Celebrate Your Work is a website collaboration between two organisations with a long track record of involvement in the faith/work intersection – Laity Renewal and LeTourneau University.? [Read more…] about Celebrate you work – resources for pastors and churches wanting to bridge the Sunday/Monday gap
Very excited to find this Australian group publishing excellent resources for Australian Christians wanting to understand and apply their faith to everyday life:
Here’s how they describe themselves:
“Groundwork is an evangelical and non-denominational organization. We create resources to help ground Christian communities in the gospel and equip them for the ordinary Christian life. This ‘ordinary Christian life’ is distinctive: we make the teaching about our God and Saviour attractive as we lead lives of love for Jesus, his people, and his world.
This isn?t just something we do on Sundays. The gospel of grace needs to shape every aspect of our lives: how we manage our households, how we read our Bible, how we go about our work, how we steward wealth and resources, how we conduct our relationships, how we speak about Jesus. Groundwork resources equip participants to live for Christ in every sphere of life.”
You can read a review of their workplace resources here.
It was really exciting to discover an emerging Australian website with a focus on encouraging Christians in the workplace.
The aim of?DistinctDisciples??is to ‘…?equip you with resources and content which inspires and encourages you to be distinct in your workplace. We have daily blog posts and tweets to get you thinking about what it might look like in the nitty-gritty of your workplace to live for Jesus. We also hope in the future to provide podcasts and short videos you can watch to inspire and encourage you.’
Here’s a little promotional video that explains their passion – one we strongly support here at Malyon Workplace.
Here is the introduction to the High Calling website:
Welcome to The High Calling, a collection of resources founded on the belief that God cares about our daily work. On our site, you?ll discover a broad range of articles, interviews, devotionals, and inspirational stories?all specifically created to help you find God in your work, family, and the broader culture. Our writers and bloggers tell engaging stories crafted to encourage you in the high calling of your daily work.
Honoring God in our daily work is much more than mere evangelism. Our work itself should be a testimony to our creator. That is why we encourage each other to remember the high calling of our daily work.
The High Calling is also a safe place to ask difficult questions about work, leadership, culture, family, and faith. Our community of Christ followers shares differing opinions about matters of faith and doubt. ?We believe in the power of open dialog, and aim to be a safe place to raise difficult issues. We simply ask that each person be respectful of others, rooted and grounded in love.
Features of the website are daily reflections and quarterly sermon outlines?available on subscription.?
Threads?is a very interesting Christian blog from the UK. ?In their own words, they describe themselves as:
‘… a collective of Christians from all walks of life, who are living, working and trying to carve out our identity in our worlds.
We are artists and bankers. We are singles, and we?re marrieds. We are visionaries and geeks, hilarious and deadly serious.
We are scratching our heads about faith and life and what they have to say about each other. We are curious. We are wrestling with questions where there used to be answers, and are passionate about working it out together. We are celebrating each other?s talents.
We know our lives can be broken and dislocated and we also know Jesus is the ultimate fixer. We are humble, because?we are not worthy. So we?re not judges, and we don?t do platitudes. Life can be full of knots, but we?re living it to the full.
We?re inspired, and we?re hopeful. We are?threads.’
From the IFWE website:
“In a world asking tough questions about justice, equality, and the economy, the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics? (IFWE) was founded to educate and inspire Christians to think Biblically about these issues and to steward their whole lives in a way that benefits society and glorifies God.
?Each person is created in God?s image and, like Him, has a desire to be creative and fulfilled using their God-given talents through work.
?As we explore a comprehensive Biblical view of work, we understand that our work ? whether paid or volunteer ? matters to God and is an integral part of His purpose in this world. For many of us, this is a paradigm shift in how we view work.
?Indeed, God?s call to Christians is to pursue excellence throughout the week ? not just on Sundays ? stewarding all that we?ve been given for the good of others and God?s glory.
?Therefore, if this is true about work, we as citizens must cherish and sustain an economic environment that not only provides us the freedom to flourish in our work but also reflects the inherent dignity of each human being.
At the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, we want to awaken Christians to the strategic role their work plays in God?s loving and redemptive narrative in the world. By rediscovering the Biblical doctrine of work and by viewing economics through this lens, Christians, through their work, will have a positive, sustainable impact in their communities, the nation, and throughout the world.
The Theology of Work Project?is an ambitious project to research and develop?materials on applying the Christian faith to non-church-related work. The aim is to produce a theology of work that is as broadly acceptable as possible, being relevant for every kind of workplace around the world, and meeting the approval of the full spectrum of traditions within the orthodox/historical Christian faith.
The site includes an extensive database of commentary of biblical passages read from a perspective of workplace theology.?
Work as Worship Network?(Rightnow Ministries)
The ‘Work as Worship Network’ website is well worth a visit.? As well as featuring the excellent video,?‘Work as Worship’, there are a number of other very useful video clips that would work well as part of a sermon or in a small group setting.
Check out the tongue-in-cheek video titled,?‘Workaholic – are you worshipping work?’
Here’s what the people at Rightnow Ministries?say about their vision and purpose:
Our team at RightNow is on a mission to help people see their work differently. Work is an opportunity to worship the God who created us. It?s time to TRADE in the distorted view that work is just a means to an end.
View your work as sacred? not a punishment for sin.
Find your identity in Jesus? not in the title on a business card.
Bring meaning to your work? instead of focusing on what you get out of work.
Work with excellence? because it glorifies God!
Whether you are a CEO, young entrepreneur or manager in your business, you have an enormous opportunity to give people a picture of God by the way you work.
You have the potential to impact the world around you for Christ. This Work as Worship Network website is designed to encourage and connect you with opportunities to get involved.