Every day, as followers of Jesus, we can take part in Christ’s work in the world, even in our jobs. I believe there are at least 5 daily activities we can take to walk with God in our work and put ourselves in a position to make an eternal difference. Those activities are that we 1) Pray, 2) Appreciate People, 3) Know what we believe, 4) Serve Others, and 5) Speak for ourselves. Go here for more about the first 2 activities.Read on
At lunch today, a friend asked how he could do a better job of being a marketplace minister. He said he struggled with his “calling” and his daily ministry at work.
We either struggle or we simply check out. If you struggle, you’re making progress. And if you don’t struggle with being a marketplace minister, you’re probably not in the marketplace or you don’t consider yourself a minister.
“How can we equip marketplace Christ-followers to take the good news of Jesus into their world?” – Doug Pollock. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Doug Pollock, Director of Evangelism for Athletes in Action and author of God Space: Where Spiritual Conversations Happen Naturally. We were discussing how, because we have focused on other metrics in the past, we haven’t equipped many of Jesus’ followers to take him and our relationship with him into our workplaces.Read on
Spirit-led listening is asking the Holy Spirit to guide us as we listen to others. We ask God to help us listen respectfully, without judgment and agendas. Interested?Read on
Is it true that Christians only want others to believe what they believe? Do we have some kind of reward system that makes us want to convert everyone? Or do we just want them to come and hang out with us on Sunday (and Wednesday)?And if we can’t get them converted, then is the next best thing to get their money, or their vote? How do Christians define “success”?Read on
We enjoyed walking with Jesus during the October 2018 Marketplace Mission Trip. Friends relayed experiences they had by taking a missionary mindset into their workplace. We found ways to serve our coworkers and interact with them and we began opening doors for spiritual conversations with coworkers, customers and friends.Read on
How well do you notice and listen to others? Today, let’s pay special attention to others and listen to them. Reading Chapter 5 of God Space by Doug Pollock, I was convicted by my score on the listening assessment on page 57. Imagine 16 questions like, “I find myself finishing their sentences” or “I mentally […]Read on
We often long to be counted with the Hall of Faith from Hebrews chapter 11. Without faith, it is impossible to to please God. (Hebrews 11:6) The author of Hebrews goes on to list the names of great people of faith from the Bible beginning with Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Rahab, Gideon, Samson, Jephthah, David and Samuel and the prophets.Read on
Day 2 of the Marketplace Mission Trip is underway. How can you appreciate others? When we value others, and work in their best interests, we get outside our job description a little and look for ways to bless them.Read on
Today is Day 1 of the 5-day Marketplace Mission Trip. We hope to serve others in and through our regular work in such a way that people see Jesus. If you follow Jesus, why not join us?Read on