Letter of Thanks to Police Officers

May 7, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

Originally posted on Made to Flourish. What this is: This is a letter a church wrote to police officers in their community to thank them for their work. It is a good example of a “workplace affirmation.” Dear Officer, I recently ran across this story from ABC news.  It seems a couple of years ago October of … Read More

Letter of Thanks to Teachers

May 7, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

Originally posted on Made to Flourish. What this is: This is a letter a church wrote to teachers in their community to thank them for their work. It is a good example of a “workplace affirmation.” Dear Teacher, Pastor [name] tells a story from his youth.  He was about 10 years old, his father, who was in the navy … Read More

The Work of the Week

May 7, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

by Eugene Peterson, originally posted at Christianity Today. What ministry is all about the other six days. When Eugene Peterson first wrote this article for Leadership Journal 30 years ago, we couldn’t have predicted that it would be even more apt now than it was then. He frames the issue of pastoral vocation in sharp … 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

How Congregants Reflect God’s Labor

May 1, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

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