Many Christians believe that only a few special Christians have callings. Ordained pastors, priests, and ministers have callings. So do missionaries. And perhaps people in obvious helping professions have callings, folks like doctors and nurses, perhaps teachers and youth workers. But most Christians, it seems, are just ordinary folk, people without a calling. Scripture tells … Read More
Recently, I had two separate conversations with friends who were in career crises. Each crisis was catalyzed by a sense of disillusionment with work—the feeling that the world had promised them something and was failing to make good on that promise. One friend, in her mid thirties, is in the midst of a corporate … Read More
How is Mark Roberts of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at the Fuller Seminary in Pasadena (Ca) helping Christians live out their faith every single moment? Find out in this episode of the iWork4Him podcast – and learn about YOUR calling. Click here to listen.
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(Excerpted from “Making Spiritual Sense of Money”) If the first step toward making spiritual meaning about money is to provide a language for being honest with God and with each other about the financial pressures each of us feels, the second step is to make some sense of work. Most adults spend their days working. … Read More
Leadership begins with listening. But our fears take us the other way. They tell us that leadership is about having something to say, about having followers, about having control. But our fears lie. Leadership begins with listening. Leadership begins with listening – listening to God. The Christian life begins when we listen to the generous … Read More
Originally published at Made to Flourish. These three phrases — reconciliation, economic wisdom, and the church — belong together. Why? Let’s begin with a definition of reconciliation. Brenda Salter McNeil’s book, Roadmap to Reconciliation: Moving Communities into Unity, Wholeness and Justice, helps us. McNeil, featured as one of the 50 most influential women to watch by Christianity … Read More
Faith and Work | Terry Looper On Discipleship in the Workplace, originally hosted on the Faith and Work series on FULLER Studios. Terry Looper, CEO and founder of Texon, reflects on workplace practices that help him life out his faith—including a test based on the fruits of the spirit. He is interviewed by Mark Roberts, executive director … Read More
I had the good fortune to work for a CEO who was an incredible leader. I count myself privileged to have worked for such an exceptional person. He had a vision for the direction of our organization and took timely, tangible steps to achieve that vision. My CEO understood the value of a strategic plan, … Read More
Max De Pree has been a defining mentor in my life. I first became aware of Max when I was a young administrator and he was Chairman of the Board at the institution where I worked. As I assumed leadership responsibilities, I was vulnerably aware of my lack of preparation. So I applied for a Kellogg … Read More