Pastoring Christians for the Workplace

What Makes Work “Christian”?

By J. D. Greear | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

Scripture teaches us how to serve God through our work, not just after work. Here are five features of what that looks like.

7 Things Pastors Should Teach Those in the Marketplace

By Lukas Naugle | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

The marketplace can seem dizzyingly diverse, yet it’s where many church members spend most of their time. What should pastors teach them?

Pastoring the Wrongly Ambitious

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

As Christians, we are called to be ambitious for Christ, yet many seem ambitious only for the things of this world. How can you pastor them?

Preaching to Women Who Work in the Home

By Bari Nichols | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

To care well for the women in your church who work in the home, remember their curse, their context, and their culture.

Wanted: Businesspeople for the Church

Pastor, Teach Your Businesspeople to Tend the Vine

By Sebastian Traeger | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

Pastors and businesspeople bring different gifts to bear for the body. One way pastors can help businesspeople thrive in church is by teaching them to disciple.

Businessperson, Help your Pastor Build Trellises

By Sebastian Traeger | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

It is easy for businesspeople in a church to feel misunderstood and underutilized. But this businessman advises, ask not what your church can do for you, but what you can do for your church.

What is Business as Missions?

9Marks | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

Business as missions is an old idea that’s opening new doors in international missions.

Resources on Work

9Marks | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.13.2013

A few practical resources for pastoring Christians for the workplace: A six-week Sunday School Class on Christians in the Workplace from Capitol Hill Baptist Church A five-week Sunday School Class on Money from Capitol Hill Baptist Church Audio and Video from the Gospel at Work Conference

Book Reviews on Work

Book Review: The Call, by Os Guiness

Review by Drew Bratcher | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.07.2013

To find work that perfectly fits our callings is not a right, but a blessing.

Book Review: God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life, by Gene Veith

Review by Benjamin Wright | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 02.22.2013

Pastors may find God at Work to be a useful tool as they translate theological language related to sanctification into laypeople’s vernacular.

Book Review: Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work, by Tom Nelson

Review by Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

This book is a helpful introduction to the subject of vocation in Christian theology.

Book Review: How the Church Fails Businesspeople, by John Knapp

Review by Nik Lingle | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

This book would be a good starting point for pastors wrestling with how to equip their people to live as disciples of Jesus around the clock.

Book Review: Work Matters: Lessons from Scripture, by R. Paul Stevens

Review by Brian Strider | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.07.2013

Stevens writes with years of experience and knowledge of Scripture, and though you might not agree with everything, there will be plenty to ponder about our gracious God.

Other Book Reviews

Book Review: Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City, by Tim Keller

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 02.12.2013

Center Church is Tim Keller’s magnum opus.

Book Review: Everyday Church, by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 02.25.2013

This book is instructive, encouraging, and convicting. I am happy to recommend it.

Book Review: Church Transfusion, by Neil Cole and Phil Helfer

Review by Todd Pruitt | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

I know the authors mean well, but the church does not need more doctrinal ambivalence and suspicion of preaching to carry on faithfully in the world.

Pastoring Singles

Spring 2017
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Healthy Churches around the World

Fall / Winter 2016
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Authority: God’s Good and Dangerous Gift

Summer/Fall 2016
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The Church Praying

Spring 2016
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Confessions, Covenants, and Constitutions: How to Organize Your Church

Winter 2016
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Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal

Fall 2015
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Multi-Ethnic Churches

Summer/Fall 2015
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Expositional Preaching

Spring 2015
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Complementarianism & the Local Church

Winter 2015
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Vanishing Church?

Fall 2014
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Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church

Summer 2014
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The Church Singing

May–June 2014
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Prosperity Gospel

January–February 2014
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Evangelism – Part 2

November–December 2013

Evangelism – Part 1

September–October 2013

Is Scripture Enough?

July–August 2013

Church and Churches

May—June 2013

Pastoring Christians for the Workplace

March—April 2013

Lay Elders: A User’s Guide—Part 2

Jan—Feb 2013

Lay Elders: A User’s Guide – Part 1

November—December 2012

Discipling in the Church

September—October 2012

Mercy Ministry in the Church

July—August 2012

Wanted: Apostolic Pastors

May—June 2012

The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion

March—April 2012

Don’t Be Too Cool for Sunday School

January—February 2012

Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How

November—December 2011
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The Pastor and his Staff, Part 2

September—October 2011

The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1

July—August 2011

Church Membership: Holding the Body Together

May—June 2011

Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes?

March—April 2011

Pastoral Moves

January—February 2011

Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church

November—December 2010

Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality

September—October 2010

Pastoring Women

July—August 2010

Deacons

May—June 2010

A New Evangelical Liberalism

January—February 2010

Church Discipline (Part 2)

November—December 2009

Church Discipline (Part 1)

September—October 2009

Missions

July—August 2009

Multi-site Churches

May—June 2009

Young Pastors

March–April 2009

Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors

January–February 2009

Counseling in the Church

November–December 2008

Family & Parenting

September–October 2008

Marriage & Pastor’s Wives

July—August 2008

Living As a Church

May–June 2008

Cooperation

March–April 2008

Corporate Prayer

January–February 2008

Church & Culture

November–December 2007

Race and Ethnicity

September—October 2007

The Gospel

July–August 2007

Preaching

May–June 2007

Elders (Part 2)

March–April 2007

Hospitality & Friendship

January 2007

Elders (Part 1)

February 2007

Biblical Theology

November–December 2006

The Church’s Mission

October 2006

The Emerging Church

September 2006

Miscellaneous Articles

December 1999