5 Things We’re Celebrating from 2019

by Jeff Haanen

As another year comes to an end, it’s easy to hustle through the holidays and focus on plans for the year ahead. While we’re busy looking forward to 2020, we also want to celebrate the work accomplished this year. Here are five things we’re celebrating from 2019:

11,450 Downloads of The Faith & Work Podcast

Following its launch in Fall 2019, The Faith & Work Podcast reached more than 10,000 downloads in 2019. With guests like Michaela O’Donnell Long of Fuller Theological Seminary and Dr. Curt Thompson, The Faith & Work Podcast offers listeners a variety of voices on topics such as calling, science, and culture. The top episodes of 2019 include:

1,172 Attendees at Events and Vocational Community Gatherings

In 2019, we fostered conversations around critical issues facing our economy, our churches, and our communities with industry leaders like Jay Jakub, Dr. Ellen Bartling, and Dr. Rick Lindroth. Topics included:

  • God, Energy, and the Environment; 
  • Character Formation in K-12 Education; and
  • The Faithful Artist. 

22 New Courses at Scatter.org

With the addition of two new staff members and partnerships with ChristianityToday and The Gospel Coalition, our online learning platform made significant strides in 2019. More than 1,000 people engaged with course content from as far away as Mexico City and the Philippines. This year’s most popular courses include: 

21 New Fellows from the 2018–19 Class

We wrapped up the third class of the 5280 Fellowship in May and commissioned twenty-one Fellows to leverage their platform with God, through work, for the world. Our most recent class of fellows represented nine home churches and eight industries throughout Denver, including: 

  • Arts;
  • Business/Finance;
  • Food & Beverage;
  • Education;
  • Healthcare;
  • Information Technology;
  • Law; and 
  • Nonprofit.

153 Donors Supporting the Work of DIFW

We are grateful for the people who financially support the work of Denver Institute. Your generosity is helping to build a network of faithful Christians throughout Denver who are committed to loving God and serving their neighbors through their work.

As we reflect on how God worked through Denver Institute this year, we’re also busy planning next year’s events, courses, podcasts, and the completion of our fourth class of Fellows. We pray that you have a safe and happy Christmas and new year, and we look forward to connecting with you again in 2020.

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Jeff Haanen

Jeff Haanen is the Founder of Denver Institute for Faith & Work and the 5280 Fellowship. He contributes to various magazines and publications, including Christianity Today. Jeff attends Littleton Christian Church with his wife and four daughters.