Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good

February 28, 2018By DPC EditorResources for Churches, Resources for Pastors & Lay Leaders

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

7 Ways to Find Meaning at Work

February 21, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Industry

Written by David Brooks and Arthur Brooks and originally published by The Atlantic. Several years ago, Gallup asked people in 142 countries to respond to a series of statements designed to measure employee engagement—involving matters like their job satisfaction, whether they felt their work was important, and whether they had opportunities in the workplace to … Read More

Why We Need A Blue-Collar Theology of Work

January 24, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Topic, Society

This interview was originally published by Christianity Today. Click here to listen to the interview. Just over 100 years ago, churches and labor unions had a close relationship. From a Christian History piece: Some labor unions gathered members in their halls and marched together to church to hear the special messages. Newspapers reprinted the sermons the … Read More

“My Job Isn’t Kingdom Work”

January 24, 2018By DPC EditorChurch Issues, Resources for Churches

This article was originally published by Made To Flourish. You can read the full article by clicking here. “I’m a Realtor—My Job Isn’t ‘Kingdom Work’” I hear it quite often—especially because I have spent much of my adult life in pastoral ministry. I meet someone doing good, important work, who doesn’t feel as if they … Read More