"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.
Witness with lives
When it comes to workplace evangelism, very often we rightly consider the words that we hope to speak to our colleagues about the Christian faith. Words are essential for rebirth (1 Peter 1:23) and faith (Romans 10:17). However the Bible has much to say about the importance of those words being accompanied by a distinct life. How you live matters, how you work matters, in either attracting or detracting from the Christian message (Matthew 5:13-16).
You know the feeling – making a mistake at work and feeling awful about it. You spend the trip home from work and your evening feeling discouraged by what you did (or should have done). How should we handle it when we make mistakes in the workplace? Here are three simple things we can do next time it happens:
“Mission is not an event we tack onto our already busy lives. It is our life”. So writes Jonathan Dodson in a wonderfully helpful little article 8 ways to easily be missional. Dodson’s point I couldn’t agree with more – mission and evangelism are not extra activities that we try and find time in our day or week to do. Rather the Christian is always on mission; how we live and speak and act in every moment witnesses to the transforming power of the Gospel.
Part 4 in our series on "Wisdom at work" from guest blogger Graham Hooper. In this series Graham reflects on what it looks like to be a wise person in the workplace.
Part 3 in our series on "Wisdom at work" from guest blogger Graham Hooper. In this series Graham reflects on what it looks like to be a wise person in the workplace. You can catch up on Part 1 here and Part 2 here. These articles were originally published by Maylon Workplace and are being republished with their permission.
Part 2 in our series on "Wisdom at work" from guest blogger Graham Hooper. In this series Graham reflects on what it might look like to be a wise person in the workplace.
Today we begin a new four part series from guest blogger Graham Hooper. We recently reviewed his book Undivided: Closing the faith-life gap. In this series Graham reflects on what it might look like to be a wise person in the workplace. These articles were originally published by Maylon Workplace and are being republished with their permission.
What does Jesus mean when he says "use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves" (Luke 16:9)? CMS Victoria Director Wei-Han Kuan explains in this highlight from our recent Life @ Work breakfast, "Mission @ Work".
For more, watch the full talk here.
How many genuine friendships and relationships do you have with people who don't know Jesus? Ten perhaps? Maybe five? Or maybe even fewer...
For many followers of Jesus it's easy to spend time with other Christians. It feels safe, we know that they won't challenge us on life-style choices we've made because of our faith, and we agree on the big things in life. The phrase "Be in the world, but not of the world" sounds good in principle, but in practice it's much easier to just withdraw from it.