Three Elements of an Explosive Church Planting Movement
Developing better systems to reflect the best in kingdom expansion
But they did not go away to seminary. They just started leading while learning on the job and through their peers, other churches, and mentors. Third, vocation.
Creating Worship Songs for a Welcoming Community
Isaac Wardell’s latest collaborative project, The Porter’s Gate, marks a change from Bifrost Arts.
in New York City to record a live album and a series of accompanying videos, packaged together as the project's first album, Work Songs, modern hymns affirming vocation as an
Never on Pause
In seasons of unpaid work or at-home care, your calling is still significant.
Guinness describes the historical “distortion” of equating calling and vocation with overtly religious duties, explaining that “for most people in Christendom in the medieval times, the
Why Your Deflated Retirement Dream Might Be God’s Open Door
After losing my safety net, I see retirement as meaningful vocation, not permanent vacation.
After losing my safety net, I see retirement as meaningful vocation, not permanent vacation. In sum: The conversation about vocation shouldn't end if and when our careers do.
Reaching the Next Generation
This is a generation starving for community.
King. 4. Teach them about vocation as well as devotion. We have to rescue the coming generation from the problem of compartmentalizing our faith.
The Ministry of the Disabled
How Christians with intellectual disabilities are serving churches (not just being served by them).
“What if everyone has gifts, purpose, calling, and vocation?”. Image: Rayan Donnell. The Washington, DC, L'Arche community gathers often for events.
The Deep Satisfaction of Accomplishing Something Together
A Christian college president defends institutional life—even the meetings!—as a high calling.
In his book, Institutional Intelligence: How to Build an Effective Organization, Smith makes the case for administrative work as a meaningful vocation.
Our March Issue: The Gospel for ‘Every Area of Life’
We still believe that the basic solution to the world’s crises—and our own—is theological.
the biblical revelation to the contemporary social crisis, by presenting the implications of the total gospel message for every area of life.” That is a much deeper vocation than simply
Jesus on the Job: How Faith Mixes With Work, Part 2
It is past time to have a robust conversation around integrating faith and learning.
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Jesus on the Job: How Faith Mixes With Work, Part 1
It is time for us to see all work as vital to the growth of the Kingdom of God.
Aug 1, 2016. evangelism, work, vocation. Jesus ministry?”. As a result, confusion often abounds in regards to vocation and how we can joyfully thrive in our work.
Why Didn’t God Make You More Beautiful?
The glorious gospel needs ordinary people.
If he was capable of shining like the sun, why didn't he do so all the time? For one fundamental reason: Jesus had a calling, a vocation, a mission to fulfill.
Leadership Development According to Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Bonhoeffer's wisdom on leadership endures.
Instead of merely hoping that your preaching will stir some to see their primary vocation and calling as being harvest workers, what if you actually created intentional environments and
Can We Evangelize Late Modern Culture?
We cannot assume a shared foundation.
His or her identity is in flux, nomadic. Things that have traditionally been seen as static—gender, sexuality, vocation, spouses, values—are now dynamic, interchangeable.
N. T. Wright: The Church Continues the Revolution Jesus Started
In his new book, Wright explains that Jesus' death does more than just get us into heaven.
suffering love . . . but that's a whole other story. Suffice it to say that the vocation of God's people today is to continue to implement that revolution. Even as
The Rural Church: A Special House of Prayer
An excerpt from "God’s Country."
Egypt. They didn't head for the sticks for fear of city life. They went out into the desert not as a flight but as a vocation—to pray on behalf of the city. They
The Christian Leader’s Guide to Economics
The so-called “dismal science” is a powerful tool for wealth creation, but also for healing broken communities.
Preaching the Principle of Vocation. As I write, the Dow Jones is well over 20,000, and economic growth is strong. Vocation is a summons to service—of both God and neighbor.
What Evangelicals Can Learn from George Lindbeck
Here's why one of the leaders of postliberalism believed conservative Protestants would carry the torch.
A second lesson that Lindbeck offers evangelicals is a model for understanding how the biblical virtues should manifest themselves in one's vocation, especially in the vocation of