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Does Faith Fit Into The World We Created?

Reprinted with permission from Convene Corporation. By Helen Mitchell Imagine with me for a minute. What if we lived in a world where all commerce stopped? There would be no electricity, no gas stations, no mass transportation, no cell service, no grocery stores or food distribution, no hospitals, schools, movie theaters or amusement parks. There […]

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Should I Talk About My Faith During a Job Interview?

This article was originally published on January 21, 2021 at the Thorns and Thistles section of the Gospel Coalition and appears here by permission. By Charlie Self I’m looking for a new job, and so I’ve been doing various interviews. I’m not sure how forthright to be about my faith. Do I leave it out […]

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What Being a Business Woman Taught Me about Ministry

by Svetlana Papazov – svetlanapapazov.com THESE DAYS I FIND MYSELF JUGGLING MUCH ON MY PLATE. I’m a wife, a mom, a business consultant for entrepreneurs and a church planter. But a church planter not of the conventional type. First, I’m a female. And if that isn’t enough to raise a brow or two, the church […]

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A Year of Working from Home

This article was originally published on February 9, 2021 in Common Good magazine at Made to Flourish. https://www.madetoflourish.org/resources/a-year-of-working-from-home By Hace Cargo Many at-home workers are hitting a point of fatigue they didn’t anticipate or might not even recognize yet. In just a few weeks, thousands of Americans who once commuted to an office almost every […]

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Leadership: Practice

Marketplace Missionaries Four ways to prepare believers on Sunday for their work on Monday. By Svetlana Papazov The excitement was palpable as pastors and marketplace leaders began filling our church for a one-day conference on whole-life discipleship and the value of work. The morning training focused on the redemptive mandate of every Christian in the […]

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Pastoring in the Age of Unemployment

The pastoral challenge is helping people rediscover their specific Kingdom purpose using their God-given gifts and abilities. By Jamé Bolds Earlier this year, I received a call from an exhausted physician who was laying off staff because patients were not showing up. That same day, I met with a distraught restaurant owner who asked me […]

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What if My Work is Becoming Obsolete?

By Travis Lowe “The nations shall see your righteousness, and all the kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will give.” Isaiah 2:2 (ESV) I sometimes wonder what the world’s greatest VCR repairman from the 1980s is doing today. I wonder where the factory […]

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Homeless with a Twist of a Homemade Lavender

by Svetlana Papazov I was visiting Southern California and heard of a coffee shop that offered uniquely crafted flavors and a faith and entrepreneurship story as touching as the fragrant petals sprinkled in their lattés. As a coffee lover I had to see the place. As a pastor I had to interview the church leaders […]

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A Revolution in Discipleship

by Charlie Self and Johan Mostert Pastors face a daunting task on a good day. In these rapidly changing times (and in light of a pandemic and social upheavals), making healthy disciples that will enable the local church to have a positive impact in the community requires courage, strength and wisdom. In this moment is […]

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