Three attitude shifts are necessary to avoid looking like a jerk when you attempt to serve others as a marketplace missionary. We need to shift from preacher to servant, knowing to sharing, and leader to helper.Read on
In the Follower of One Community, we created a course based on God Space: Where Spiritual Conversations Happen Naturally by Doug Pollock. For each chapter (and 3 chapters will be up soon), there will be a short video that talks about the highlights of the chapter. In the discussion area, as we post each study, we will also post a discussion question.Read on
Will you join us on the Marketplace Mission Trip? October 1 – 5, 2018, we will assume the role of a missionary assigned to our employer. Even if we’re self employed, or a student, a remote worker or a CEO, we can take a mission trip to our workplace.
But just exactly what does that mean?Read on
What’s involved in a mission trip? Have you ever been on one? What did you do? A friend helped me explore the characteristics of a mission trip because I had a bigger question. What if we took a mission trip to our workplace? What if we did that together, this October 1?Read on
We’ve been talking about God Space: Where Spiritual Conversations Happen Naturally by Doug Pollock. We’re using the first 5 chapters to guide us and equip us to have a genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of people around us.
What does it mean to you to be gracious in your speech? Do your workplace conversations bring out the best in others?
I lost my job today. They called it “a reduction in force” which means I’m not totally worthless; I was just doing a job that’s no longer of any value. I guess that’s supposed to make me feel better, but it doesn’t. They gave me a few weeks pay, but I have to pay for my own health insurance and I have to look for work.Read on
I searched Google for terms like “workplace ministry ideas” and “marketplace faith.” Many marketplace people and pastors work to take their faith into the marketplace. At Follower of One want to help.
However, our first step can’t be that we either 1) tell everyone we meet or that we try to 2) shut our faith off. No one wants to talk to someone who incessantly steers conversations. At the same time, we can’t shut our faith off, either. We can’t be something we’re not.
Most Christians in the Western world experience the Christian faith on Sunday at a worship service or small group meeting that fits a particular pattern. Some denominations take different forms, but for many the experience takes much the same form each week. Some people preach or sing or play music from a stage. We follow an order of service. Everyone appears to be pretty much what we’d like to be. They don’t seem to have any problems. They look “fine” and sound “fine.”Read on
Every Sunday millions of people flock to buildings or people’s homes to worship Jesus Christ. Many of us believe the primary purpose of our faith in Christ is to attend those meetings and become better people in this life.
1. We know we’re supposed to become more Christ-like.
Before I became a Christ-follower, I thought of myself as a Christian. I had never killed anyone. I felt like I was basically a good person. I wasn’t Jewish or Muslim and I believed God created me and the universe. I figured if I left God alone, He’d leave me alone.Read on