The Collaborative exists to reframe, restore, and redeem our understanding of what happens at the intersection of faith and work.
how we think about work.
the biblical definition of why we work.
by God's grace, our efforts to see our communities renewed through our work.
The Collaborative is about doubling down as the Church to do our part to "put His whole world right", and yet recognizing we do so at the Lord’s invitation, reliant upon His leading and transformation along the way.
This is what Paul means in 1 Corinthians 3:9 when he writes, "By our labor, we co-labor with God..."
Co-labor, Collaborative, get it?
Your Work Matters
The church and American culture are one and the same when it comes to our shared view of work. We may differ slightly on how to spend a paycheck, but we generally view work as transactional—the means to a living wage—rather than a mechanism for transforming society. But transform it does.
Technology work transforms communication.
Artwork unearths deep questions about truth and beauty.
Policy work reframes social interaction.
Entrepreneurial work disrupts the marketplace.
Yet, on the surface of these great movements, our daily work can seem small and cog-like in the larger scheme of things.
But we were not designed to be mere cogs.
We, as image-bearers, were designed to work with a redemptive purpose that infuses our skills, gifts, and professions with dignity and meaning.
The Collaborative moves people to reconsider our relationship with work, erase the divide between faith and everything else, and look at the greater significance of work in our lives.
We deepen people’s Biblical understanding of work and equip them to create a thriving culture.
The Collaborative has purposefully been designed to help people connect the dots between work and faith. Strategically developed to equip workers to think beyond the paycheck and find deeper meaning in the place they spend most of their waking hours: their job.
Teaching the principles of how faith and work can be integrated, The Collaborative helps people make better day-to-day decisions that directly affect Orlando’s cultural and economic renewal.