We Serve The Workplace
WHY THE WORKPLACE IS SO IMPORTANT
“When matters of public policy are being decided, no religion should have a seat at the table,” stated the late Christopher Reeves. His opinion echoes a swelling sentiment in western society, as the Christian faith continues losing influence in America. Unfortunately, while faith is increasingly banished from public life by secularists, Christians have underscored this practice by the widespread belief that God is only interested in private religious matters—prayer, Bible study, worship, and evangelism. As a result, God is mentally marginalized and an invisible yet formidable wall partitions off faith from where most people spend the bulk of their time: the workplace.
The evidence of this dualistic thinking is hard to miss.
The separation of faith and work has produced a less trusting, less productive, and less meaningful workplace that is too often dominated by greed, selfishness, and destructive values, untempered by faith and moral standards.
Christians in the workplace are the ones who could change things.
Sadly, many Christians are misinformed about the Bible's perspective of work. They don't connect Sunday's faith with Monday's work because they believe their work is insignificant to God. Ill-equipped to live for Christ in this dominant area of life, they fail to recognize the significant spiritual influence they could have and often, erroneously, believe that even talking about faith is illegal or inappropriate in their workplace. Uniformed about their calling and purpose, they envision themselves as second class citizens of God's kingdom.
We serve men and women in the workplace by
Mobilizing them by helping people identify their giftedness and articulate their calling; and introduce opportunities to serve the local and global community.