For Christians to be effective in fulfilling the Great Commission of Matthew 28:18-20, churches need to create a workplace-friendly culture that honors and encourages the work of men and women in the workforce. Here are ways to create such an environment in your church.
- Schedule time for testimonies from workplace heroes in worship services.
- Offer pastoral and congregational prayers for men and women in the workplace.
- Show videos or live interviews of workplace heroes sharing stories of how Christ is impacting their places of employment.
- Acknowledge workplace heroes at special times during the year, like Labor Day or Administrative Professionals Day (celebrated on Wednesday of the last week of April).
- Create a commissioning service in which church members are prayed for, commissioned, and sent out into their workplaces with the affirmation and prayers of the congregation.
- Have pastors and staff show their interest and offer encouragement by visiting the workplaces of parishioners and asking how the church can better equip them to be ambassadors for Christ.
- Launch “Take your Pastor to Work Day” to help pastors better understand the challenges people face daily in the workplace.
Your church may be known for its friendliness on Sunday mornings—but make sure it’s friendly to the men and women who are God’s workplace heroes all during the week.
How can your church show friendliness to workplace heroes? Anything you would add to the list?