Laura Kelly Fanucci, Research Associate for the Collegeville Institute Seminars, attended the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship’s annual Symposium on Jan. 26-28, 2017, in Grand Rapids, MI. The Seminars were invited to participate in a pre-conference consultation on “Faith, Work, and Worship: Strengthening Connections and Growing Networks of Resources” on Jan. 25th, hosted by Cory Willson of Calvin Theological Seminary and John D. Witvliet of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.
The goals of the ecumenical consultation were to discuss recent developments and programs in the faith and work movement; identify useful resources for local congregations and worship leaders in the area of faith, work, and discipleship; and identify pressing needs and potential areas of collaboration to serve local churches. The theme of the consultation corresponded with one of the learning trajectories of the Symposium: “Faith, Work/Vocation, and Public Worship.”
Laura was also invited to co-lead a symposium session with Bruce Benedict, chaplain at Hope College, and Isaac Wardell of Bifrost Arts, entitled “Here Are My Hands: A Practical Worship on Affirming Vocation in Weekly Worship Practice.” Laura shared resources from her forthcoming book To Bless Our Callings: Prayers, Poems, and Hymns to Celebrate Vocation (Wipf & Stock, fall 2017).