Work

Is the Future of Church Planting Bi-Vocational?

By J. D. Greear, M. McDaniel | 08.22.2014

So is bi-vocational “the future” of planting? The answer is yes, and no.

Book Review: Let It Go: Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven, by T.D. Jakes

Review by John Power | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.14.2014

What if someone with bad ideas is really good at describing people—their struggles, fears, and desires? Unfortunately, I’m afraid that’s the case with megachurch pastor T. D. Jakes.

The Gospel at Work

By G. Gilbert, M. Dever, S. Traeger | 01.06.2014

Why should Christians work? How can you trust God in the workplace? How can you avoid making an idol of work and being idle in work?

Evangelism in the Workplace

By Ashok Nachnani | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 2 | 10.25.2013

Counsel on workplace evangelism from someone whose faith is the fruit of workplace evangelism.

Book Review: Brothers, We Are Not Professionals, by John Piper

Review by Nathan Knight | 9Marks Journal: Church and Churches | 04.04.2013

This book will provide a laser-sharp vision for a young pastor just getting his feet wet in the ministry.

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 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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

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