A Litany of Labor for Labor Day Weekend

April 20, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

by The Rev. Thomas L. Weitzel, originally posted at Liturgy by TLW. I have said before that I am inspired by the calls and requests that many of you make. Recently, I was asked by a pastor in northwest Indiana if I had anything that could be used for Labor Day that would seek God’s … Read More

Litany for the Ministry of the Laity

April 20, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

Originally posted at Made to Flourish. Officiant: Let us thank God for those persons who have responded to Christ’s call to serve him in the world. People: Lord, we know that you call us to serve our neighbor in love in the world in which we live. Officiant: For those who seek both to glorify … Read More

An Act of Commitment to Vocation in Daily Life

April 20, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

Originally posted at Made to Flourish. My Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus: we are all baptized by one Spirit into one Body, and given gifts for a variety of ministries for the common good. In the ministry of your daily life and work, will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of … Read More

The Butcher, the Baker, and the Biotech Maker

April 19, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

By Jim Mullins, originally posted at the Gospel Coalition. Over a cup of coffee, Wendell—an entrepreneur with a PhD in biomedical engineering—told me that he was thinking about making a career change. “I don’t want to waste my life,” he said. “I want to do something that has real significance, where I can glorify God … Read More

Liturgy that Affirms Work

April 19, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

by Tom Nelson, originally posted at Made the Flourish. What does Sunday liturgy look like when it celebrates vocation? Using Psalm 90 as an example of a benediction that affirms work, Tom discusses the importance of bringing Monday into Sunday and affirming the vocations of all congregants rather than labeling some forms of work (e.g. … Read More

Pastor Post │ Monthly Mission

April 19, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

by Blaine Crawford, originally posted at Made the Flourish. Every month at Lakeview Community Church, the deacons invite a different organization — one working to improve society — to share its mission, its work, and its volunteer opportunities with the congregation. Representatives from these organizations speak during the worship service, which is followed by a … Read More

Sermon at Commissioning Service for Teachers

April 18, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

Originally posted on Made to Flourish. This is the outline of a sermon delivered at a commissioning service for teachers at Bethany Community Church (Seattle, WA).  Thesis: seeing our work as contributing to the common good. Keep being awesome! How can you not love that kid, he already thinks you’re awesome? Teachers are pretty incredible- … Read More

The Creed in Question Form for Workers

April 18, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

Originally posted on Made to Flourish.   Do you believe in God? We believe in One God, Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, Source of humanity’s skills, Provider of earth’s riches. We believe in God who is love, and judge of all, who claims our service and worship, longs for our help in creation, … Read More

Questions for Congregational Interviews

April 17, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

by MTF Staff, originally posted on Made to Flourish. Questions Used by Redemption Tempe (For more detail, see their article on how they do their all-of-life interviews) How would you describe your work? As an image-bearer of God, how does your work reflect some aspect of God’s work? (Gen, 1:26-28, 1 Cor. 10:31, Eph. 5:1, Col. … Read More