Fruitfulness on the Frontline: Finance – Making Good Work

Taylor Selwyn Room, Learning Centre

15th May 2017 7.30pm - 15th May 2017 9.30pm Event Type: Festival

A new community building programme for professional people.

“The most mundane action can carry the fragrance of Christ.  Certainly, it is the case that poor work done with a bad attitude is very unlikely to create a good platform for talking about the gospel.  Conversely, when you serve others well, when you do your bit, pull for the team, your words about Jesus are more likely to be well received.”

Professor Richard Werner will reflect on Mark Greene’s book Fruitfulness on the Frontline and on how we do  ‘good’ work on our frontline.  In this lecture Professor Werner will reflect upon the ways in which we can not only do good work, but also how we can invite God into our tasks, both those we find difficult and those we find easy.  In a frontline of global business how might you use the talents, freedoms and opportunities given to you to do something that opens up a missional opportunity?

Part of a series of lectures on 22 May, 12, 19 & 26 June.

On 6 March 2017 The Executive Director of the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity, Mark Greene, gave a lecture to launch a new Hampshire wide community building programme for professional people, called Fruitfulness on the Frontline. The aim of Fruitfulness on the Frontline is to develop and resource communities of professionals who connect their discipleship as Christians with the particular markets and industries in which they work. The workplace is often the ‘frontline’ of faith, where our Christian values are sometimes challenged by the pressures of survival in the marketplace. Speakers in the series represent just a few industries/market sectors, however anyone who works in any market sector will be inspired by this series of gatherings, because the principles of applying Christian faith remain the same.

Professor Richard Werner, DPhil (Oxon) obtained his first degree in economics from the London School of Economics with first class honors. His doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford was on monetary economics and economic policy. Richard has been at the University of Southampton since 2004, first as Reader and since 2005 as Professor and Chair in International Banking.  Some of Richard’s work featured prominently in the financial press, attracting interest, among others, from Alan Greenspan. Richard has appeared frequently on Japanese and international television commenting on economic and financial affairs. In 2003, the World Economic Forum, Davos, selected him as ‘Global Leader for Tomorrow’.

Tickets:

£5 – standard price
£8 - to include sandwich supper
£12 – to include the book, Fruitfulness on the Frontline, by Mark Greene
£15 – ticket, book & sandwich supper

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