Thursday, August 30, 2012

Labor Day: Focusing on Work as Worship

Closing the gap between Sunday worship and Monday work is central to the mission of our Center for Faith and Work at LeTourneau University. Our goal is to help churches, small groups and individuals develop a biblical perspective on work. It is a vital part of our vision to reflect Jesus Christ in every workplace in every nation.

Our work matters to God. It's as simple as that.

Research shows that 93 percent of pastors say they want to help members of their congregations integrate their faith and work, but most of them realize they are not doing a good job of it.

Our executive director, Bill Peel, has done a commendable job of providing resources for churches and individuals to use to focus on work as worship for this coming Labor Day Sunday, in cooperation with The High Calling.

The Labor Day Sunday website provides free resources for churches to celebrate the gift of work. It provides video resources and sermon outlines for pastors on making Mondays meaningful, managing workplace anxiety, integrating faith and work in ways that can result in eternal value. These important messages deal with ways we can glorify God and serve others through our work and how our work is significant economically, morally, socially, relationally and even evangelistically.

These resources are available at the website here.

I hope you will take a few moments to personally visit the website and share it with the pastors at your churches. If you do, I believe you will be refreshed and blessed.