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

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

Where We Worship | A Collaborative Photography Exhibition

April 17, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

by Gabe Coyle, originally posted on Made to Flourish. There is almost no place where the enduring sacred/secular dichotomy is more clear than in our answer to this question: Where do we worship? If you ask adherents to almost any religion where they worship, it’s likely that their answer will reveal internalized assumptions about what their … Read More

Blessings on Vocations

April 17, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

Originally posted on Made to Flourish. For the past two months God has spoken to us about our vocations, our callings from God to serve others and this world. This morning, we want to bless everyone in those callings. The callings that I will read are offered here [wall]. Which is yours? Or has God … Read More

Resources for Worship and Vocation

April 16, 2018By Paul MatsushimaFaith at Work

Originally posted on Cardiphonia. Isaac Wardell (Trinity Pres & Bifrost Arts), Laura Fanucci (Collegeville Inst.) and I hosted a workshop at this years calvin worship symposium entitled “Here Are My Hands: A Practical Workshop on Affirming Vocation in Weekly Worship Practices.” Below are some of the resources that were shared during our time. It’s a … Read More

Prayer for Vocations

April 16, 2018By DPC EditorVocation Formation

by Steve Garber, originally posted on Made to Flourish. God of heaven and earth, we pray for your kingdom to come, for your will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. Teach us to see our vocations and occupations as woven into your work in the world this week. For mothers at … Read More