Sadly the Church, and ministers, are often not well equipped with a robust theology and missional orientation that can help them to serve them to encourage, inspire and equip their members for faithful discipleship where they spend most of their waking lives. Frequently the local congregation focuses its teaching on the issues of the Church or denomination.
The programs offered help to form people for good membership in the Church, but they are not equipped, inspired or commissioned for service in the world of work.
This 2 day seminar will offer you a chance to reflect on God’s purpose for work. It will give you some theological and practical tools that you can use to serve and equip your members in discovering their calling, helping them to develop their talents and gifts, and live within God’s will for their work life. The course is designed for both full time pastors, and for Christians in the world of work who want to do some theology and be challenged and equipped for ministry in the ‘9-5 window’.
About the facilitator
Revd. Dr. Dion Forster is a minister and academic. Dion has served at the corporate chaplain of the Power Group of Companies (South Africa’s largest privately owned Civil engineering and property development company) since 2008. In addition to this he serves as the chaplain to the Global Day of Prayer and Unashamedly Ethical movements and is the International Director of ‘EXPOSED – Shining a light on corruption’. Dion has a PhD in Systematic Theology and is working on a second PhD in New Testament at Radboud University, Nijmegen. He is a Methodist Minister who lives in Somerset West with his wife Megan and their two children, Courtney and Liam.