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Renew Conference

Renewing Work: Moving from Drudgery to Imaging Jesus


Westminster Church holds the Renew Conference to explore the connections between theology and practice. "Renew" emphasizes our role as God's image bearers who are here to partner with him in his mission to bring renewal to the world through the living out of faith in Jesus the Messiah.

Thank you to everyone who came and participated in our 2018 conference! It was a delight to hear from Jeff Haanen and explore the topic of how our faith relates to our vocation together.

Go ahead and put next year's conference on your calendars:

February 22-24, 2019: Renewing Our Sexuality.

We have confirmed Dr. Tim Lane as our keynote speaker. He is the Founder and President of the Institute for Pastoral Care, a non-profit that equips local churches to care for their people, and operates a counseling practice in Georgia where he lives with his wife and four children. Dr. Lane received his Doctorate of Ministry in Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary, has published multiple books including How People Change and Relations: A Mess Worth Making, developed religious curriculums and is a contributor to the Journal of Biblical Counseling.


Here are the details from the 2018 conference, to give you an idea of what to expect as you look forward to 2019!

The 2018 conference investigated our vocation and how it relates to our faith. The main speaker was Jeff Haanen. He is the CEO and Founder of the Denver Institute for Faith and Work and the 5280 Fellowship, an intensive 9-month experience for emerging leaders in Denver.

The cost to attend is as follows:

Couple: $25, Individual $15, Student (high school or college) $5

The weekend schedule is as follows:

Friday, Feb 23
• 6:30-6:45p.m. Opening Remarks
• 6:45-7:45p.m. General Session 1: Hope for Our Work
• 8:00-9:00p.m. Breakout Seminars
Saturday, Feb 24
• 8:00-8:30a.m. Breakfast
• 8:30-9:30a.m. General Session 2: Good Jobs: A Strategy for Profit and Poverty Alleviation
• 9:45-10:45a.m. Breakout Seminars
• 11:00-12:00p.m. General Session 3: What's Your Plan? Searching for a Deeper Purpose for Retirement
Sunday, Feb 25
Jeff Haanen will preach in both services: The Church in the World











Breakout Seminars included:

Q&A with Jeff Haanen (Saturday only)

Working with the Poor- Hayden Blythe

Thinking Biblically about Entry Level Work- Jeff Norton

Leadership in the Workplace- Fred Pasquine

The Work of Relationships- Cayti Strickland

Family Life and Work- Beth Steiner