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via Bill Peel
August 21st, 2015

Busy Christians Need a Spiritual Network

Busyness is the new normal in America. According to the 2014 American Time Use Survey, Americans average almost nine hours a day on work-related activities. Thirty-three percent of full-time workers say their employer expects them to check email and stay in touch remotely after the business...

via Bill Peel
August 7th, 2015

One Person Can Make a Difference

In his 2014 commencement address to 8000 University of Texas graduates, Admiral William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, said the average American will meet 10,000 people in their lifetime. “…if every one of you changed the lives of just 10 people, and each...

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August 7th, 2015

Cocooning Is Hazardous to Spiritual Health

The term “cocooning” was coined by trend forecaster Faith Popcorn to describe Americans who were socializing less and hunkering down at home to protect themselves from the harsh realities of the outside world. This trend fed a burgeoning do-it-yourself industry and sparked home-...

via Bill Peel
July 27th, 2014

Where is Your Mission Field?

Most prominent Bible characters were not professional religious leaders. They had jobs in what many call the "secular workplace."  For example, Abraham and Jacob were ranchers. Joseph, Daniel, and Nehemiah were in government service. Even Jesus spent 90 percent of his life living and...

November 19th, 2012

Commissioning Service for Christians in the Workplace

Many churches host special services to commission people who serve God through the church. What about people who serve God through their professions outside of the church? We’ve adapted a commissioning service for elders and deacons into a set of questions that will empower the people of...

November 14th, 2012

Missionaries in the Workplace

Several times during the year, churches I served would send people on short-term mission trips to work with orphans in Mexico, or fix up dilapidated houses in New Orleans, or serve in medical and dental clinics in Ethiopia. Before each trip, mission-trip participants would come to the front...

September 17th, 2012

If God Allowed Do Overs

For 25 years I had the privilege of pastoring churches ranging in membership from 35 to 2000. If God allowed do-overs, as a pastor I would be more intentional about equipping people to live out their faith in the workplace. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve always been passionate about sharing the...

July 12th, 2012

Your Job is Your Ministry

Stephen Dekuyper responds to an Article posted on the Resurgence website by Sutton Turner. Dekuyper asks the question, "If we are faithful to the idea of God having a calling in each and every one of our lives however, should we not treat our job (secular or sacred) as our ministry...