Articles

April 23rd, 2017

Churches Where Work Matters

In 2002, Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan asked tech-industry veteran Katherine Leary Alsdorf to establish and lead Redeemer’s Center for Faith & Work, which became a pioneering faith-at-work church ministry. Today, more and more churches are seeing the need to help people...

September 11th, 2016

Why Don’t More Christians Take their Spiritual Gifts to Work?

It’s my fault. The seasoned attorney stared me in the eye, stretched his fingers and tapped his very large hand in a declarative pose over the oak table. He boldly stated, “Right here—every day—THIS is my ministry!” I was twenty-seven years old, serving my first pastorate, and...

October 29th, 2014

The Equipping the Church Overview

The effectiveness of a church’s mission largely depends on its ability to mobilize its people in doing God’s work in the world. The largest force the church has to accomplish its mission is the People of God engaged in the life of the world every day in the course of their daily work. The...

via Bill Peel
January 20th, 2014

Why the Church Shouldn't Ignore the Workplace

At the Lausanne Conference on World Evangelism in 2010, Mark Greene, Director of John Stott's London Institute for Contemporary Christianity outlined a significant problem stating: “The 98% of Christians are who are not in paid church work have never been envisioned or equipped for mission...

December 4th, 2013

Work Matters | Tom Nelson

Tom Nelson's book, Work Matters, is an important book for Christians who want to serve God at work and for pastors who want to equip them. Striking a balance between theological depth and practical counsel, Nelson connects Sunday worship to Monday morning and gives readers practical tools...

October 1st, 2013

5 Ways Pastors Can Affirm Faith, Calling, and Vocation

More and more pastors are awakening to the fact that they can’t ignore how most people spend the bulk of their time between Sundays— 40, 60, or 80 hours a week working. Besides preaching and teaching from the numerous passages in the Bible that offer workplace wisdom, people need to see...

Channel(s): Leadership: Church
June 14th, 2013

Pastors, Go to Where Your Men Work

A pastor tells how he learned that one of the most important things he can do is hang out with men in his church at their workplace. If you have stories about what you've learned by visiting the workplaces of your members', let us know.

Channel(s): Leadership: Church
via Acton
June 4th, 2013

The New Legalism: Missional, Radical, Narcissistic, and Shamed

By: Anthony Bradley on Acton Power Blog. A few days ago on Facebook and Twitter I made the following observation: Being a “radical,” “missional,” Christian is slowly becoming the “new legalism.” We need more ordinary God and people lovers (Matt 22:36-40). This observation was the...

May 23rd, 2013

Right Now

RightNow is a non-profit ministry that is committed to serving the mission of the church. They are passionate about creating great video content that can engage pastors, volunteer leaders, Bible teachers, families and business people. Their mission is to help people trade in the pursuit of...

March 22nd, 2013

Why Your Church Needs Vocation Groups

Is the Faith & Work movement just another Christian fad like the “WWJD” bracelets? Writing in The Gospel Coalition, Jeff Haaner warns that the movement could fade out if it is not integrated into the context of church.  He gives pastors three ideas for forming vocational groups at...