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Pastoral Responses

Faith & Work

A Vision for the Role Our Daily Work Plays in the Mission of God

With The Rev. Dr. Aubrey Spears

January 18-19, 2024

In this two-day seminar, The Rev. Dr. Aubrey Spears will lead an exploration of the theological foundations for integrating faith and work; cast a vision for the role our daily work plays in the mission of God; and share ways to help our congregations follow Christ through their work.  The seminar will feature breakout sessions for participants in a variety of vocations.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

  • 12:00pm Registration (Academic Building Lobby)
  • 1:30pm Session 1: Our Work Matters to God
  • 2:15pm Q&A
  • 2:30pm Break
  • 3:00pm Session 2: Our Work Matters to the Church
  • 3:45pm Q&A
  • 4:00pm Booktable and Break
  • 4:30pm  Evening Prayer (Chapel)

Friday, January 19, 2024

  • 8:30am Morning Prayer
  • 9:00am Coffee
  • 9:30am Session 3: How to Work Like a Christian, Part 1
  • 10:15am Q&A
  • 10:30am Break
  • 11am Breakout Sessions (Various reserved locations)
  • 12:00pm  Lunch
  • 1:30pm Session 4: How to Work Like a Christian, Part 2
  • 2:15pm Q&A


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The Rev. Dr. Aubrey Spears

The Rev. Dr. Aubrey Spears (PhD, University of Liverpool) serves as the Rector of the Church of the Incarnation, Harrisonburg. He and his wife, Janielle, have five children. In addition to pastoring the Church of the Incarnation, Aubrey serves as a Fellow in Practical Theology for the St. George’s Centre for Biblical and Public Theology and on the committee for the Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar.



As a school for ministry, we put much thought and prayer into how we form our students as faithful ministers in the mission of Christ to the world. We also seek to further equip those in pastoral ministry beyond seminary to be even more effective in how the Lord is calling them to serve Him. Our intent is to help those engaged in pastoral ministry think about life in the world around us and the sufferings of people.  To that end, for the past several years the Practical Theology Department has hosted a series of mini-conferences entitled “Pastoral Responses…” on a variety of topics, including Church revitalization, faith & work, and pastoral counseling, among others.

Please join us as we explore these pressing pastoral topics.