City Gates Initiative Collective - The Ezra & Nehemiah Question
Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
Can today's church leaders and marketplace leaders honor one another's Kingdom calling?
Our churches are full of highly respected and godly leaders from starkly different educations, experiences and authority structures. Our pastors, ministers and priests are trained to lead within the church organization, while many in their congregations are equipped and oriented for leadership beyond the church.
Just as Ezra and Nehemiah joined together to rebuild Jerusalem, there is great potential for powerful collaboration among our church and marketplace leaders. But far too often their stark differences in perspective and approach create a painful professional and personal gulf that greatly reduces their mutual appreciation and impact.
In our next City Gates Collective, business veteran and author, Bob Erdmann, will help marketplace leaders and church leaders enter into this tension through a healthy conversation in a safe environment. Together, we will unpack questions such as: What is this gulf and how did it come to be? What is the common call we all have to answer? Is it valid to say we are co-creators with God? What is the scriptural imprimatur for churches to help those laboring in the secular realm? Is there a difference between Marketplace Ministry and the Call To Work?
If you are a leader, or student leader-to-be, within church, business, education, science/healthcare, media, arts/entertainment, social services, government or family, you are invited to add your ear and voice to this collaborative, redemptive conversation.
When & Where
City Gates Initiative - Ashland Theological Seminary
Redeem Your Work. Renew Your Culture. Restore Your Community.
The City Gates Initiative fulfills Ashland Theological Seminary's commitment to serve Jesus-followers whose everyday work presents an opportunity for influence in the fabric of life and culture beyond the church. City Gates has a perspective of the kingdom that places work within the very heart of change in the world. We give you a new lens through which to view the kingdom and the restoring potential of your everyday work.