At first glance, one cannot help but read and think...
"What!? Of course we should be passionate about our jobs!"
It's how we do our best work, right?
Author Michaela O'Donnell Long shares her personal story with Relevant Magazine on how if she never took the quick jump into a side-startup, she would have never been able to go on the journey to discover her personals passions and have God shape her vocation. She would've lost the opportunity she gained and sat victim to idleness waiting for that "special call".
The Lord can use all types of experiences to shape our vocation - where our purpose and profession meet. Share yours in the comments below and click the button to read Michaela's full story.
The Great Commission is not only for the Mega Church.
Although there is encouragement in knowing that churches are able to share messages in the public eye, we can often focus effort and attention to those large congregations and neglect the smaller churches that are present in each of our communities.
Even though the resources in small churches are seemingly limited to those of their mega-church neighbors, that does not mean they are not impactful in mobilizing into missions. It all starts with being rooted in a biblical perspective of what missions really is.
Ed Stetzer published this article on Christianity Today to encourage and empower pastors and leaders of small churches to develop a strong mission and strategy for missions.
Read the full article, below and pass it along to your church leadership to start or continue to develop the missions strategy of your church.
If you're not being intentional here, how can you be intentional there?
I think we've all heard this statement when it comes to evangelism in our daily lives and looking to make disciples in another part of the world. We think it is safe to say that we can all improve in the area of being "intentional" to share the gospel where we honestly, spend most of our time: work.
But what does that mean? And how do we share the gospel without creating awkward exchanges and forcing the message?
I'm looking at taking a job overseas. Where do I start!?
The excitement of starting life in a new place can sometimes be overshadowed by the daunting logistics to get you there. Take everything one focused step at time by reading "15 Things You Need to Know About Working Abroad" by The Muse.
This articles breakdowns some of the major concepts and logistics to conquer at the start of your journey.