Unbelievable: Easter Spoken Word

May 14, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

Unbelievable: Easter Spoken Word | Originally posted by Grace Chapel Teaching Team on Vimeo. Definition 1: Not able to be believed Unlikely to be true Improbable, Implausible, impossible Like Big Foot, Vampires, the Loch Ness Monster Things you doubt can be real . . . like The Resurrection? Is there any connection? Unbelievable Definition 2: … Read More

Ubiquitous Influence of Films

May 10, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

By Luke Bobo, originally posted at Made to Flourish. ‘True Story’ Echoes A fond memory of mine is teaching at Lindenwood University (St. Charles, MO) for nearly seven years. One of my favorite classes I designed and taught was Film and Theology. On the first day of class, I often began the class with two … Read More

Pastor Post | Fixing the Divide

May 4, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

Originally posted at Made to Flourish. Over the past year I’ve been studying the integration of faith and work. I still have many questions, but I think this is a key and overlooked biblical teaching by pastors – especially me! A leader in my church wrote this to me after I shared with him some … Read More

Take Your Pastor to Work Day

May 4, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

Originally posted at Patheos. I showed up at his office and waited in reception. My host rushed in and greeted me. Was he nervous, excited, or weighed down by some new work crisis? The answer was some version of “all of the above.” He’d been working for several years on this project and now he … Read More

Commission Your People for Their Work

May 4, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

by David Gill, originally posted at Made to Flourish. We believe and we say that Jesus Christ is Lord of the whole life, including that one-third or so of our lives we spend working (or preparing/studying for work — or looking for work). Sometimes we need a visible way to emphasize and even celebrate a … Read More

Visit Your People Where They Work

May 2, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

By David Gill, originally posted at Made to Flourish. For twenty years I have been urging pastors to visit at least one of the workplace members of their congregation per month in their workplace environment, whether that is an office downtown, a factory, a farm, a restaurant, or a day care center. Wherever our people … Read More

What Do You Do For A Living?

May 2, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

Originally posted at Made to Flourish. This common question often becomes an identity marker that intertwines with our self-worth. In this short book by Justin S. Holcomb, readers are challenged to think about their work in light of who they are in Christ. Below is an exerpt. The Bible portrays “calling” in a way that put … Read More

How Congregants Reflect God’s Labor

May 1, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

Originally posted at Made to Flourish. Earlier this month, we challenged our network pastors to visit their congregants at their workplaces – and you can still participate in The Pastor’s Challenge: Workplace Visitations. Whether you’ve been visiting congregants for awhile or are boldly taking this step this summer, we encourage our pastors to keep looking for ways to … Read More