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

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

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

Ten Ways to Encourage Vocational Stewardship in Your Church

March 19, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

by Amy L. Sherman, originally posted on Vocational Stewardship. 1. 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 … Read More

God at Work Through an Accountant

March 8, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

God at Work Through an Accountant, originally posted on John Vansloten. Accountants are made in the image of a God who cares about the bottom line, wants things to be in balance, and always knows where things stand. In this sermon accountants from across the continent help us understand God’s truth telling, shalom seeking heart … 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

Pastor, Visit Their Workplace

February 23, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

by Justin Buzzard | November 15, 2017. Originally published on Made to Flourish. Being a pastor means being about relationships. My first responsibility as a pastor is to know and love God. My second is to know and love the people I pastor, encouraging them to flourish in their relationship with God, our church family, … Read More