Faith and Work

The average American spends nearly 1,800 hours, or 75 full 24-hour days, a year at work. At the same time, the average church attendee will spend roughly 50 hours per year at a Sunday morning worship service. Yet in spite of those numbers, many struggle to see where God is and could be during the workday. As a result, we come into the idea of work itself with so many false assumptions, and end up at so many dead ends with our faith/work life that we end up serving as practical atheists 9-5 on Monday-Friday.

Work is a good thing given to humanity. It was given to humanity before the fall, and we work in the image of a working God that creates, fills, and sustains the world. Sin distorts our work in numerous ways, but it is redeemed through Christ and thus able to be stewarded for our good and the good of the world around us.

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

Kingdom Calling || Amy Sherman || God is on the move, and he calls each of us, from our various halls of power and privilege, to follow him. Here is your chance, keeping this kingdom calling in view, to steward your faith and work toward righteousness. In so doing, you will bless the world, and as you flourish, the world will celebrate.

Every Good Endeavor || Tim Keller || With deep conviction and often surprising advice, Keller shows readers that biblical wisdom is immensely relevant to our questions about work today. In fact, the Christian view of work—that we work to serve others, not ourselves—can provide the foundation of a thriving professional and balanced personal life. Keller shows how excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity, and passion in the workplace can help others and even be considered acts of worship—not just of self-interest.

Practicing the King’s Economy || Michael Rhodes & Robby Holt || Practicing the King's Economy cuts through much confusion and invites Christians to take their place within the biblical story of the "King Jesus Economy." Through eye-opening true stories of economic discipleship in action, and with a solid exploration of six key biblical themes, the authors offer practical ways for God's people to earn, invest, spend, compensate, save, share, and give in ways that embody God's love and provision for the world.

VOCATIONAL SPECIFIC OPPORTUNITIES

We are seeking to build vocational specific groups to explore these callings specifically. If you would be interested in starting one of these, or are curious of how to connect your job specifically with God’s mission for the world, contact Grant Caldwell to learn more.

Medical Professionals || Stay tuned for the next opportunity for this group to gather!