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The Illumination Effect of Downward Mobility

  • Adele's 1210 McGavock St Nashville, TN 37203 (map)
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Do you wonder if you are faithfully working in your sphere of influence? Join us for teaching, tools, and stories about practicing work faithfully as we host dialogues with professionals from various industries.  

  • Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

  • Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Location: Adele's (1210 McGavock Street, Nashville, TN 37203)

  • Food: Full-course lunch

Join us for a conversation on paradigm shifts, insidious idols, and new perspectives about faith and work. NIFW Executive Director, Missy Wallace, will interview Marten Fadelle, who worked as a white collar professional most of his adult life, but is currently working as a contract janitor. Marten will share his journey over the past two years since leaving his white collar job and the difficulty and freedom he's experienced along the way. While we are not all called to radical job change, we are called to radical faith. Come learn with Marten as we reframe the idea of “important” people and "important" work.

About the Lunches
We use a practical theological framework to identify the inherent goodness of work, its outcomes, and the deeper questions it asks of us. The gatherings provide glimpses into common struggles and philosophical differences, and seek to foster the hope that emerges when we come to expect more from God within our work. Let’s work on faithfully working at work.

Marten Fadelle

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Marten comes to Tennessee from his native Canada, and has a rich, international vocational background in the fields of environmental consulting, education, healthcare, and community development. He is passionate about justice, equity, healthy, inclusive and sustainable community development, learning through relationship, and disrupting perceptions through novel perspective shifts. Marten is the Board Chair and founding Board member of The Church of Another Chance. Currently, he consults on issues pertaining to community development, connects people who would not likely be connected, and works as a laborer in the service industry. Marten and his wife, Beth, live in Brentwood, TN.