Here’s a beautiful song that connects Sunday to Monday.? While it would be a great Easter song, it could be used at any time when you want to encourage people to think about whole-life discipleship and make the connect between Sunday and Monday.
Listen to the song here; read the background here [Read more…] about On Monday – new song from Church Come Alive
The BAM (Business as Mission) Review has published a summary of a series of articles from Mike Baer, a leading thinker in the BAM movement.
Baer suggests five ways to address the issue of the SSD:
- Recognize False Concepts For What They Are
- Be Clear in Biblical vs. Unbiblical Distinctions?
- Focus on the Holy ONE Instead of Holy PLACES?
- Recover and Teach the Priesthood of All Believers
- Celebrate the Lordship of Christ In and Over All Things
Good article from?Chris R. Armstrong exploring the church’s response to the workplace.
Armstrong argues persuasively that churches, and pastors and leaders in particular, can help by articulating a robust theology of work that demonstrates how work connects with God:
- Work as a graced activity benefiting all
- Work as a place of self-expression
- Work as a place of formation
Because HumeRidge??had not done the Life on the Frontline series previously, Associate Pastor Neale Prolloecks invited me to come and do some introductory teaching that would provide a background to the series that they could build on in the next 8 weeks.
Check out the fantastic frontline templates (made out of white corflute) that helped set the scene!
If you would like a copy of the sermon and a PDF of the PowerPoint slides, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Murray Wright, Directror Malyon Workplace, 5 February 2015
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 marketplace movement to flourish:
1. ?From marketplace to mission -??Where do the MAJORITY of men and women spend the MAJORITY of their time interacting with the MAJORITY of the lost world?” At church? NO. In the neighbourhood? No. It is in the workplace. It is the place where most Christians spend most of their time.?? [Read more…] about Discipleship in the marketplace – Edmund Chan
The following article has been reprinted from the “In the Workplace” website – read the article here. ?Mark Greene shares what he sees as the greatest cultural challenge facing the church 0 the Sacred Secular Divide.? [Read more…] about The Great Divide – The Greatest Cultural Challenge Facing the Church, Mark Greene
In a brief but highly provocative post on the Lausanne website entitled, Tear down this wall: A note for pastors and laity,?Kent Humphreys makes the following assertion:
“… a small minority (perhaps one to five percent of the ?professional vocational ministers?)?do?understand the problem and are modeling the biblical paradigm. Another fifteen to twenty percent may think they understand (and may even preach it), but they?do not model it. I am convinced that a full eighty percent of ?ordinary? believers?do not understand their calling?as full-time ambassadors of Christ.”
He goes on to outlines obstacles for pastors/Christian leaders and the laity and makes some suggestions as to how each group can begin to address the issues. ?We’ll break the comments up into four posts to allow time for you to ruminate on the issues. ?Of course, the impatient ones can press the link and get the whole story in one go!? [Read more…] about Bridging the gap between pastors and workplace leaders (Part A)