One of the reasons why it can often be so hard to talk about Jesus with our work colleagues is that conversations in the office rarely move beyond the latest iPhone or what we watched on TV the night before. That’s why we need to create a space, like lunch together, to talk more deeply.
"The Gospel changes everything". So how does the Gospel change one common aspect of work life - networking? In this short article, Life @ Work director Andrew Laird explains how the Gospel might transform this part of our work.
Is ambition a dirty word? Is it inherently ungodly and selfish? Or is it appropriate in the life of a Christian? Is there a way to be ambitious that honours Christ? These were the sorts of questions we considered at our second annual Life @ Work conference.
Overlooking the Yarra in Melbourne, we gathered over two nights to hear from four speakers, unpacking the issues surrounding ambition. And what we discovered is that ambition on its own is morally neutral. The key question is, how are we harnessing it?
How does the Christian faith help us navigate the frustrations of work? In this short clip Life@Work director Andrew Laird proposes one answer - acknowledge that this world is groaning, but rather than constantly grumbling, be grateful for what God has planned for the future.
Watch the full talk here.
How does the Christian faith help us navigate the frustrations of work? In this Life@Work presentation, director Andrew Laird explains why work is very often frustrating and outlines practical ways of navigating those frustrations.
"It's possible to work hard and rest well and still be tired". Sound familiar? In this talk Melbourne pastor Shane Rogerson considers the tiredness we so often feel, "a weariness that goes deep into your soul". How do we treat this tiredness? Listen to discover the secret to true rest.
How do we choose good work? Should I be in the business of developing high speed internet, knowing that the internet can be used for great good...but also for great harm. Should I be in the business of engineering motorways, knowing that motorways can be of great benefit to many people...but also cause untold damage to the environment. How do we choose good work?
How does the Christian faith help us navigate the frustrations of work? In this short clip Life @ Work director Andrew Laird proposes one answer - working with, rather than against, the grain of God's creation.
For more, watch the full talk here.
What is the most pressing issue facing Christians in the workplace today? In this sermon Life@Work's Andrew Laird suggests what he thinks it is - the warped and disordered view in our culture between who I am and what I do.
Find out why "I am what I do" is a miserable and deadly philosophy to live by...unless it has been transformed by the Gospel.