A Biblical Perspective on Risk

June 22, 2018By DPC EditorChurch Issues, Resources for Churches

Originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. We can’t talk about external risk without talking about our internal perspectives on fear and control. Tim Keller discusses a Biblical view of these two concepts and how that informs the way we approach risk. Click here to continue reading.

Is Church Work a Higher Calling?

May 22, 2018By DPC EditorChurch Issues, Resources for Churches

Originally posted on Theology of Work. This article is part of a larger series entitled, “Calling & Vocation: Overview“. Many Christians have the impression that church workers — especially evangelists, missionaries, pastors, priests, ministers and the like — have a higher calling than other workers. While there is little in the Bible to support this … Read More

How Congregants Reflect God’s Labor

May 1, 2018By DPC EditorResources for Churches, Vocation Formation

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

Compassion & Capacity

April 30, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Topic, Society

Originally posted at Made to Flourish. “And who is my neighbor?” – an expert in the law (Luke 10:29) We continue our core values series on the common good by asking ourselves if we’ve built enough compassion and capacity to actually contribute to our local communities. One of the two greatest commandments is “love your neighbor as yourself.” … Read More