“Work constitutes the largest investment of our most valuable resource–time–but tends to be the area of our lives that receives the least amount of spiritual direction. We need an organization whose singular focus is to help us find and serve God in our working lives.” – Patton Dodd, Executive Editor, On Faith
The mission of Denver Institute for Faith & Work is to form men and women who live for Christ in all of life, bear witness to the gospel in every area of culture, and serve the needs of the world with the work of their hands.
We accomplish our mission primarily through four programs:
- Young Leader Fellowships – The 5280 Fellowship is a rigorous and selective program for emerging leaders in the metro Denver area. The nine-month program allows Fellows to develop robust networks and the spiritual, intellectual, relational, and professional foundations necessary to deeply underhand their work in light of the gospel. Learn more at 5280Fellows.com.
- Events & Forums – Public forums gather top-quality speakers on the integration of faith and, for example, health care, education, business, art, technology or media. We also partner with local churches to host events focused on encouraging laity to faithfully live out their vocation before God.
- Professional Development Programs – Vocation groups meet regularly to discuss key challenges in daily work or within a field, learn how the Christian faith sheds light on those challenges, and then seek creative ways to better serve our organizations, communities and professions.
- Church Partnership Network – We host bi-annual events for pastors on issues related to work and partner with local churches to provide resources to help them deepen conversations about theology of work and calling on a congregational level.