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

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

How One Church Launched 11 Social Ventures

April 11, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

by Amy L. Sherman, originally posted on Made to Flourish It’s a late spring day in St. Paul, Minnesota, and I’m standing in front of the Ravoux high rise apartments, a public housing project.  When a bright, multicolored bus pulls into the complex, the waiting crowd outside includes several residents. The Twin Cities Mobile Market has arrived. … Read More

Neighborhoods in the Economy – Kansas City

April 11, 2018By Paul MatsushimaChurch & Work

by MTF Communications, originally posted on Made to Flourish In this panel discussion, Jarrett Meek, founder of Mission Adelante, and Jeanette Thomas from Hope International, talk about their roles in ministry and what it looks like day-to-day to work for the flourishing of refugees, immigrants, and the underprivileged throughout the world. Meek shared how he … Read More

Ten Ways to Encourage Vocational Stewardship in Your Church

March 1, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

by Amy L. Sherman, originally published on Vocational Stewardship. During corporate worship services, pray for members by vocation. This could take a variety of expressions: pray aloud for a different occupational group (e.g., educators or businesspeople) each week invite congregants who are facing difficulties on the job to come forward during or after the service … Read More