February 22, 2021 • Webinar
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This webinar was sponsored by Fuller’s De Pree Center and was recorded on Thursday, March 25th, 2021 at 10AM (PT) via Zoom. You can watch the YouTube recording now.
Research tells us that seasons of challenge often hold extraordinary opportunity for joy. That’s a nice idea, but what does it really mean? How do we find joy amidst suffering? How do we embody joy as leaders and in our work?
To help us answer these questions, this event features Angela Williams Gorrell, researcher and author. Angela’s own story is remarkable in part because while she was researching joy at Yale, a series of tragic losses unfolded in her personal life. So, she had to decide if she was going to lean into the research, the wisdom, and the hope that the Bible teaches, and if so, find what that would look like on a really practical level.
Do you want your leadership to feel like an act of joy? Or simply want to feel more joy in your work? Join us for a thoughtful conversation and practical tips with Angela.
About Our Speakers
Rev. Angela Gorrell, Ph.D., researches and teaches courses on ministry in a new media landscape, joy, meaning-making, Christian education and formation, and the interconnected nature of mental and spiritual health. She is Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary and an ordained pastor in the Mennonite Church USA with fourteen years of ministry experience. Dr. Gorrell did her postdoctoral research work as an associate research scholar at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture at Yale University with Miroslav Volf working on the Theology of Joy and the Good Life project. Her first book, Always On: practicing faith in a new media landscape was published in May 2019 and her second book The Gravity of Joy: A Story of Being Lost and Found will be released in March 2021.
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Dr. Michaela O’Donnell is the Executive Director of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership where she oversees the center’s vision, strategy, program, and team, all with the goal of helping leaders like you respond faithfully to God in all seasons of your life and leadership.
Michaela’s first book, Make Work Matter: Your Guide to Meaningful Work in a Changing World is due out in October with Baker Books. It’s already getting rave reviews from folks such as Dave Evans, Mark Labberton, Missy Wallace, Luke Bobo, Dee Ann Tuner, Kara Powell, and more. This book is a reflection of Michaela’s heart as both an entrepreneur and a practical theologian. Drawn to the real life working out of big issues, it is a how to for anyone walking the road of calling in a changing world.