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Working in the Presence of God: A Workshop with Denise Daniels

Sat 09.30.23 @ 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

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So often it is tempting to compartmentalize our lives into work, home, church, and other categories. However, God is present in every domain. How do we become aware of God in the midst of our workday rhythms? How do we notice and implement spiritual practices in such a way that we can be transformed into Christ’s likeness through our work?

This half-day seminar with management scholar Denise Daniels will shed light on ways people can integrate spiritual practices into their everyday work lives. Denise will lead us through a time of teaching, discussion, and small group exercises around spiritual practices she discusses in her similarly titled book, Working in the Presence of God: Spiritual Practices for Everyday Work (Hendrickson, 2019). We will touch on a liturgy for commuting, surrendering our calendar, affirming our calling, celebrating success, lamenting, practicing sabbath, and other practices.

The size of this workshop will be limited to 24 to facilitate interaction. We will have some of her books available for purchase on-site. Lunch and beautiful views around Dottie’s Ranch are included in your registration fee.

 From a Book Review 

Working in the Presence of God is a gift to those who seek a deeper connection between their faith and their work. By applying ancient spiritual disciplines to the context of 21st century work, this book offers practical guidance on honoring work responsibilities in the context of an embodied faith, inviting new ways of offering one’s work to God as an act of worship.

— Dr. Annie Kato, Assistant Professor of Management

School of Business, Government, & Economics

Seattle Pacific University



The seminar will take place at Upper House’s off-site meeting location—Dottie’s Ranch—at 4136 Rutland Dunn Townline Road, Oregon, Wisconsin. See directions.

Number of People

24 (with waitlist)

Registration Fee

Your $35 fee includes coffee, bakery, and lunch.


Denise Daniels is the inaugural Hudson T. Harrison Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship at Wheaton College, established to stimulate students to turn ideas into both new ventures as entrepreneurs and new businesses within established organizations. Previously she was a professor of management at Seattle Pacific University. She earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Washington. Her scholarly interests include meaningful work, Sabbath, leadership, gender, and motivation. Denise is also the co-Principal Investigator on a $1.5M research project examining how Christians in the United States understand and engage their faith at work, funded by the Lilly Endowment.




Sat 09.30.23
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
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Dottie’s Ranch
4136 Rutland Dunn Town Line Road
Oregon, Wisconsin 53575
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