If the gospel is making all things new, how does this grace change the way we view and experience our work? As we are being formed daily by the gospel, our work increasingly becomes the expression of this new identity. We should hope that our work bears the soulful qualities of this profound transformation. As the gospel begins to grow in our lives, we begin to realize that our problem is not that we expect too much from our work but too little.
As part of this year’s Formation initiative at Redeemer, CFW will explore the ways God is expanding our vision for the calling of work. The Soulful Work Lunch Series will feature Christians who are pursuing their work and calling in inspiring ways to serve New York City. Each month CFW will host dialogues with professionals from various industries to explore the inherent goodness of work, it’s instrumental impact, and innovative outcomes. These gatherings will provide glimpses into common struggles and will seek to foster the hope that emerges when we come to expect more from God within our work. The series will provide concrete examples of how formative work is to our calling as disciples of Christ. Lunch and a time of Q&A with the guest will be included.
Nov 10 A Conversation with NewYorker.com editor Michael Luo
Dec 1 Soulful Filmmaking with award-winning filmmaker, Ben Stamper
Jan 31 Soulful Law with Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Kyoko Takahashi Lin
Feb Soulful Investing with CEO and co-founder of the Investors Exchange, Brad Katsuyama
Feb Soulful Entrepreneurship with Founder and President of Tufenkian Import/Export Ventures, Inc., James Tufenkian
Mar Soulful Healthcare with CEO of Beacon Christian Community Health Center, Dr. David Kim
Apr Soulful Performing Arts with Tony-Nominated actress Elizabeth Davis
May Soulful Artistry with world-renowned artist Mako Fujimura
June Soulful Education with teacher, educator and administrator, Dr. Lisa Hertzog