What ever happened to the view that serving God meant the whole of my life and not just part of it? This includes my everyday work. Recent research shows that we struggle with this perspective.
Forty three participants from six churches gathered for the Gotham Kick Off Retreat at Springwood, Blue Mountains over 13 to 15 February.
It was exciting to see nine members from the Dalby Presbyterian Church travel approx. 1,000 kilometres to be there, along with their brothers and sisters from four Sydney churches and one church from Wollongong.
City to City Australia's CEO, Andrew Katay, opened the retreat by welcoming participants and framing the program as an intensive experience to study, explore, debate and reflect on those things at the heart of a Gospel Dynamic, which shapes the whole of our lives.
"This is not just a program, this is an experience, covering heart renewal, community renewal and cultural renewal."
Andrew also welcomed the Australian Centre for Faith's principal sponsor, Reventure, represented by CEO, Lindsay McMillan and City to City Australia's Chair, Wendy Simpson, both of whom shared the crucial nature of bringing a Christ-focussed perspective to the marketplace of our work lives.
Those who will be taking up Gotham this year represent a wide variety of careers and industries, including teaching, medicine, para medical, youth work, engineering, business development, sales, electrical contracting, IT, Not for Profit management, accounting, agriculture, agronomy, administration, small business, law, data analytics and community development.
To learn more about Gotham for your church, contact Gabriel Lacoba at email@example.com