If we want to say on Sunday that Jesus is Lord of all, then that has to mean something all the way through from Monday to Friday as well.
Cross-Current Professional Groups
Professional Groups are a unique series of mentoring groups bringing together young Christian adults working in the same profession but scattered across the whole of Europe and Eurasia.
The aim is to learn together what difference following Jesus makes in our profession. Each group has an Inspirer - an older believer from the same profession who has already gone to all the effort of bringing together biblical wisdom and real life experience. By God's grace we are blessed to have such people who want to pass on their wisdom to you!
Each group meets twice a year for three years. Follow the link to find our what professions we're working with now.
Cross-Current City Groups
City Groups follow the same idea as the Professional Groups, small groups meting together twice a year for three years, supported by mentoring within the group.
Instead of focussing on a single profession these groups are for a single city or country, drawing together a group of young Christian adults working across a mix of professions.
The groups focus on a) understanding the character of our God and His view of humanity; b) seeing where our beliefs in God should inspire us to live and speak distinctively for Him; c) analysing and understanding the cultural expectations and norms of our own workplaces; d) setting an agenda for change supported by mentors and peers.
Bible & Culture
Since 2007 we have been running an annual training course Bible & Culture. The course is for young graduates, post-grad students and IFES staff.
The course takes place just on the edge of Berlin and runs for 4 weeks. In 2017 the dates are 2-30 July.
The course aims to help you with 4 things: growing to know our Lord God better by studying 5 books of the Bible; growing to understand how God's word speaks to issues in today's world; learning to express our faith from the Bible in short talks; and living in a multi-cultural Christian community.
In 2016 we are running our second Biblenomics conference.
The conference is for Christians involved in the world of economics - whether students or employees. We have tracks on Banking & Finance; Economic Policy; Economic research; Business Economics and Entrepreneurship.
The dates are 21-23 October and the conference takes place in Berlin.