We have 18 Boston Fellows this year in three churches: Grace Chapel, Christ the King, and Church of the Cross. To God be the glory for this growth! Most of the Fellows have already been living and working in Boston, which, as you may remember, we’ve intended for some time. We hope this will result in more impact for Christ’s kingdom, for the Fellows, and for “the welfare of the city” (Jer. 29:7).
As usual, we began the year with a camping trip, combining exercises in spiritual formation with outdoor recreation. Our goal is always to use the intensity of an outdoor adventure to help them connect with God and with each other.
Not as usual, we began this program, which is about faith at work, with the study offaith at leisure! Every year we have studied the importance of sabbath and leisure, but this year, we decided to begin there. We cannot understand our role as God’s image-bearers in work unless we understand our role as God’s image-bearer in rest. We cannot understand the created order of the first six days, unless we understand the created order of the seventh.
O God, in the course of this busy life, give us times of refreshment and peace; and grant that we may so use our leisure to rebuild our bodies and renew our minds, that our spirits may be opened to the goodness of your creation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
So grateful for your prayers and support for this work! Your investment is reaping eternal dividends!
– Fr. Kelly Madden
Heavenly Father, your own Son became a skilled craftsman in the workshop of his earthly guardian. We thank you for entrusting the formation of these emerging leaders to the Boston Fellows program this year, to help them better serve God and neighbor in the working world. Empower the program facilitators to lead and instruct them rightly, and to model godly professionalism for them, that all may attain to the roles intended for them in your eternal kingdom; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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