The History and Promise of the Faith at Work Movement
Author: David W. Miller
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In God at Work, David W. Miller looks at how the Faith at Work movement developed and considers its potential value for business and society. Drawing on the insights of theological ethics as well as the sociology of religion, Miller analyzes the history of the modern day Faith at Work movement from its roots in the late 19th century to its modern formulation and trajectory. He examines the diversity of its members and modes of expression, and constructs a new framework for understanding, interpreting, and critiquing the movement and its future. Miller concludes that workers and professionals desire to live a holistic life, to integrate the claims of their faith with the demands of their work. He documents the abdication of this field by church and theological academy and its embrace, by the management academy. Offering evidence of the depth and breadth of spirituality at work, Miller concludes that faith at work is a bona fide social movement and here to stay. He establishes the importance of this movement, identifies the possibilities and problems, and points toward future research questions.--From publisher's description.
...He has made us kings and priests... (Revelations 1:6 NKJV) God is showing up in places we have never imagined. We thought He was just for Sunday church or mid-week study. But God is showing up in small businesses and on construction sites, in schools and in politics. He is in factories and at check-out counters, at nurses' stations and the stock exchange. God is showing up everywhere outside of where we expect Him to be. So what does it mean? We serve a God who is not acting like we thought He should act. This book is an awesome tool of discovery to learn not only what God wants, but how we can cooperate with His plan for the nations, not just the Church. Discover how He want you to step into a realm of ministry and fulfillment you have never dreamed possible. Learn how your work is the powerful dynamic of God's purposes for your life. This book is the beginning of new possibilities for those who are willing to see that God is bigger than they thought He was.
God calls us to the work we are doing. He’s interested not only in what we do, but how we do it. Yet, finding purpose at work is one of the greatest challenges of our world today. Does my work matter to God? Is ambition good? How do I deal with failure? How do I make difficult decisions? Ken Costa shares his practical insights and experience gained from more than forty years working in finance. This timeless message, that there is space for faith at work, will truly inspire you to live each day with purpose.
GOD AT WORK What do you say When for days in advance you are ordered to evacuate your home and then for hours you are bombarded with the imminent foreboding of a killer hurricane slowly fading out the sunlight? When the skies grow dim as billow after billow of ever darkening clouds unfurl menacingly blotting out the remaining shafts of sunlight? When jagged spears of lightening pierce the darkened shroud which has obscured the azure skies and the clatter of thunder race the stabs of light that accompany them in ever increasing rapidity which threaten to overtake the preceding duo? (97) What do you say when for days in advance you are ordered to evacuate home and, having failed to comply, for hours you are bombarded with the imminent foreboding of a killer hurricane slowly fading out the sunlight? When the skies grow dim as billow after billow of ever darkening clouds unfurl menacingly blotting out the remaining shafts of sunlight? When jagged spears of lightening pierce the darkened shroud which has enveloped the azure skies and the clatter of thunder race the stabs of light that accompany them in ever increasing rapidity which threaten to overtake the preceding duo?
In [email protected], Volume 2 you will learn: How your business is an open door to serve those who the Lord puts in your path. How marketplace ministry is meant to touch lost and hurting lives. How you can experience the miraculous at work, every day. How your business can reach the nations for Jesus. How God will bless our entrepreneurial endeavors so that we may help finance His Kingdom. How the Holy Spirit will release you in the ministry right where you are.
