Coloradans cheered when Denver was awarded the annual Outdoor Retailers Expo–a multi-year deal promising to bring millions of dollars to the local economy, one indicator of the impact outdoor recreation has on the state. Outdoor recreation generates $28 billion dollars in consumer spending annually and creates 229,000 jobs, making it a powerful driver of the state’s economy. But its influence doesn’t stop there–almost ¾ of Colorado’s residents participate in outdoor recreation every year, crowding the aisles at REI and trails to the top of their favorite peaks.
Outdoor recreation is close to the hearts of many Coloradoans, but how does it shape our souls? How do Christians in outdoor retailing integrate their faith and work in a pluralistic industry?
Join Denver Institute for Faith & Work for an evening exploring the social, economic, and spiritual impact of outdoor retailing and recreation. Discover the importance of play, learn how outdoor adventure shapes our souls, and hear how successful entrepreneurs bring faith to their work.