Workplace Ministry: Action Steps for the Local Church
- Friday, August 01, 2008
14. Ed Silvoso offers an Anointed for Business conference that also provides excellent teaching on what it means to transform the workplace for Christ.
Os Hillman teaches a one-day workshop entitled, Called to the Workplace that is designed to equip your workplace believers to see their work as a ministry.
15. Begin a small group ministry in the workplace. Priority Associates, Priority Insights, and Needles Eye Ministries are three ministries that have excellent resources and tips on how to host a successful small group in the workplace.
16. Read the most important books on the movement and make them available through your church bookstore. See each workplace ministry’s selection of products and books for examples.
17. Establish a SWAT team of intercessors from your church who are willing to go into businesses and pray for the leaders of those businesses. Their role is to go into different businesses to help discern issues in the business that may be hindering God’s blessing upon the business.
18. Place a workplace emphasis on your missions or outreach giving budget in order to focus your church in this area. You can also support workplace ministries of your choice that equip men and women in the workplace such as ICWM which services the entire movement.
19. Marketplace Network specializes in equipping the professionals and career minded in your church. They also provide a “How To Start A Marketplace Ministry in Your Church” kit that can help you get a start with bible studies and other resources designed at this audience.
20. Begin to teach and equip your people to see their work as a ministry through preaching, teaching and equipping. (see in the workplace.com for content on teaching, equipping and sermon messages)
21. Study successful church models that are operating based on these philosophies. (see His Church at Work & ICWM site for models of church based ministries)
22. Invite guest speakers on Sunday to address the faith and work issues to introduce them to the movement and their unique calling to their vocations.
24. Once a week spend a few hours with one member in his place of work for a few hours. Get a feel for the struggles and opportunities his workplace provides.
25. Teach a theology of work to your young people so they do not have to relearn God’s view of work.
26. Allow one or two people each week to stand up and share a brief testimony on how they experienced God’s presence in their workplace that week.
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