Pre-Conference Workshop

PLNU - Fermanian Conference Center

How do we live faithfully in our classrooms, through our scholarship, and with the professional demands of our profession? At times, this can be a daunting and confusing task. What does it actually mean to integrate faith and learning? Can it really be done? If so, whose faith and whose learning are we talking about? And how do we keep tending our own spiritual flames rather than merely guarding the ashes? The challenges are real, with eternal implications for all of us.

This interactive workshop titled More Than the Bottom Line: Living a Faithful Life, designed for both new and experienced faculty members, will utilize presentations, stories, discussions, and our own experiences and challenges to examine and reflect on how to live faithfully as a faculty member. The goal of the workshop is to help each participant to reflect seriously about the role of faith in their professional work, and to leave with a plan for growing as a faculty member and a Christian, loving God and neighbor.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

Personal Spiritual Practices for the Journey: Keeping Your Cup Full

Bringing Your Faith to the Classroom?

Finding Faith in Your Scholarship!

Being a Faithful Faculty Member (and Getting Promoted, too)

Conclusion: Where Do We Go from Here?