Jesus Saves - even on the job In October of 1981, the National Training Center at Ft. Irwin, Ca. was opened as a training facility for US Army units. The work force was civilian, government contract employees. This work force was involved in, among other evil and detestable practices, drug use, alcohol use and sex while on the job. It was a playground for Satan and his followers. This is the last place anyone would expect to hear anything about God. But, God soon began a work that would touch the hearts and lives of the extremely Godless people in this place. God turned the Track and Wheel Shops at Ft. Irwin into a mission field. Starting with one man (not the author), God began a revival in the work place that saw many get saved and go on to various ministries and the mission field. This movement eventually grew into a weekly organized Bible Study that is still thriving and seeing lives changed. This book tells the true story of how Jesus came into this place of work and saved people from their despicable, evil lifestyles of sin. Although this story is told from the experience of one person, it could be told multiple times by a number of people with different experiences and testimonies. The accounts of the work which God did there over the years would fill volumes and would contain endless testimonies of how the Lord worked in the lives of all those involved or those whose lives were touched by this work. When I arrived at Ft. Irwin in July, 1982, I was a drunk who neglected my family and only cared for my own evil desires. By the end of 1984 I was saved and living free from alcohol and was not only walking with Jesus but on my way to active ministry work at the job site and in the Church. There are no exaggerations in this book, only the truth of what Jesus did in the lives of me and those around me and beyond. It is a testimony to what the Lord can do if we are open to His work in our lives. Do you take Jesus to work with you? All too often, Christians leave Jesus at home when they go to work. An undercover Christian is unable to reach anyone for Jesus. We need to be ambassadors for Jesus and take the gospel message to the work site and watch as the Lord saves souls. That is what happened at Ft. Irwin, in the Track and Wheel Shops. We were all truly amazed at the work He was able to do simply because we were obedient to His calling. This work of God, which exists among the evil lifestyles of this workforce, truly stands out like a rose in the desert. Take Jesus to work, you will be amazed at His good work habits.
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT GOD IS SAYING TO YOU THROUGH DREAMS? If you are keen to ask God how to understand and interpret your dreams and receive supernatural guidance in making daily and important decisions, and if you are eager to know the latest things to happen, good or bad, then you are ready for GOD at work in our DREAMS. From God's point of view, the Source of all wisdom, this book uniquely addresses the questions you have always wanted answered about your dreams. Be eager to learn from others. When approached by God in a dream, King Solomon asked for the right thing, wisdom. In addition, God gave him wealth, riches and fame such as no other king had before or will ever have in the future. However, it was not his idea to ask for wisdom but his father David's admonition (1 Chronicles 22). A wonderfully encouraging personal account of how God can and will use dreams to guide the person who seeks Him with all their heart and mind and soul. — Vanessa Norman, Rugby, UK Dreams can be an inspiration, they can also be a challenge and a conundrum. Theories abound as to the meaning and significance of dreams. I was very excited when Farai asked me to read through this book, and it did not disappoint. Farai has sought to hear God's voice for many years and to be obedient to God's leading. In this book, he draws important lessons from seeking to learn how God has spoken to people in the Bible, and from his own experience of applying these principles – principles which others will find helpful. — Tim Norman, UK.
Is it possible to see God at work every day? For 365 days, David Dendy embarked on this incredible life-changing challenge, only to discover along the journey that the answer is an emphatic yes! Seeing God at Work Every Day is an invitation to live life with the eyes of our hearts wide open—to see and experience the very hand of God at work … not just once in a blue moon, but day after day. Seeing God at Work Every Day is an interactive journal that stops you from being a spectator in the bleachers of life and places you right in the middle of the field, where God is at work every day. Combining observations from the everyday interactions and encounters we face on a daily basis with scripture lessons and spiritual insights, David Dendy takes us on a forty-day challenge that will change the way you see life and how God is at work every day. Is God really at work every day through parking meters, dimmer switches, name tags, oxygen masks on airplanes, Gorilla Glue, Wite-Out, state patrol officers, and Superman? Open the book, open your eyes, open your heart, and discover the everlasting joy and fun of Seeing God at Work Every Day!
Fr. Eusèbe M. Ménard, O.F.M., was gifted with a visionary perspective regarding God's call to adults for ministry in the Catholic Church, specifically, priestly vocations. In the mid-1940s, Ménard proposed an innovative idea for training men called to serve God through the priesthood: college seminaries for "belated vocations." As he defined it, a man with a belated vocation had not heard God's call in his early years or, having heard it, did not or could not act upon it at that time. The events leading to the formation and development of Holy Apostles College & Seminary proved challenging and, at times, painful for those people who joined Ménard in this enterprise. Still, it appeared from the start that the "Hand of God" was truly at work in the concept, acquisition, and development of Holy Apostles. This study documents the founding and initial development of Holy Apostles and highlights several significant events from the first forty years of its service to the Catholic Church.
