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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.
Take just a moment and try to imagine your ideal occupation. If salary, practicality, and training weren't factors, what would you like to spend at least 40 hours a week doing? At the very core of your being, what are you interested in? What is your true passion? Travel? Art? Adventure? God knows what you're passionate about, more than you ever will. He is fully aware of what makes you tick and he is intimately familiar with your...
Many Christians—from the CEO to the teacher to the stay-at-home mom—spend a great deal of time working and yet do not realize how their work intersects with their faith. They compartmentalize their faith to Sunday morning and see the rest of their week as having little to do with their walk with God. Scripture, however, makes no division between the sacred and secular parts of our lives. God gives us our work,...
Your company and your future work at your new company is God's plan to change the world. The integration of faith and work is by far the most strategic way to reach the world in order to fulfill the great commission. In fact, 32 million people with an average circle of 250 people could reach 8 billion people with the love and good news of Jesus Christ every year. In his work Every Good Endeavor, Tim Keller lays out God's plan for work,...