Ideas for Church Implementation

April 27, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

Originally posted on Made to Flourish. These models are basic concepts to spark thinking – we encourage pastors to enhance, alter, combine, any of these suggestions to suit their ministry context. Most importantly: YOU know your community (inside and outside your church walls) the best.  If one of these model ideas gets your juices going … Read More

A Benedicite for Human Work

April 23, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

Originally posted at Made to Flourish. By John Cotter and Paul Payton (with changes by Mark Mohrlang). From Out of Silence…Prayers Daily Round Let the sowers of seed bless you, great God, the gardeners and farmers sing your praise. May the fishers and foresters bless you, Beloved, praise your name and glorify you forever. Let … 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

A Simple Audit of Weekly Worship

April 13, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

by Isaac Wardell, originally posted at Made to Flourish. While there is a growing movement of churches around the country working to better educate and equip their congregation members in the area of faith and work, it strikes me as a worship leader that we often overlook one of the most basic opportunities for formation … Read More

Leaders in the Church – Kansas City

April 12, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

by Delano Sheffield, originally posted at Made to Flourish. “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” And everyone has the potential to flourish when churches and Christians help others connect faith with their hands, head, and feet. DeLano Sheffield shares how he believes every person is a leader, which means all humans have the need and … 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

Practicing Curiosity: How to Connect Better with Congregants

April 10, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

by Amy L. Sherman, originally posted on Made to Flourish. In his wonderfully insightful article, Faith and Work – The Challenge to Embrace the Church, Roger Anderson lists 11 barriers that prevent pastors from fully embracing vocation theology and championing a faith and work movement in their churches. Among the barriers posed is feeling ill-equipped. Pastors … Read More