Gaye Clarke, a nurse, asks the tough question! She concludes her article with this comment:"What if the church came alongside the factory worker or teacher at a secular school and said, “What can we do to help you offer your company a better product or help your students achieve better grades? In … [Read more...] about Your Work Matters to God, But Does It Matter to the Church?
Something very simple had a profound impact on me recently. I had finished preaching about work – about making good work – about working as if you were working for Jesus (Colossians 3:23,24). And I asked everyone to stand and to face the place that they would be at that same time (10:57am) tomorrow. … [Read more...] about An ‘aha’moment! – a reflection from Sam Jackson
Edmund Chan is coming to speak at the Queensland Baptist's annual convention in April 2015. Great to see he is already well tuned into the missional opportunities in the marketplace as outlined in this article. In summary, Chan identifies three paradigm shifts that need to take place for the … [Read more...] about Discipleship in the marketplace – Edmund Chan
This short YouTube video from Rightnow Ministries humorously but powerfully illustrates the importance of making good work as a precursor to effective evangelism. … [Read more...] about Making good work
Bethany Jenkins from the Redeemer Centre for Faith and Work posted this excellent reflection on the sharing faith in the marketplace. Following is a summary but you are encouraged to read the full article here. How easy do you find it to let your colleagues know that you are a Christian let alone … [Read more...] about “When to go public with faith at work”: Redeemer Centre for Faith and Work
Our friends at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity have done it again! They have just released a resource package that will without doubt be an outstanding success and a critical resource in helping Christians to be fruitful on their frontlines - workplace or elsewhere. Full details … [Read more...] about “Fruitfulness on the Frontline” – a six week course for equipping whole-life disciples
This question or similar ones come up frequently in some our Transforming Work sessions, e,g: What does appropriate Christian witness look like in the workplace? When should I tell people I am a Christian? How can I tell them without putting them off or unnecessarily jeopardizing my position in … [Read more...] about When should I, can I, go public about my faith at work?
The following suggestions as to how you can bless your workplace come from this website. It is interesting to notice how many of these very practical ideas for engaging people in the workplace involve food! The workplace is an everyday context where many people spend the majority of their time. It … [Read more...] about 30 ways to bless your workplace