Church Employment Articles

  • What is God Calling You to Do?

    by Daniel Ryan Day
    I walked upstairs into what felt like a cold cafeteria. The floor was made of tile, the walls were painted white, and the room felt sanitized. Come to think of it, it kind of smelled sanitized. I guess they had just cleaned it. I was seventeen years old, and this was my first trip back to the old youth room in my church. I had forgotten how cold that room could get, and now, without the coke machine, traffic light and movie posters, it seemed colder. That ...   Read More
  • 3 Ways to Maintain Balance

    by Johny Garner
    Sabbath in the 21st Century Workplace Growing up, my dad left the house at 7:45 every morning on his way to work as an engineer. He took a lunch break at noon, sometimes coming home to eat lunch or sometimes grabbing a bite at a café. At 5:00, he left the office and was usually home around 5:15. I can probably count on my fingers the number of times he worked in the evenings or on weekends. Whatever was going on, work was generally confined ...   Read More
  • 3 Keys to Decision-Making

    by Angie Ryg
    “I should’ve signed up to help with junior high Sunday school!” I whined to my husband. I had just heard about some new girls who were coming to the church, and I thought it would be great to connect with their families and welcome them. My husband wisely reminded me that our schedule was already crazy, and that we wanted to take some weekend trips to the cabin. But which is better? Missing out on serving in church and being part ...   Read More
  • Making the Wisest Use of Our Time

    by Paul Tautges
    Every week, each of us has 168 hours. If we were to try to account for those hours, we may allocate about 56 hours to sleep and 40-60 hours for employment, including commutes. That leaves 50-70 hours/week for shopping, education, family, church, and household responsibilities. Once all of that is factored into the equation, the Wall Street Journal recently concluded the average American still has 5 hours and 13 minutes a day for leisure activities. ...   Read More
  • Faith in the Workplace

    by Ronnie Floyd
    One of the greatest opportunities afforded to followers of Jesus Christ in America is the ability to live out our faith in the workplace. At least 140 million Americans regularly enter the workplace. What it Means to Live Out Your Faith in the Workplace Living out your faith in the workplace involves integrating your faith in Christ into every decision of your life, including the workplace. Taking your faith into the workplace also means you seek ...   Read More
  • 7 Things Which Have Brought Me Personal Success

    by Ron Edmondson
    I get asked frequently by young leaders what would I attribute most to my success in business, ministry or life. Great question. I love people who think. It takes intentionality to achieve much of the success we do in life. My first thought when I am asked, however, is usually “What success?”. When I look back at my life, in many ways, I see a life scarred with personal failures and setbacks. But, over the years I have learned ...   Read More
  • 3 Practices to Protect You from Premature Aging Related to Job Stress

    by Michael Lee Stallard
    On Christmas day in 1984, Carol Grieder, Ph.D., then a graduate student in the University of California, Berkley lab of Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D., stopped by the lab, curious to see the results of an experiment that had taken place several days earlier. Eight months of research and variations of experiments had led her to this point. There, in an image on x-ray film, was evidence that an enzyme existed that helped protect people from premature cellular ...   Read More
  • The Christ-Centered Employee

    by Paul Tautges
    Viewing work from a truly Christian perspective requires that we build our thinking upon four foundation stones. A biblical theology of work rests upon the following: God was the first worker. The very first sentence of the Bible makes this clear. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth (Gen. 1:1). In the creation of the universe, God set the example of working six days and resting one. Soon after being born again in the early ...   Read More
  • 10 Problems with Doing the Best You Know How To Do

    by Ron Edmondson
    Years ago in a company we owned, there was a young man who worked for me who had tremendous potential. I believed in him so much I personally invested in him and paid special attention to him. I thought his future with our company was worth the extra time. Sadly, he never measured up to my expectations and we ended up having to part ways. Every time I would meet with him to “encourage” him, he would say the same thing. “I’m ...   Read More
  • The Best Place to Look for God's Calling

    by Nicholas Cappas
    Last week I sat with the guys around the bonfire eating barbecue and having a conversation about ambition and humility. We shared our stories and our struggles. We ate smoked pork and brisket. We heard songs from a hopeful country music list playing in the background on a not so wintry Georgia night. Our conversation touched on issues relating to how we can best live out our calling. Real people, real lives. And none of us – not even one of ...   Read More