The second Transforming Vocation conference will be held 15–17 July 2021 at Morling College, Sydney and at remote hubs in various capital cities.

The conference will provide an opportunity for participants to engage at the highest level in theological and practical reflection on the nature of work, the changing cultural and economic landscape in which we now operate as workers, and how churches and their leaders can more effectively equip their members to think well and live faithfully as workers.

The theme of the conference will be “Working in the Presence of God.”

Papers from graduate students, academics, thoughtful workplace practitioners and professional scholars addressing the theme will be welcomed.

As well as keynote addresses by Denise Daniels, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Wheaton College and co-author of Working in the Presence of God: Spiritual Practices for Everyday Work, the conference will have three streams related to the conference theme.

  • Theology: Theology of work and the presence of God (focusing on Biblical texts, theological motifs and workplace ethics, and theology of the disciplines);
  • Church: Practical Theology of the presence of God at work (focusing on data and models of ‘best practice’ in pastoral ministry and workplace discipleship);
  • Workplace: Industry and workplace perspectives related to the presence of God at work (focusing on the changing nature of work locally and globally and Christian responses to it).

We anticipate that a selection of papers will be published in an edited volume.

Please submit a 200-300 word proposal, identifying your topic and how it addresses the conference themes by Friday, 1st March 2021, accompanied by an 80-100 word bio highlighting key publications and institutional location to Ian Hussey (

Please share this call for paper through your networks.

We will inform you by Friday, 29th March 2021 whether your proposal has been accepted and, if so, the length of your presentation.