Many people spend far more time in the workplace than they do in the church. How do they represent Christ in this critical mission field? How do business leaders apply biblical principles to their leadership and interaction with others in the marketplace in such a way that Christ is glorified and men and women are born into the Kingdom of God? How does the church understand and support in meaningful ways this enormous but often over-looked mission opportunity? And how do we establish our practices and perspectives in the workplace upon a sound biblical and theological foundation. Kent Humphreys, former CEO of Fellowship of Companies for Christ (Christ@Work) and Dr. Gerry Breshears, Professor of Theology at Western Seminary, will share helpful insights that will help you be more effective in your workplace ministry.
To illustrate what it means to be a Christian making a difference in the Marketplace, Bill McLeod, founder of Mission ConneXion Northwest, interviews Bill Job who for many years has served as founder and president of Meixia International. He shares from his heart and from his experience what it has meant to serve Christ as a business leader in China. You will be encouraged and challenged as the Lord opens your eyes to new mission opportunities in business.
|Theology of Work||
With Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. What is God calling you to do? Is his calling only for pastors and “professional ministers” or is it something that applies to all of his people? Dr. Gerry Breshears, professor of systematic theology at Western Seminary, explores key questions such as who God is, what he has created people to be, how being the image of God affects the way we approach work, and what is the role of spiritual gifts in our job. This course will expand your vision of what work is all about, as you come to see yourself as God’s co-worker and representative. 10 sessions. Approximately 5 hours.
With Kent Humphreys. Using the mental picture of a shepherd caring for his sheep, Kent Humphreys likens the shepherd to a pastor and the congregation to sheep, into which a few horses (strong business leaders) have been let loose. It is hard to understand these horses, who are just as capable of causing chaos with their strength and of standing quietly off in a corner of the pasture by themselves. How is a pastor to understand and equip these potentially powerful creatures to be part of the “flock” and then to go out into their workplace to minister and influence it for God? The answer to that question is the focus of this book. Taking the example of how Jesus handled His “horses”, a simple plan is offered that can build bridges between pastors and workplace leaders, impacting both the church and the community. 10 sessions. Approximately 5 hours.
|Business as Mission||
In this three-session course, Bill McLeod, founder of Mission ConneXion Northwest, interviews Bill Job, founder and president of Meixia International, a thriving business in China. With the core conviction that eternal things are more important than temporal things, Bill describes how through his business programs hundreds of Meixia’s employees have become believers in Jesus Christ, churches have been planted and compassionate ministries have started, including a program to hire disabled workers from the local community. Approx. 1.5 hours.
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