As people jump into their cars and head home after church on Sunday they will soon be showing up at work on Monday. Here’s the challenge:
Most Christians see little or no spiritual purpose for their work and Switch God OFF by the time they get to work on Monday. Research shows that most live a compartmentalized faith content to unplug and coast through a spiritually neutral work week. Between Sundays, the people you know and love within your congregation have a growing discontent and feeling of disorientation. They desire relevance and direct application that holds up in the “real world” only to experience a recurring gap between the spiritual high of Sunday and the low of Monday morning. What can you do as a church? Let’s find out!
If you were to plot a map of your city and pinpoint the workplaces of your members, you’d quickly realize that your church has a significant presence in your community – an amazing opportunity for impact and transformation.
Unfortunately, our 15 years of research shows that most of these same people feel walled off and disconnected from the church at the very point of their greatest opportunity for impact: their work. Most are trying to bridge the gap between the faith lessons heard Sunday morning and the faith walk that awaits them on Monday morning. It’s time to help them make The Monday Switch!
CHURCH SOLUTION FRAMEWORK
Q. How Can Our Church Do This?
A. Your church already contains amazing potential for work impact through your people. That potential has to be nurtured and equipped. A church must envision and engage work ministry efforts over time. It’s possible to seamlessly weave practical faith-work solutions into the existing ministries of your church. From over a decade of church coaching and implementation we have developed and tested a church solution framework that has proven successful. Integrated with a solid theology of work, this flexible framework along with our best practices and resources can translate biblical truth for people’s work lives into intentional and measurable action for your church. CLICK HERE TO VIEW
CHURCH NEXT STEPS
In partnership with the organization of WorkLife, Dr. Mark Walker completed his doctoral dissertation showing clear evidence that churches benefited greatly from a consistent and effective work ministry to their people. WorkLife provided data and church partners for this study – most of which were using our strategic church framework as a ministry model. 15 years of experience along with our creative and practical ministry resources will enhance both the faith walk of your members and their well-being at work.
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The Effects of Mondays on Workers
Think about this – most of Jesus’ parables had a workplace context. Most of His public ministry took place in a marketplace setting. The work lives of the common fisherman, farmer, merchant and tax-collector are how Jesus framed much of his teaching. The same can be true of your church today. Work is a key spiritual formation environment for individuals. The sum total of the WorkLife influence of your congregation represents a significant opportunity to grow your church, reclaim influence in your community and extend the impact of all the other ministries you currently offer.