Articles

via Bill Peel
January 27th, 2014

If I Had a Billion Dollars

Ten years ago The Externally Focused Church by Rick Rusaw and Eric Swanson awakened Christians to the fact that most communities wouldn’t notice if local churches disappeared.  The book played a huge role in rebirthing gospel-motivated social consciousness among evangelicals. ...

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...

June 4th, 2013

Stop Apologizing for Caring What You Do

By: Katherine Leary Alsdorf, Founder & Director Emeritus at Redeemer Presbyterian Church's Center for Faith and Work We often bemoan the classic cocktail greeting, “Hello, it’s nice to meet you. What do you do?” But I’m not sure our complaints are warranted. Certainly it’s an awkward...

Channel(s): Calling and Career
May 31st, 2013

Thank God for Highway Reflectors and the People Who Make Them

I had to drive home after dark in a torrential rainstorm. Driving—even in good weather—makes me anxious, so that night I clinched the steering wheel extra tight, craned my neck and nervously navigated the multi-lane freeway into Dallas. When I came to the place where the highway divides...

April 7th, 2013

The High Calling of Trash Removal

What does trash removal have to do with God's work? Thom Ranier tells the story of one company, and their dedication to calling. "Music City Disposal is a multi-generational family company in Nashville. Over a year ago, I met the retired patriarch of the company. In his own down-to-earth...

via Atlantic
April 6th, 2013

Trader Joe's Lesson: How to Pay a Living Wage and Still Make Money in Retail

Unlike many retail giants, QuikTrip, Trader Joe's, and Costco see their employees as an asset to be maximized, not an expense to be minimized. According to a recent article in The Atlantic by Sophie Quinton, "As a result, their stores boast better operational efficiency and customer service...

March 7th, 2013

20 Powerful Action Verbs To Kick Your Resume Up A Notch

Is your resume getting ignored? Want to punch it up? Jessica Holbrook Hernandez offers some good advice for your choice of words—words you should avoid and words to include. She says, “Hiring managers want—need—words that jump off the page and captivate them.” Find a great list of strong...

Channel(s): Job Search Strategies
January 15th, 2013

10 Questions to Ask and Answer When Delegating

Ron Moore writes for Faith Village about the process of delegation and answers thought-provoking questions concerning effective and efficient delegation. What is important to you when delegating or receiving tasks?

December 4th, 2012

How Do You Define Your Work?

Recently, a LeTourneau University staff member was shopping at a Longview furniture store and struck up a conversation with the owner. Happy to learn about his customer’s faith and connection to the university, the owner shared about how he enjoys traveling around the region with his father...

October 9th, 2012

Why Do You Work So Hard?

People work 80 to 100 hours per week in jobs that they are not called to do, so they are miserable, says Dr. Anne Bradley.  They work hard to get nice things, or perhaps for power without regard to the impact on their families. Those aren’t reasons we as Christians should be working hard...