“Our society is based on the masks that we wear” (Australian author, John Marsden)
The workplace can be a dog eat dog world. Any hint of weakness or vulnerability is quickly sniffed out. So while we all carry burdens and troubles, workplace culture demands that we wear a mask and cover it up.
Yet at the same time our culture prizes authenticity. We live in a time of “you do you”. And for the Christian person, we know that it’s often in sharing our burdens and weaknesses that the way is opened up to conversations about the bigger questions of life.
So imagine if Christians in the workplace were the kind of people marked by an honest vulnerability. The kind of people who didn’t hide our weaknesses. And in doing so we bore witness to the One who gives us our true strength. What if we were UNMASKED?
Join us at the 2020 Life@Work conference as we discover how only the Christian faith helps us take off the mask and be real with our colleagues, both for our good and theirs, and ultimately for God’s glory.
Lieutenant Colonel Carney Elias has been a member of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for over 20 years, having served overseas in the Solomon Islands and Iraq. She currently works in a strategic supply chain role, looking at a range of projects that seek to understand and shape ADF supply chains in the next 10-30 years. She is supported in this by her husband Jeremy and their three primary school aged children.
Andrew Laird works for City Bible Forum in Melbourne and directs Life@Work - an initiative aimed at connecting Christian faith with our daily work. He’s also the author of a book, Under Pressure: how the gospel helps us handle the pressures of daily work.
Dr Michael Spence AC is the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney, a position he has held since 2008. He is also an ordained Anglican priest. He is recognised internationally as a leader in the field of intellectual property theory and holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford, where he headed Oxford’s law faculty and its social sciences division.