Archives For Faith

While I love the topic of Leadership, there is One I follow. Posts in this section are about how my passion to follow Jesus more closely affects my life and legacy.

We have to take the first step as though there were no God. It is no use to wait for God to help us, He will not; but immediately we arise we find He is there.

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Time for Me to Act

February 18, 2017 — Leave a comment

There comes a time when you just need to act. For quite a while, I’ve been challenged by a disconnect I perceive between my own faith and how I live my life. It’s time for a change.

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Breaking News

July 10, 2016

Recent shootings in the US involving black people, minorities, and police have prompted many to comment, demonstrate and react. As an American, a voter and as a Christ-follower, I’m forced to consider my thoughts and actions too.

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Living My Faith

June 22, 2016

What does it take to daily live as a follower of Jesus? Is there any way we can allow our faith to be part of our daily life, or do we need to keep our faith at home?

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Receive to Ship

April 27, 2016

Why does God give us things? What is the purpose of receiving from God? Is God in the business of giving us stuff (experiences, or possessions) so we can have them?

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Do you think the average Christian is “on-mission” with Jesus in the workplace? We asked a separate set of questions to Christians who worked for a church or para-church organization. Find out more about how they answered the question.

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Follower Of One

March 10, 2016

Do leaders ever follow? Is there anyone you follow? A while back, I realized I’m a follower of this one person…

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Survey Results Part 2

March 8, 2016

Part 2 of our thoughts on the 2015 survey asking people about their experiences with the Christian faith in the Workplace.

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Survey Results Part 1

March 5, 2016

We ran a poll on this website for 5 months, from January 1, 2015 to May 31, 2015.  Please accept my apologies for the delay reporting the results.

We had 591 completed responses and 259 incomplete responses.  Of the 591 responses, Continue Reading…

Survey Drawing Winner

July 19, 2015

Well, the Faith in the Workplace survey is complete. We closed the polling May 31.  Thank you very much for taking the survey.  We used Polldaddy, which is the polling service built into WordPress.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be evaluating the responses. We had 591 complete surveys taken.  Another 259 were not completed (30%). Of the completed surveys, 517 people offered to allow us to ask some follow up questions and we’ve already talked or emailed with about a dozen.  We plan to reach out to some other people in the next month or so.

I’m grateful and amazed. To everyone who took the survey, thank you very much.  Of the completed surveys, 90% or 534 people self-identified as Christian by answering “yes” to the question, “Do you consider yourself a Christian?” Another 50 people answered “no” to the same question, while 4 answered “I’d rather not say,” and 3 answered “I’m not sure.”  Of those identifying as Christian, 43 people said they were employed full-time by a church or para-church organization.

Many people questioned the survey. My goal was to get answers from those 3 groups of people: Christians who worked for an organization directly involved in the faith, Christians who did other, non-faith-related work, and non-Christians.  The questions for each group were different, and several people asked why.  The reason was we were looking for different information from each of the groups.  For the non-Christians, we wanted to know about their perceptions of Christians with whom they have had a personal interaction.  For the Christians in the secular workplace, we wanted to understand their attitudes about how they live and share their faith in their everyday lives. And for the Christians who work for a church, we wanted to get their perceptions of those Christians who do not work for the church.

In the end, we are extremely pleased and grateful for the results.  We got a variety of responses, but some themes cross all the groups.  For example, I still have some analysis to do, but the overwhelming majority of respondents mention something about the need for Christians to wait to be asked before talking about their faith.  Most also feel Christians shouldn’t assume they’re right and everyone else is wrong.  I’ll be evaluating the results for a few weeks and will have more to say on the blog and in what I hope becomes a book very soon.  In the end, since this was my first survey, I have learned much and expect to learn a lot more as I analyze, interview and write.  Again, thank you for your interest and participation.

33088386_sA total of 357 people entered the drawing.  The winner was Rita Pauley.  Her name was selected randomly and she received a $100 Amazon gift card. Congratulations to Rita!

Do you have any other thoughts about my idea or the survey?  Please feel free to share below.  This is part of a project to write about how Christians can be more relevant in the world today without being a pain in the you-know-what. We (yes, I’m a Christ-follower) can and should live our faith individually, responsibly and in a way that serves our friends and community rather than ignoring or offending them.  As always, your thoughts are welcome. Thanks again.

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