About Made to Flourish

Made to Flourish: A Pastors’ Network for the Common Good is dedicated to growing the numbers and influence of pastors and churches actively integrating faith, work, and economics for ministry that produces human flourishing.

[VIDEO] Not the same old story

The way that we thought about the Biblical story was that God was trying to save a bunch of souls and whisk them out. And my time in seminary, really wrestling with the Biblical text, convinced me that that’s really not the story. God’s plan is the “reconciliation of all things” and this idea of [Read More...]

Can people who hate their job find meaning in their work?

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By Trevor Lee I had the opportunity to attend a Leadership Journal event called Redeeming Work, which focused on the meaning and importance of our work as image bearers of God. Events like this focus on the idea of vocation, which is our call into every part of life, not just the job we get paid for. [Read More...]

[VIDEO]Faith, work, and the Boston Marathon bombing

After her harrowing experience at the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, a marketing executive chose to leave her job and employ her skills on behalf of artisans in developing nations. Here’s her story: Originally published at the blog Made to Flourish. [Read more...]

From the archives: Connecting work-lives and God-lives

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What are some ways in which people can bring their God-lives into their work-lives? [Read more...]

The necessity of risk

By Petar Nenadov, originally published at the KPN Resources blog Several resources now exist that promote business as a means of alleviating poverty – “When Helping Hurts” by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, “Toxic Charity” by Robert Lupton, and Poverty Cure by the Acton Institute, to name a few. Each resource acknowledges the usefulness of [Read More...]

Apprenticeship to Jesus

By Drew Cleveland, originally published at the KPN Resources blog “…Consider just your job, the work you do to make a living. This is one of the clearest ways possible of focusing upon apprenticeship to Jesus. To be a disciple of Jesus is, crucially, to be learning from Jesus how to do your job as [Read More...]


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