Faith & Work Ministries Partner the Pew and the Pulpit


It’s easy to blame church leaders for the failure of churches to resource their people better for ministry in daily life, particularly at work. Leaders are only partly to blame, though. For many church members, it may be a relief to leave the responsibility of ministry to the “professionals” and avoid accepting responsibility themselves. In [Read More...]

Vocational Discipleship: Helping Men Find Their Callings


“What does God want me to do with my life?” is probably one of the questions pastors most frequently hear. A number of parachurch ministries exist to walk alongside people as they seek to answer this question. We spoke with Jeff Dunbar, director at Sons of Encouragement, a ministry that helps men discover their gifts, [Read More...]

Churches are Creating Job-Specific Resources. Should Yours?


A recent Barna Group study found that while 86% of pastors reported preaching sermons that addressed work in the past year, over 70% of Christians still cannot envision how the work they do serves God. The gap could be an indicator of what we already know: it takes more than a sermon (or even sermons) [Read More...]

Why We Struggle to Connect Faith & Work

Katherine Alsdorf

Adapted from a talk by Katherine Leary Alsdorf at the Faith@Work Summit 2014 I left a long career in the tech industry and moved to New York City in 2002 to help Redeemer start a marketplace ministry. And I did that basically because I knew how much I needed it. I’d become a CEO and a Christian in [Read More...]

What does the Wall Street Journal know about the meaning of work?


Kudos to the Wall Street Journal for its article “I Don’t Have a Job. I Have a Higher Calling” on Wednesday, Feb. 25. It’s an issue that deserves the attention. The Journal reports how companies including Travelzoo, Google, Kohl’s, Harley-Davidson, KPMG, and Juniper Networks try to attract, motivate and retain employees by appealing to “lofty [Read More...]