Learning Cohort: Redeeming Work
Wed 09.30.20 @ 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM CDTRegister
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Do you feel an emotional or intellectual gap between your faith and your academic studies? Are you confused about how faith connects with work? Do you want to be better equipped to live out your faith in the workplace after college? If so, we are offering a six-week video series and discussion called Redeeming Work, to deepen our understanding of the dynamic relationship between faith and work. This video series by Andy Crouch offers guided conversations, interviews, and case studies that examine real-life examples of Christians who have identified their unique skills, experiences, and passions as a means to pursue their true calling.
Who is the Cohort for?
This learning cohort is specifically designed for undergraduate students who want to integrate their faith with their classroom and the post-college career plans. Each week we will gather for lunch (provided by Upper House), watch a video from the series, and then gather for discussion in smaller, vocation-specific discussion groups.
We are limiting participation in the learning cohort to 30 students, and we ask for a full commitment to all six-weeks. If needed, cohort participants can join by Zoom. There are four vocational breakout discussion groups for those majoring in arts, business, non-profit leadership, and science-related fields. If your area of study is not one of these majors, we still encourage you to join the cohort.
Meeting Strategy and Schedule
Our cohort will meet six times, over lunch, every two weeks, on Wednesdays, 12:00-1:15 PM. Meetings will begin punctually and end on time.
We plan to meet in-person at Upper House. However, as with everything during the COVID-19 pandemic, our planning is influenced by the trajectory of the pandemic as well as university, state, and county policies. At Upper House, space will be arranged to allow for physical distancing. We will also require masks. If it turns out our learning cohort needs to go virtual, we will pivot to online meetings.
Daniel Johnson, Director of Technology and Campus Ministry Engagement at Upper House. With over 20 years of non-profit experience, Dan has spent his career investing in the lives of young adults spiritually, personally, and vocationally. He is passionate about helping young leaders flourish in the non-profit sector. Dan holds a degree in non-profit leadership management from the University of Northern Iowa.
Cameron Anderson, Associate Director at Upper House. Art is more than a passion; it is a lifelong vocational calling for Cam. Before joining the Upper House team, Cam completed a ten-year term as the Executive Director of Christians in the Visual Arts and has an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 2016, his book, The Faithful Artist: A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts, was published by IVP Academic as a volume in their prestigious series Studies in Theology and the Arts.
James Walker, Program Manager, Global Operations & Campus Minister for Cru. Before his role with Cru, Jim was Associate Dean & Chief Financial Officer at the University of Wisconsin School of Business. Jim also spent a 31-year career at BP in many different roles, finally as the Global Business Services Strategy & Program Director. He holds a BBA in Accounting, Finance, and Economics from the Wisconsin School of Business.