FAITH AND WORK.
We might see them as estranged. But, in truth, they share a crucial aim: to see the unseen. Nothing new has been made without faith. Nothing unseen has been seen without work. When the force of what we do hits why we do it, we wither or we flourish. We don't want to just examine that collision. We want to live in the intersection where it occurs. To celebrate what flies. And to rethink what falls. To map. To explore. To create. To risk and to fail better. Not just for a nicer 9-to-5. But to serve the city we belong to and love. It comes down to one key truth: work matters. So do it well.
The Center for Faith & Work (CFW) exists to explore and investigate the gospel’s unique power to renew hearts, communities, and the world, in and through our day-to-day work. As the cultural renewal arm of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, we foster, shepherd, and empower the church as it is scattered, living and working out in the world, beyond the walls of any one gathered place of worship.
CFW's programming, classes, and events can be characterized by three different areas of emphasis: 1) theological and discipleship training, 2) community formation, and 3) exploring and fostering innovation and imagination in all fields of work.
No work has been finished without faith. No faith has been realized without work. The Center for Faith & Work exists to explore this very intersection. It’s here where we wither or flourish. And if vocation truly is, as Buechner claimed, “where our greatest passion meets the world’s greatest need” then our cubicles, studios, and homes are nothing short of sacred.
Any answer to what makes a work ‘Christian’? is, in the end, reductive. But, we unabashedly adopt Dorothy Sayers' working definition: Good work, done well.
From this creed, we derive who we’re for: the city to which we belong and the flourishing of its people. By integrating faith and work, we strive to follow God's call "to seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”