Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Your Job, Your Ministry

Kruse quotes Jordan Ballor on work:
Even so, whether it is giving someone something to eat or drink, something to wear or somewhere to live, or any of the other myriad ways we serve one another in daily life, all legitimate forms of serving others, whether paid in wages or not, are valid ways to serve Christ. The key to this perspective, writes DeKoster, is to understand that our daily work is “the form in which we make ourselves useful to others, and thus to God.”
Yet how many of us view our work as simply a means to a paycheck? And there in lies the problem.

I had a conversation with a friend not to long ago about the death of customer service. So much of it is becasue the average customer service employee is not trained they are programmed. Why do companies feel the need to write scripts for customer service rather than enable people to serve? Much has to do with the fact that few people actually do serve. Few people come to their jobs anymore with an attitude of service.

In a time of job scarcity, it seems to me that Christians should be more employable than others because we are supposed to be servants. And if we are not, what are we doing wrong?

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