work so we could thrive: human beings, made in His Image, living and working in sync with His purposes. 

In a ‘decent’ week, an average Christian might spend four hours with other Christians at church. And in that same week, they might spend forty hours with their colleagues at work.  

We know what discipleship looks like in the four hours. But what about the forty? What does it mean to be as alert to God’s presence at the desk as in the pew? What does it mean to be a lovingly present, lovingly disruptive kingdom citizen in your workplace? 

Author Stephen Macalpine writes, “A crucial task of the modern pastor is to prepare people for life in Babylon, Monday to Saturday (and increasingly Sunday!)” So what does it look like to prepare people for the week they will be having, instead of the week the church leader is having?

ReWork is a one-day event that takes a deep dive into those questions. Its aim is to inspire young adults to connect their discipleship to their work, and to see how they can make a difference with God through what they do, not just around it.

LICC runs ReWork in partnership with a host church or ministry: both partners can deliver inspiring up-front teaching across the day that is tailored to the local audience.

If your church or ministry is interested in hosting a ReWork day, register your interest below and someone from our team will be in touch!

ReWork content

LICC works with the local hosting church or ministry to create a bespoke offering that matches LICC’s best workplace teaching with the needs of the local audience. We suggest using or adapting the sessions suggested here:

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01 Why Your Work Matters to God

Many young adults can give a broad theology of work from Genesis 1-3, but far less can articulate a theology of their profession. This talk offers a Biblical framework that helps people to uncover why their particular work matters in God’s big picture – and how to show up on Monday as if it does.

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02 Lovingly Present, Lovingly Disruptive

‘Calling’ is a scary word for young adults who might be afraid of missing out on God’s purposes for their lives. This talk outlines the difference between ‘vocation’ and ‘occupation’ and explores what it means to live as a disciple of Jesus who is in the world, but not of the world – lovingly present, and lovingly disruptive – whatever your occupation might be.

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03 Habits of Purpose

It’s all well and good to talk about these ideas, but how do you become someone who lives it out every day? This talk presents LICC’s research into ‘spiritual practices’ of young adults and suggests practical ways in which deliberate habits make us more attentive to God on our frontlines – especially our workplaces.

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04 Mentoring

There’s nothing quite like a conversation with someone who’s walked the path ahead of you already. A key part of ReWork is connecting Christians with decades of workplace experience with young adults who need help to apply their learning to the practicalities of their own workplace situations. In both 1:1 conversations and whole-group facilitation, mentoring conversations at ReWork gives the day a dynamic edge.


 

Making it Happen

LICC runs ReWork in partnership with a host church or ministry: both partners can deliver inspiring up-front teaching across the day that is tailored to the local audience. The local church or ministry hosts the day and invites the participants. LICC bring the logistical support and design to aid recruitment and connection with mentors. 

After the day, we suggest that individuals who want to go deeper use either LICC’s Transforming Work resource; or apply to our Emerging Leaders programme to take their learning to the next level. 

If your church or ministry is interested in hosting a ReWork day, register your interest below and someone from our team will be in touch. 

 

Host ReWork

Interested in equipping the young adults in your church or area for the workplace? Get in touch to organise a ReWork day with our team.

Join a ReWork near you

A ReWork day may well be about to happen near you! To find out if there’s one you can join, see our events page.

Still have questions?

If you’d like to get a feel for the content before hosting or joining ReWork, why not get in touch? Contact us to find out more.

I’m interested in hosting a ReWork day

 

 

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