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...

via Bill Peel
January 22nd, 2017

How Church Leaders Can Pray for Their Church at Work

As a church leader, you have the privilege and responsibility to care for the whole life of people you shepherd. After you give the benediction on Sundays, people walk out of church to the rest of life which can shape them spiritually more than the Sunday service. This includes their work...

December 29th, 2016

Made to Flourish | A Pastor's Network for the Common Good

Made to Flourish's mission is to come alongside pastors and the local churches they serve, to encourage and equip them to live more integral and flourishing lives, and to more effectively equip their congregations to better connect Sunday to Monday. As a network of pastors, they want to...

August 5th, 2014

Practical, Creative Ideas for Pastors on Sunday Morning: Integrating Faith, Work and Calling

Many pastors who want to help their congregations integrate faith and work are not sure where to start. To help you get your creative juices flowing, we’ve collected some practical ideas that can be implemented at your church on Sunday morning.

June 13th, 2014

Pastors Want to Visit Church Members’ Workplaces Survey Shows

As cultural forces increasingly encourage people to keep faith private, more pastors are stepping out of the pulpit and into congregants’ workplaces. Results from national research commissioned by the Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University uncovered a positive trend: Pastors...

January 30th, 2014

15 Ways Pastors Can Impact the Workplace

If you see the importance of equipping your members to live out their faith in the workplace, but the church calendar and budget are maxed, take heart: you don't need to break the bank or add a day to your week to begin.

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
via Bill Peel
September 14th, 2013

Leaving the Ministry?

“He left the ministry.” I can still recall how my father's countenance dropped when he learned that a friend had left the pastorate. A pastor himself, Dad hated to see gifted people leave church work and head for the marketplace. At age 34, he had taken the opposite path. He left a...