FLOURISHING@WORK SERIES – WORK, INTERRUPTED

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September 23, October 9 & 23, 2020

Zoom webinar

work - Photo by XPS on Unsplash

Photo by XPS on Unsplash.

FLOURISHING@WORK SERIES – WORK, INTERRUPTED

The pandemic has disrupted work as we know it, forcing us to re-evaluate work.

How might an understanding of the theology of work, psychological and practical work assessment as well as spiritual formation help us navigate this disruption in more hopeful ways?

Work, Interrupted integrates all these aspects in three engaging webinars to help you make sense of and find direction in these challenging times. Professionals in these areas will be joined by a panel of “work, interruptees” to bring understanding, share experiences and shed light on our disruption.

Session 1: The Face of Disruption (Fri, September 25, 2020)
How can an understanding of the theology of work help us better navigate this disruption to work? What spiritual disposition will carry us through? Two special guest panelists add life and immediacy to the session as they share their response to work, interrupted.

Session 2: Home, Invaded (Fri, October 9, 2020)
The line between home and work has blurred, bringing about tension amid new challenges. Perhaps relearning to love self and neighbour can help us honour our boundaries. What spiritual discipline can show us the way forward?

Session 3: Following Christ in the Face of Disruption (Fri, October 23, 2020)
Understand the psychology behind change, and learn discernment through an engaging panel discussion so that you can brave uncertainty and follow Christ with faith and courage.

Speakers
Anthony Siow is a spiritual director trained in the Ignatian tradition. Siow left behind a successful advertising career to follow God’s call to cast the net elsewhere. Making use of his skills and creativity in advertising, he incorporates the arts and popular culture into his work as spiritual and retreat director.

Siow conducts retreats regularly for BGST and serves as a mentor for the school. He also leads silent retreats to Thailand and Australia.

Jeremy Gwee retired from banking and now serves as Director, Delivery Partnerships, at the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning for Asia and Australia. He also represents Bakke Graduate University in Asia and is a member of the BGST council.

Michael Low started his professional life as a litigation lawyer. He then moved on to international private banking, where he spent over 10 years working with high net worth clients. After completing his theological studies at Regent College, Vancouver, with an MA in Theological Studies with a particular focus on Marketplace Theology, Low now serves as the Advancement Consultant for reSource Leadership International, a Christian not-for-profit whose mission is to train and equip church leaders in the majority world. He is also exploring ways to re-connect with the marketplace where his passion lies.

Tan Seng Kong is BGST’s Lecturer of Systematic and Spiritual Theology. He is a graduate from Regent College, Vancouver (MA, Spiritual Theology). Tan completed his PhD in Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary where he focused his research on Jonathan Edwards’s doctrine of salvation. Tan was trained as an architect and with his family, worships at Bethel Assembly of God.

Dates: September 23, 2020
              October 9, 2020
              October 23, 2020

Time: 7.45pm – 9.45pm

Cost: $60 (full series)
            $25 (per series)

Register at: https://bgst.edu.sg/events/details/219

About the Organiser:
Biblical Graduate School of Theology (BGST) is a theological institution that seeks to help Christians and the church reflect theologically and holistically on what is going on in the world.

It offers a thorough and systematic study programme for lay people, to help them live out their Christian faith in their vocations and be more effective in serving God, emphasising not only the development of biblical and theological knowledge, but also the acquisition of analytical, critical and integrative skills in interpreting the Scriptures.

Photo courtesy of BGST.

Photo courtesy of BGST.

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