Work & Faith

Christ’s heart—living out through us!


Cancelled for 2016

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. -Colossians 3: 23-24

Whatever I do, REALLY? Does this also mean my day-to-day job? How is my daily job “working for the Lord?” Am I actually able to demonstrate Christ’s heart and core biblical truths by counting widgets, pounding nails, driving a truck, working in an office, or whatever my daily work might be?

How many of us struggle with these or similar questions about our work and faith? Laurelville will be providing you an opportunity to explore these issues and more, plus learn how your daily work is truly an important service.

Mark your calendars and tell a friend. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn and discuss how other people wrestle with these questions. Watch for more information coming soon!


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Presenter: John Elton Pletcher, Author and Pastorpletcher

John is crazy about connecting with people over delicious coffee. Plethc, as his friends call him, is the lead pastor at Manor Church in Lancaster, PA and holds a Doctor in Ministry in Leadership from Denver Seminary and a Master of Divinity from Baptist Bible Seminary in Pennsylvania. His recent book “Henry’s Glory: A Story of Discovering Lasting Significance in Your Daily Work” illustrates the importance of integrating Christ’s life examples at work. Faith and Work integration is a major theme of John’s ministry.




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3:00 pmArrival and Check-In
5:30 pmDinner in Main Dining Hall
7:00 pmWelcome and Introductions
7:15 pmOpening Session: "Your Faith and Work"
8:30 pmClosing Song and Prayer
8:45 pmDessert and Socialization Time


8:00 amBreakfast
9:00 amSinging and Devotional
9:15 amSession I: Your Life Integration at Work
10:30 amBreak
10:45 amDiscussion Groups
11:45 amSummary of Groups-Short Report on "Interesting Things Noted"
12:00 pmLunch
2:00 pmSession II: Your Service @ Work and Your Witness @ Work
3:15 pmBreak
3:30 pmDiscussion Groups
4:45 pmSummary of Groups-Short Group on "Interesting Things Noted"
5:00 pmFree Time
5:30 pm Dinner
6:30 pmSession III: His Glory at Work
7:15 pmDiscussion Groups
8:15 pmSummary of Groups-Short Report on "Interesting Things Noted"
8:30 pmDessert and Socialization


8:00 amBreakfast
9:15 amWorship-Session IV: Sabbath
11:00 amBruch
12:00 pmCheck Out

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All Prices include: Lodging, Meals, Snacks and Program Cost


Prices are based on room occupancy and locationTo January 15January 16-March 15March 16-April 21
Single Occupancy: Solarhouse or Guesthouse$335$350$365
Double Occupancy: Solarhouse or Guesthouse$230$245$260
Triple Occupancy: Solarhouse or Guesthouse$195$210$225
Single Occupancy: Motel$305$320$335
Double Occupancy: Motel$215$230$245
Triple Occupancy: Motel$190$205$225


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Program Specific FAQ

Why Should I Attend?

  • It doesn’t matter where we work or what type of employment we all want to share our faith at some level. This Conference will provide an opportunity to hear and discuss how other people are living their faith at work.




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John Elton Pletcher’s book “Henry’s Glory: A story for Discovering Lasting Significance in Your Daily Work” illustrates the importance of integrating Christ’s life examples at work. Available through Amazon.henrysglory










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