God’s News (through a Journalist)

March 19, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

God’s News (through a Journalist) by John Van Sloten on John Van Sloten, on Vimeo. In this message we’re going to listen for God’s truth speaking, justice seeking, beauty appreciating, news telling word through the vocation of a journalist.

Faith-Work Integration: Trendy or Essential?

March 9, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

by Mark D. Roberts, originally posted on Fuller Studios. In my first months as executive director of Fuller’s Max De Pree Center for Leadership, I conferred with over 50 marketplace leaders, asking each of them, “How can we serve you?” The response I heard was almost always something like, “You can help me integrate my faith … 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

Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good

February 28, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

by Amy L. Sherman of the Center on Faith and Communities. Originally hosted on Crosswalk. Let’s insert a new phrase into the vocabulary of Christian thinking on careers: “vocational stewardship.” By it, I mean the intentional and strategic use of one’s vocational power (skills, knowledge, network, platform) to advance the values of the Kingdom of … Read More

Women and Work: Overlooked in our Congregations?

February 26, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

April 18, 2017, originally published at Made to Flourish. A look at our “diverse perspectives” core value would not be complete without asking our pastors to consider the question, since more than half of our congregations are women, how are we pastors supporting them and their work? Click here to continue reading.

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

Five Aims of Vocation

February 21, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

Written by Amy Sherman and originally published by Made to Flourish. Click here to read the full article. “What am I supposed to do when I graduate?” Recently on a college campus, I heard again that plaintive, perennial cry. Vocational discernment is no easy matter and many 20-somethings feel real angst. If only I could … Read More