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CoPassion cofounders and C12 Members Ray and Melissa Strickland illustrate the marketplace opportunity to minister to the next generation.
How to Be Confident You Are Worth More Than Your Work Samantha Barnes  6 Minute Read   How would you react if I told you your employee performance review was emailed to your friends and family? Would you be glad, knowing they’d be impressed? Or would you freak out and worry that they’d never look at you the same way again? Your response is one indicator of how much your work...
The Word Hand illustration is a simple way to break down five methods of taking in God’s Word: hearing, reading, studying, memorizing, and meditating. Diagram and supporting verses are included in this easy communication tool. As a “lamp unto [our] feet and a light unto [our] path ( Psalm 119:105 ), the Word of God is more than simply a set of guidelines or recommendations. It gives us the foundation for how we live, move, and...
Are you worshipping work? This clever illustration is a challenge not to worship our work, but to use your talents and skills in the marketplace where God called you.
By John Piper In 1997 I put a list of Bible texts together to help folks think through what job to pursue. Below I have taken that list and added comments to flesh out more specifically what I had in mind. My prayer is that these thoughts will help saturate your mind with the centrality of Christ in all of life. He made you to work. And he cares about what you do with the half of your waking life called “vocation.” He wants...
Jon wanted to go into full-time ministry but all the doors seemed to close. He got a job as an athletic trainer at a school for the deaf. Jon had no experience with sign language or the deaf culture but he loved the people right away. He built relationships and found ways to share his faith. This inspirational real-life story illustrates how God can use our gifts and strengths for His glory wherever he places us.
  When Dacia got her first job after college she got caught up in living to an elevated status, and she fell deeply into debt. God got her attention and directed her to a mission trip in Uganda. When she saw true poverty and God's hand on orphans there, she changed her whole perspective on wealth and possessions.
This dramatic illustration ponders the path to God. How many roads lead to life? The truth remains that only through Jesus can a human reach God. He alone offers the hope of eternal life. This illustration originally appeared in the study "Eternity" with Francis Chan.
Megan shares how her career as a designer for Ralph Lauren in New York is really her mission field. She reflects the character of the Infinite Creator through exceptional design and she cares for her co-workers in the name of Christ.
When we see other believers working at churches or going into the mission field, it can leave us with this small temptation to diminish our own importance and value to God's kingdom. This dramatic illustration reminds us that ministry is not a job, but a way of life for every Christ follower.
Lacey grew up with an anxious fear to do everything right and please God. She struggled with comparison until she realized that following the rules did not make her a better person. Listen as she shares how she found freedom in repentance and community. This story can also be found in the “Perfect Love” Bible Study featuring Lisa Harper.