We only wanted a youthworker….

We only wanted a youth worker

Where once retailers were strangers, they are now a united group, proudly sharing photographs of their joint achievement. Where they acted as competitors towards each other, they now act like a mini Neighborhood Watch group alerting one another to thefts and break-ins. Once again, something of the life-giving kingdom breaks through. [Read more...]


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From the archives: Meaningless jobs?

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In what ways have you seen others bring meaning to a “meaningless job?” In what ways have you shared the gospel through your work? [Read more...]


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From the archives: The top ten pain points people face at work

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These come to us from Doug Spada at WorkLife.org. You can read more about them and their resources in this post here on MISSION:WORK. TOP 10 PAIN POINTS PEOPLE FACE AT WORK Compiled from surveys of over 6000 workers just like you. 1. I am unable to manage my time without being distracted by unfocused [Read More...]


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We’re returning to our occasional series of posts on work and vocation (linked at the bottom of this post) in Christian history by Faith and Work Channel senior editor and Christian History magazine senior editor Chris Armstrong. Enjoy! In the early days of Methodism as now, not every capitalist operated out of corrupt motives of [Read More...]


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From the archives: The problem with doing what you love

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No matter what you do and what you are paid, says Paul, “It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” In this way, Christians are to be concerned more with doing what God would have us do than with what anyone, including ourselves, might otherwise love. [Read more...]


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From the archives: What would Jesus do?

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“Topeka, Kansas, was in a severe economic recession when Sheldon arrived in 1889 to pastor the Central Congregational Church. To make his ministry relevant to the everyday needs of his parishioners and community, he asked his church for permission to devote twelve weeks to what he called ‘practical sociological studies,’ suspending most of his regular duties except for preaching on Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings. A remarkable adventure ensued, taking him into every part of town to learn how others lived and worked.” [Read more...]


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