The Handcrafted Gospel: Reclaiming the Honor of the Trades

It’s tempting to think that the real work of the gospel is for missionaries and pastors. But Jesus was a carpenter, and Paul, a leather worker. Let’s challenge stereotypes, rethink the divide between sacred and secular, and discover how God can use you as a tradesperson or artisan to change the world. Come hear how God’s working among Muslims through hardwood flooring, real estate, and outdoor adventure and consider how you can integrate your faith and calling.

: December 29, 3:15 pm
: ICC 140
Brad Nelson

As a gifted craftsman, adventurer, and entrepreneur, Brad Nelson challenges people to give their whole life and vocation to helping others discover God’s love. He’s the founder of Chrysalis Hardwoods, a successful hardwood flooring company in Indianapolis that employs a diverse team of craftsman from across North Africa. He’s also the founder of Indy Internationals, which transforms the lives of international students through a for-profit housing initiative and life-changing outdoor adventures in slot canyons, deserted islands, and mountain summits. Brad has over 20 years of experience living, working, and serving among Muslims, many of whom have become lifelong friends.

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