The Workplace presents an awesome opportunity for Christians to fulfill their special call from Jesus Christ. That call is the Great Commission.

And Jesus came and spoke to them saying, “All authority has been given to me in Heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age,” (Matthew 28:18-28).

Jesus has charged all believers to spread the “Good News”, and make disciples all over the world! We are called to go whether it is next door, down the street, or in another country. It is not an option but a command to all who call Jesus Lord.

If we are called to go everywhere to make disciples, why do we seem to neglect the mission field of the workplace? Why do we seem to “fall” into the culture of the world of workplace drama? Why do we fear sharing the gospel to fellow workers? Why do we readily lose our “religion” in retaliation, instead of demonstrating our faith in God by loving our neighbors, regardless of circumstance? Is it that “too many” have given the Gospel a bad reputation by their crude insensitive approach to evangelism? Is it that many of us are preaching but not backing the talk with the walk?

Our work is a Ministry through our gifts and calling.

“And he himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers. 12 for the equipping of the Saints for the work of Ministry for edifying the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of faith and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. 14 that we should no longer be children tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the trickery of men in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but speaking the truth in love may grow up into all things into him who is the head – Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does it’s share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love (Eph. 4:11-18 NKJV).

The work of ministry as described in verse 13 reminds us that spiritual service is required of every Christian. All that we do, including our work is a ministry unto the Lord.

“Let every detail in your lives, words, actions, whatever, be done in the name of the Master, Jesus thanking God the Father every step of the way (Col. 3:17 Message).

Jesus’ ministry could be categorized as a “workplace ministry”. Of his 132 public appearances in the New Testament, 122 were in the marketplace. Of the 52 parables Jesus told, 45 had a workplace context. Of 40 divine interventions in Acts, 39 were in the marketplace/workplace.

Jesus modeled here on earth how we as Christians should live. All of our actions should be geared toward glorifying God and fulfilling the purpose for which he has created us. As ambassadors of Christ our Christ, our light should shine bright even in the darkest setting (including the workplace).

We are all apostles (those who have been sent) who have the responsibility and authority to share with others about the “good news” and what Christ has done in our lives. To be effective in our evangelism our lives must also demonstrate our commitment to Christ through how we live on a daily basis.

“Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and the authority as apostles to Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name (Romans 1:5 Life Application)

The Workplace Ministry exists because:

The Lord is calling for laborers to harvest the mission field of the workplace. It is imperative that the “laborers” know the theology of work for the harvest to be plentiful. The Doctrine of vocation is a divine calling or responsibility to apply the dominion (Creation) mandate every day in our lives.

Common labor becomes worship not only when we understand it’s sacredness, but embrace it and consecrate our labor to God’s glory
All vocations are created for man to apply the creation mandate on a daily basis.

The Doctrine of vocation explains how our vocation fits into God’s plan for development of civilization and turns “just another day at work” into a God glorifying experience.

Our vocation is the means by which God uses people to normally govern and care for His creation.

Without a theology of work we cannot form a Biblical worldview. George Barna, in a 2003 survey found that only 9% of born-again Christians hold a Biblical worldview. If that is true, how can we expect to see culture impacted for Jesus Christ?

We are here to assist you to answer your call in the workplace.