Our Attitude about Work

How do we know that we’re on the right career path? Listen and learn:

Brother Lawrence may have lived in the 1600s, but he’s got some good advice on how Faith and Work go together. Read a few of his insights.

Be inspired by this story about “working as unto the Lord.”

When is a job just that: a job?

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Young, Restless, on the Job Market

Job Search

 

But, “What if you don’t know what to do with your Life?”

“Does God care where you work” anyway?

A prayer for the job hunt.

And how about looking at the future as an invitation to “Choose your own adventure.”

 

Photo by Kate Hiscock. Used with permission. Sourced by Flickr.

Don’t get “lost in transition”

At Christ Community Church we are reading the Gospel of Mark together. This week we’re in chapter 2; and as we heard in Sunday’s message, Jesus is still bringing change to his people. To hear or read more connected to our series, “Who do you say I am?” visit our church’s current series website (or in the archives).

So how do we treat these transitions?

Sarah shares about trusting God with the future over at The Evangelical Outpost.

Distinct Disciples offers some suggestions for honouring God and leaving well when you know it’s time to resign from your current role at work.

The High Calling offers a number of posts and links for changes at home, work and in the community. Be sure to click on them!

This post addresses life transitions.

That other place you spend a lot of time

Home Sweet Cubicle

You probably spend more time at work than you do at Church. That’s one of the reasons why Larry argues that the workplace is full of untapped potential to witness to the unity of the body of believers.

J.B. shares how micro-prayers can help get you through the day at work.

And Melissa offers 8 ideas for living missionally at work.

This post is for members of the workforce who spend a significant amount of time at their workplace. It provides ideas and inspiration for living your faith in community.

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“Everybody’s Workin’ for the Weekend”

Everyone’s watchin’ to see what you will do
Everyone’s lookin’ at you, Oh
Everyone’s wonderin’ will you come out tonight
Everyone’s tryin’ to get it right, get it right

Everybody’s workin’ for the weekend…

Loverboy

Funny how Loverboy’s song hits on two different- yet important- views. First, there’s the opinion that work is about getting us to the weekend, filling the time between the fun with the money that funds our adventures. And then there’s the view that everyone’s watching, looking, wondering what we will do.

As Christians, our whole lives are a testimony to God, including the day jobs that get us to the weekend. How can we think about our daily work as part of our discipleship?

There are a number of good books on the subject to get you thinking. Check out a list of them here to get you started.

Or, here’s a shorter piece that will challenge you to see yourself as a contributor– the first role given to humans in the Garden of Eden.

Finally, be inspired by a real life story of faith, work, and doing things ‘right’ for the glory of God in “The Moral Mattress Kings of Denver” from Christianity Today’s series This is Our City.

This post is about work and our everyday jobs. It provides inspiration, a challenge and resources for thinking theologically about our callings.

Work and Prayer

At Christ Community Church, we’re taking a four week look at prayer. For more information, visit our website.

How does prayer relate to your day job?

Taylor Barkley asks the challenging question, “Why Aren’t We Praying from 9-5?

Ed Cyzewski offers another good reason to pray for and at your workplace: the devil and your own sinfulness are busy causing mayhem!

I used to think that I could win my spiritual battles with a one-time prayer encounter in church. The reality was that I needed to expand my spiritual battle plans into the office, the kitchen, and the living room. I needed to make daily investments in the life of God.

And here’s a prayer from Stanley Hauerwas that you can offer for your work over at Distinct Disciples.

This post concerns prayer and the workplace.