Articles

via Bill Peel
June 25th, 2017

Every Job a Parable: What Walmart Greeters, Nurses & Astronauts Tell Us About God

Okay, my work matters to God. But how, you ask?  John Van Sloten can help. He loves practicing the spiritual discipline of watching people work. For his new book, Every Job a Parable,  he interviewed Walmart greeters, engineers, auto mechanics,...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
June 14th, 2017

Vocational Faithfulness | Amy Sherman

The videos from the TED-style talks from the 2016 Faith@Work Summit in Dallas are now available online at Vimeo. As an introduction to this outstanding library of 15-minute videos, we're featuring one of our favorites, Dr. Amy Sherman's talk on vocational Faithfulness. Vocational...

August 7th, 2015

Jesus' Extraordinary Ordinary Work

In his book Work Matters, Tom Nelson reminds us that Jesus was well established in his career as a carpenter before he became an itinerant teacher. Jesus’s work life tells us that he did not think being a carpenter was somehow below him or a poor use of his many gifts....

January 22nd, 2014

Discover God's Purpose for Your Life

Would you like to better understand how God designed you and discover your unique calling? The Center for Faith & Work is pleased to offer a unique process that equips and empowers Christians to discover their role in God's plan, and transform where they live and work for His glory....

Channel(s): Calling and Career
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
August 22nd, 2013

Discover Your Destiny for the Workplace

God designed you for a purpose...Something He knew you’d love to do! You’ve been following a path throughout your life. Sometimes you’ve chosen the path; other times it’s been chosen for you. Some activities have worn you out; some have energized you. In the brightest, most memorable points...

May 24th, 2013

Vocation Overview | Theology of Work Project

Are you called to your work? Even though we talk about vocation—the Latin derivative of calling—does God really call people to “secular” work? When Christians talk about “calling,” we usually think about calling to a particular type of ministry of religious work. However, since all work is...

Channel(s): Calling and Career
via Mojo
May 9th, 2013

Never Describe Yourself as Just a ...

Do you ever wonder if your job is important? Workplace MOJO offers three good reasons why you should never use the word just --"I’m just a bank teller," for example--when explaining your work. At the Center for Faith & Work we believe that both you and your work have inherent...

Channel(s): Calling and Career
March 15th, 2013

Theology of Work for a Non-Theologian

When Bill Peel asked me to review a video on YouTube by the author of my husband’s bulky systematic theology textbook, I admit I was skeptical. Prepared to be bored, I clicked and started watching Dr. Wayne Grudem teach—and was I surprised! An articulate and enthusiastic communicator, Dr....

March 15th, 2013

Want to Be Missional? Equip Those in the Workplace

By: Bob Robinson I was recently invited to teach a session of a seminary class called “Pastoral Functions” at an extension of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. In this class, the pastors-in-training had been discussing such topics as Worship, Disciple making, Evangelism, Visitation,...