work as worship

Many people spend a great deal of time at work and yet they don't see how their work intersects with their faith.  One of our passions is helping people realize that there isn't a divide between the sacred and secular parts of our lives and that working with our God-given skills can be an act of worship.

We might spend 2 hours of our week at the church building or in small group. This kind of worship is biblical and vital rhythm in the life of a Christian.  But during the other 166 hours of our week, we have just as much potential to worship the God who created us.  Our time at church and small group should launch us out into the world-which includes the marketplace-prepared to take the hope of Jesus with us.

In order to communicate a complete and biblical picture of work and faith, we've defined 8 tenants of the Work as Worship message that inform all the content in this series.

  1. God designed work before the fall.
  2. We are all called on mission.
  3. The church is the people. . . not the building.
  4. Work impacts our perspective of God.
  5. God uses work to impact communities.
  6. All of life can be worship.
  7. We don't work to earn God's favor.
  8. Work as worship but don't worship work.

You can access this valuable online training material by clicking on the "Work as Worship" graphic.  You will need to use the username: and password: jaybird1 to access materials.

the gospel @ work

The Gospel at work helps Christians live extraordinary, gospel-centered lives in their workplaces.  Click here to access valuable articles, videos, books, and articles.

Most Christians spend half of their waking lives at work, but we've been taught very little about how to carry the truths of the gospel into our Monday to Friday life.  Because of this glaring disparity between practical need and lack of instruction, it is not uncommon for Christians to hold the wrong view of work.  They make an idol of work - finding their identity more in what they do than in their relationship with Christ, they prioritize the money, possessions and status their work can provide.  They are idol at work - concluding that work doesn't really matter, they settle for mediocrity and excuse poor attitudes and performance, believing non-ministry work to be of less value to God than their church-related activities.

Both of these mindsets - idolatry of work and idleness at work - are serious misunderstanding of how God intends Christians to think about their roles in the workplace.  In the Bible, God provides a better and more dynamic way to think about work: "Who we work for is more important than what we do".  This has profound implications for our lives at work.  This website will help you think biblically and live wisely in your workplace.