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On average we will spend 100,000 hours of our lives at work, whether paid or unpaid. As Christians we are each called to serve in unique ways, but it is not always clear how the muddy realities of our day-to- day work relate to God’s larger plan for our work lives. Pressures, personalities, paychecks, prestige— are these barriers to finding God’s purpose in our work, or are they a part of God’s purpose? What does vocational discernment look like for a Christian, and how can we discover it amidst both the ordinary and the complex realities of work?
Dessert and coffee/tea will be provided.
This event is held in partnership with High Point Church.
William G. Messenger is the Executive Editor of the Theology of Work Project and a member of the Steering Committee. Previously, Will was the Director of the Mockler Center for Faith and Ethics in the Workplace at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary from 1999 to 2008, and an adjunct faculty member there. He created and led the seminary’s doctoral and master’s degree programs in workplace leadership and business ethics. He has served as an adjunct faculty member of Laidlaw-Carey Graduate School (Auckland, New Zealand), guest lecturer at Holy Cross College (Worcester, MA) and adjunct professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY).
Will is a member of the Board of Directors of ArQule, Inc., a biotechnology company near Boston, where he chairs the compensation, nominating and governance committee and is a member of the audit committee. He previously worked as a sales representative at IBM, corporate finance associate at Goldman Sachs, consultant at McKinsey & Co., and vice president of sales and marketing Advanced Metabolic Systems. Will is ordained in the Episcopal Church and formerly served as pastor of Charles River Church in Boston and assistant rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Belmont, MA. He was awarded a B.S. in Physics from Case Western Reserve University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He lives near Boston, MA, USA, with his wife and their two daughters.