If you were a brand-new Christian convert living in the middle of the South Pacific, in the Fiji Islands, would you necessarily hear God call you to establish a college of theology and evangelism? No? Well, fortunately, Narayan Nair felt the Lord place this burden on his heart and without hesitation, he and his wife, Savita, began their life-long devotion to making God's burden happen-beyond all reason. Surviving nearly constant persecution in some form or another-threats of bodily harm, military coups, mutinous leaderships, political and religious unrest, and other challenges to the stability of the whole college program, Nair and God's believers withstood the tests with complete assurance God would prevail. Author Cathy Kreis has assembled a most fascinating history of the establishment of the Fiji College of Theology and Evangelism. You'll get to bounce down the back roads with students and staff going to and from the various venues which are a part of the students' everyday lives-complete with daily activities and menus established to support their survival both physically and spiritually. This modern-day heritage depicts one of God's miracle movements for reaching the lost. Observe how living a lifestyle of trusting God, produces miracles and blessings for those who venture to do major efforts for His Glory. Not only is this a wonderful, historical documentation, complete with visiting missionaries, Beyond All Reason is bound to capture your heart.
Bright Light tells the story of God visibly at work in and through the life of pastor and revivalist Harold Burchett, now (March 2016) ninety-one years old. What Harold has seen and reports here are not flashy “signs and wonders” in the traditional sense but other ways that God has unmistakably shown up in Harold’s experience and ministry. He tells his story in three parts. 1. “God’s work in me—first”: from a loving, God-centered childhood into the rough-and-tumble world of a reporter for his local newspaper—and then, while still a teenager, to war in the South Pacific on a U.S. Navy destroyer. Prayers answered in the war zone, along with practices learned for reaching the hearts of his faith-mocking fellow sailors, set a fire in Harold’s heart that shapes his entire career. 2. “God’s work in my public ministry”: scenes from Harold’s life as an itinerant evangelist and settled pastor. Through prayer and with total confidence in God’s power to change lives on the basis of Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross, Harold ministers in public settings from New Brunswick to Virginia. He details some of the notable results. 3. “God’s work in my personal encounters”: stories of individuals who experience the Lord’s personal rescue from a wide variety of crippling issues through Harold’s prayers and words. Those early shipboard lessons on how to be a “fisher of men” (Mark 1:17) clearly have paid off! The book concludes with pointed summaries of lessons learned and of life-advice, especially for readers hungry to experience the same Bright Light that Harold has seen.
The goal of prayer is to practice it without ceasing. Focusing on the prayer lives of the laity, this book includes stories of individuals seeking to connect their faith with their work in the world. The goal of this connection is to affirm that prayer is both a quiet act of reverence and an active dynamic expressed in daily life situations at work and home. Through the stories of people at work and prayer, the book seeks to encourage an understanding of prayer as that dimension of our relationship with God equally alive at work and at play, in public and at home.
What Does the Boss Have to Say? Work. For most people, it’s a necessity. For some, it’s a passion. And for others, it’s a four-letter word to be avoided as much as possible. In this DVD and accompanying study guide from North Point Resources, readers will come to grasp the one perspective on work that really matters: God’s. He ordained it and He laid out specific guidelines enabling workers to achieve maximum success and fulfillment. In each session, Andy Stanley offers insights on common, specific problem areas people have, from dealing with coworkers and superiors, to boldly living the Christian faith, to balancing work and family. Your Guide from 9:00 to 5:00 Work. For most people, it’s a necessity. For some, it’s a passion. And for others, it’s a four-letter word to be avoided when possible. But for all of us, only one perspective on work really matters: God’s. He ordained it and He laid out specific guidelines for us to achieve maximum success and fulfillment while on the job. Designed for small group or personal use, this companion study guide to the Taking Care of Business DVD addresses specific problem areas we’re all familiar with—from dealing with coworkers and superiors while exemplifying Christ, to balancing our work and home life. This study guide is complete with a leader’s guide and six lessons, including easy-to-do exercises and discussion questions. Story Behind the Book A new addition to the North Point Resources brand group from a series taught by Andy Stanley at North Point Community Church . From the Trade Paperback edition.
How to read the Old Testament.-- The story of Joseph.-- The story about Balaam.-- Judges 12:5-7.-- The story about Samson.-- Naaman: a critical retelling.-- the Prophet Jonah.-- The story of Job's suffering.-- The mystery of Old Testament Israel.-- The Biblical story of creation.-- The reality of God.-- The origin of Mosaic monotheism.-- Wisdom in Israel.-- Brother and neighbour in the Old testament.-- Statements of faith in the Old Testament about life and death.-- Psalm 90, etc.