Pastoring Christians for the Workplace

What Makes Work “Christian”?

By J. D. Greear | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

Scripture teaches us how to serve God through our work, not just after work. Here are five features of what that looks like.

7 Things Pastors Should Teach Those in the Marketplace

By Lukas Naugle | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

The marketplace can seem dizzyingly diverse, yet it’s where many church members spend most of their time. What should pastors teach them?

Pastoring the Wrongly Ambitious

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

As Christians, we are called to be ambitious for Christ, yet many seem ambitious only for the things of this world. How can you pastor them?

Preaching to Women Who Work in the Home

By Bari Nichols | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

To care well for the women in your church who work in the home, remember their curse, their context, and their culture.

Wanted: Businesspeople for the Church

Pastor, Teach Your Businesspeople to Tend the Vine

By Sebastian Traeger | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

Pastors and businesspeople bring different gifts to bear for the body. One way pastors can help businesspeople thrive in church is by teaching them to disciple.

Businessperson, Help your Pastor Build Trellises

By Sebastian Traeger | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

It is easy for businesspeople in a church to feel misunderstood and underutilized. But this businessman advises, ask not what your church can do for you, but what you can do for your church.

What is Business as Missions?

9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

Business as missions is an old idea that’s opening new doors in international missions.

Resources on Work

9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.13.2013

A few practical resources for pastoring Christians for the workplace: A six-week Sunday School Class on Christians in the Workplace from Capitol Hill Baptist Church A five-week Sunday School Class on Money from Capitol Hill Baptist Church Audio and Video from the Gospel at Work Conference

Book Reviews on Work

The Call-GUiness

Book Review: The Call, by Os Guiness

Review by Drew Bratcher | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.07.2013

To find work that perfectly fits our callings is not a right, but a blessing.

God at Work

Book Review: God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life, by Gene Veith

Review by Benjamin Wright | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 02.22.2013

Pastors may find God at Work to be a useful tool as they translate theological language related to sanctification into laypeople’s vernacular.

Work Matters

Book Review: Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work, by Tom Nelson

Review by Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

This book is a helpful introduction to the subject of vocation in Christian theology.

How the church is failing businesspeople

Book Review: How the Church Fails Businesspeople, by John Knapp

Review by Nik Lingle | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

This book would be a good starting point for pastors wrestling with how to equip their people to live as disciples of Jesus around the clock.