Blog author: crobertson
Monday, August 22, 2011
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Do you view the work you do each day as worship, or is it something you do to pass the time or merely collect a paycheck? Remember work is not only the actions you perform to obtain a pay check, but includes any action “people do to earn a living.” Signs indicate that evangelical practice is entrapped in a dangerous snare of limitation and complacence. By placing almost sole emphasis on Bible study, worship attendance, and giving/tithing — the churchly aspects of discipleship — churches have in effect diminished the importance of everyday, temporal Christian living. Time spent in the workplace and at home with one’s family is subordinated to Sabbath Day activities. However, man is not intended for part-time discipleship, but for a devoted life of constant service to Christ and neighbor.

Lester DeKoster in his excellent book titled Work: The Meaning of Your Life says, “Work is the from in which we make ourselves useful to others.” God has created us to work and worship. Additionally, it is His will for our whole-life to be used to further His Kingdom in this world, not simply what we do in Church on Sunday morning. Whole-life discipleship is something very important to the work we are doing and we promote it through one-day conferences, outreach, church kits, and a new worldview video curriculum being developed.

Take a look at this video, which talks about how — for so many of us — our mission is in the marketplace.


  • Kathy Durling

    Is it possible to get a copy of this video on DVD to show to our residents in our year long drug rehabilitation program? 

  • http://twitter.com/JustinForman JustinForman

    Hey guys, thanks for sharing the link to our video. We’re offering this as a FREE download for a period of time. You can find the link here: http://www.rightnowconferences.org/work/promote.html.
     
    Thanks for helping spread the word. Hope to see many of you guys at the conference here in Dallas.
     
    Justin Forman

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joel-Madson/1188219014 Joel Madson

    Great message in this short video!