Westminster’s Mission and Outreach:
Faith and Work: Why do we need to work to lead a fulfilled life? Why does work oftentimes seem fruitless, pointless and difficult? How can we overcome these difficulties and find satisfaction in our work through the gospel? In this class, we will discuss the application of theological content and biblical truths to everyday work life, creating a more meaningful and sustainable integration of faith and work. The class will, in part, be organized around the book, Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work by Timothy Keller and also incorporate materials from the Theology of Work Project. Whatever type of work you do (paid or unpaid), this class aims to show how we can live out God’s plan in our work, providing the foundation for a thriving professional and balanced personal life (Jim Cauthen, Lounge)
Contemporary Theology: The class continues its discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me. This discussion moves the study and class discussion from traditional academic theology and well-known theologians into a more practical theological approach to the toughest and most persistent current issues in our lives. Coates’ book is not traditional theology but, offers a different setting for us to consider our theology. Our new effort is to bring theological understanding to current social and cultural issues. We continue to ask that class participants read the referenced material in advance of the class and thus be prepared to join in discussion in a shared leadership model (Choir Classroom).