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

Enthused Pastor in the Urban Core

May 1, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

Written by Luke Bobo, originally posted at Made to Flourish. Luke interviewed his good friend, Cedric Rowan for this piece.  Cedric and I have been friends over 30 years. We attended the same public high school in Kansas City, MO, and the the University of Kansas together.  Cedric pastors First Baptist Church in Kansas City, … Read More

Discipleship Dynamics

April 26, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

Originally posted at Made to Flourish. Discipleship Dynamics is the first of its kind online discipleship assessment. By using scriptural principles in conjunction with tested methods of social science, you can truly discover where you are in your spiritual life, accurately define your spiritual strengths and weaknesses and find resources designed to build your life of … Read More

The Discipleship Dynamics Assessment

April 26, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

Originally posted at Made to Flourish. How do we know our disciple-making is effective? The deliverables of pastoral portfolios are scored quantitatively and then assessed by testimonies. And, thankfully, much good takes place as people gather to examine the Word, pray and share life. But we need a fresh approach. We are busier than ever, … Read More

Vocational Liturgies: Discipleship at Work

April 26, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

Originally posted at Made to Flourish. We continue to encourage pastors to find tools that will help their congregants cultivate their own discipleship in the places where they spend the majority of their lives outside of church each week – their work. In You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit, author James K.A. … Read More

A Hymn on Work by Charles Wesley

April 25, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

Originally posted on Made to Flourish. Charles Wesley’s “Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I Go” is a great hymn relating to our work: Forth in thy Name, O Lord, I go, my daily labor to pursue; thee, only thee, resolved to know in all I think or speak or do. The task thy wisdom … Read More