The most important step to finding your calling


By Dan Cumberland She was burnt out. I could see the pain in her eyes as we spoke. Her situation was tough: her supervisor was not supportive. She could barely get out the door in the mornings. She was having breakdowns on Sunday nights in anticipation of the week ahead. It was heart breaking to [Read More...]

Following a distinctive call

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This interview with Greg Forster is part of a symposium on vocation between the Patheos Faith and Work Channel and the Patheos Evangelical Channel. How would you define vocation? I think of vocation as the imperative God places upon us, and nurtures within us, to live all of life in ways that glorify him. We find this imperative operating [Read More...]

God’s will is as large as a big barn door


This post is part of a symposium on vocation between the Patheos Faith and Work Channel and the Patheos Evangelical Channel. Can I follow God’s will without knowing how I got there? I grew up as the daughter and granddaughter of United Methodist pastors. In my house, we talked about calling a lot. Later, in college and graduate [Read More...]

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


These come to us from Doug Spada at 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...]

Visiting with Mary and Martha: What about the work?

By Ann Boyd It’s not even 8:00 in the morning and I’m looking at a list of over a dozen things to get done — editing to take care of, dishes to wash, laundry to fold, and my email inbox is raging out of control. As I sit for a few minutes to pray and [Read More...]

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: More news to challenge and encourage about faith and work

A Monday roundup of great articles that are worth your time to read, ponder, share, or even argue with.  This week’s list: A Protestant Perspective on Ethics in the Executive Suite: With his financial career as a backdrop, Bill Powers discusses the role of faith and ethics in the executive suite from a Protestant perspective, [Read More...]