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Christianity Today Launches Live Events
First-Ever Series Focuses on Vocation and Calling, Young Adults

Contact: Cory Whitehead, Christianity Today, 630-260-6200 ext 4220

CAROL STREAM, Ill., Feb. 13, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christianity Today and Leadership Journal are dedicating two years and six cities to the topics of vocation and calling in their first-ever series of live events. Titled LJ Live: Redeeming Work, the series' inaugural gathering is March 13, 2014 in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood. Kingdom Calling author Amy Sherman is Chicago's featured speaker and Futureville author and Leadership Journal executive editor Skye Jethani will serve as host.

The live events are a result of a nationwide listening tour in 2013. Editors met face-to-face with pastors to learn about their joys, challenges, and needs in ministry. A top trend was the emerging struggle to address young adults disengaging from the church. Jethani states, "Young adults do have an increased focus on vocation for a sense of identity -- yet receive little guidance from the church to live their careers as callings. We hope to start a conversation that'll resonate with pastors and result in more churches communicating that one's work can be a vital part of discipleship."

LJ Live: Redeeming Work will gather presenters and ministry leaders deeply invested in vocational discipleship. Chicago's event will also feature a diverse panel of younger leaders and pastors from different neighborhoods in the city.

Unlike some performance-oriented conferences, LJ Live will be a personal, conversation-based setting where pastors can explore with ministry peers how to mobilize Christ's people to live out their callings.

Future LJ Live cities include Minneapolis, Denver, Los Angeles, and two more cities yet to be named. For more information about Redeeming Work, visit LeadershipJournal.net/Live.

Leadership Journal tackles real ministry in a complex world and offers pastors and church leaders fresh ideas and credible solutions. Through quarterly print issues, monthly digital issues, and web exclusives, LJ is filled with honest articles and in-depth interviews that will help leaders to enhance their ministry, encourage community, and embody vision.

Christianity Today is a nonprofit, global media ministry that equips Christians to renew their minds, serve the church, and create culture to the glory of God. With its vision to see the church grown up into the fullness of Christ, the ministry reaches more than 3.5 million people every month through a wide range of digital and print resources.