One of the key learning moments at Fluid 14 will be Labs. Here is an overview of all seven labs that will be offered:
Dan MacDonald – Contagious Christianity: How To Bring Your Faith To Work
Most Christians struggle with how to integrate their faith into their work, and how to express their faith at their work. This session will explore solutions to those struggles and give practical, biblical insights to equip you to be a contagious Christian in a post-Christian, hostile work context.
Dr. Leah McMillian – Thinking About Loveliness In An Unlovely World
In a world full of injustice, and abject poverty, how do we live out this call from Philippines 4:8? This lab will help you gain an understanding of the structures and issues that perpetuate the brokenness of our world and how a Christian worldview centered on the loveliness and purity of Christ can help us to become effective missionaries, both at home & abroad.
Dr. Michael Knowles – What’s Up With Prayer?
Prayer is one of those things that everyone is supposed to know how to do, but that we all have difficulty doing. We tie ourselves in knots trying to get it “right.” But what if there is no “right” way to pray? What if Jesus has something entirely different in mind? This lab will be a hands-on, hearts-open, come-as-you-are exercise in prayer as Jesus taught it.
Our culture, in the last century, has been heavily influenced in post-modern thought that has affected the way people view and respond to life, religion and truth. This lab will explore practical ways in which we can effectively share the exclusivity of Christ in an arena that says, “true for you, but not true for me”.
Dr. Helen Noh – Sanctifying Our Thoughts
The book of Philippians reminds us that our thinking influences our feelings and behaviors. This lab will explore the structure and developmental process of our thoughts and emotions to help us sanctify of our broken thoughts that can lead us to experience, in full, “the peace of God that transcends all understanding”. (Phil. 4:7)
Ho-Ming Tsui – Is God Calling You?
Every Christian is called. But toward what or whom? This lab explores the main factors that shape our calling. It will be a theological and practical look at how God calls each of us into ministry (vocational & full time) and will be especially helpful for those considering or starting a new ministry.
Brent Helwig – Creativity = Life. Life = Worship
Did you know that you were created to be incredibly creative by an incredibly creative God? He has given you gifts, skills and abilities and then has infused you with a creativity that comes from His heart. While you may not think of yourself an artist, you are immensely creative and the way you “use” that creativity can be an act of worship. This lab will explore how we can transform our “normal” everyday life into a creative expression of worship to God.