Just who is Follower of One for? Mike talks about who he meant Follower of One for in this video. Follower of One is a community of Christians who support and mobilize Christians in the marketplace, those who work everyday jobs outside of the church.Continue Reading...
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What is a Marketplace Mission Trip? I’m sure you’ve heard about people going on a mission trip before. But, when you think of going on a mission trip I’m sure you think of things like having to pack, taking off work, getting a passport, and then having to get on a plane and flying to some far off country? What if this isn’t in the cards for you or at least right now isn’t the best time for you to leave your family or take off work… don’t you think Jesus still wants you to share Him with others?Continue Reading...
Have you ever wondered if God wants your relationship with Him to make a difference in your workplace? How would we work if we knew God put us where we are on purpose? What would we do differently if we believed God intended for us to work for Him as we went about our daily activities?Continue Reading...
Eric’s workplace mission was clearly defined when he participated in his first Marketplace Mission trip. This unique opportunity was suggested by his boss, who asked him if he would like to join along with another coworker. Although he works as a consultant, he learned how his role serves as an opportunity to “be Jesus” in each workplace. Listen to this episode to hear how this unique mission trip has impacted him and those he works with.
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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.
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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A while back, I completed The Power of Starting Something Stupid by Richie Norton with Natalie Norton. As the authors state in the subtitle, starting something stupid is a great way to crush fear, make Continue Reading…
Are you the kind of person that believes that religion is like opinions… everyone has them, but the world’s a better place if we’d all keep ours to ourselves?
I’m not a fan of religion. I follow a person, Jesus, and try to conform my life to what his book says. Continue Reading…
Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation. Unknown