Partners

US National Workplace Ministry Partners

 

The mission of 4word is to connect, lead, and support women in the workplace to achieve their God-given potential. Women in the workplace will see their faith as their foundation, their relationships as their priority, and their work as the place where God has divinely gifted them to serve, so they may impact the world eternally.

 

As the Internet's largest Christian website, Bible Gateway seeks to equip people to read and understand the Bible, wherever they are. Celebrating more than 20 years online, Bible Gateway offers free access to the Bible in more than 200 different translations and more than 70 languages. Bible Gateway's website and app are visited by more than 18 million unique users per month. The company is part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc.

 

A leading resource for Christian goods, Christian Book Distributors provides an enormous selection at excellent value. Christian Book Distributors hosts the e-commerce store for the Theology of Work Project.

 

The CBMC Leadership Institute provides a confidential peer to peer environment where faith and leadership intersect. It is a whole life leadership approach, encompassing the multiple roles and responsibilities leaders maintain with their business, family and greater community.

 

Centered creates videos that capture the stories and life lessons of Jesus-centered leaders who are living out the life of Jesus in their everyday of work. These videos inspire and equip others to do the same.

 

Christianity Today produces Redeeming Work, a series of events which explores the latest research and biblical scholarship on faith and work, as well as how to recapture a theology of vocation in today's church.

 

The mission of Corporate Chaplains of America is to build caring relationships with the hope of gaining permission to share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ in a non-threatening manner. With approximately 250,000 employees and family members under chaplain care, Corporate Chaplains of America is seasoned and proven in integrating care into all kinds of workplace environments.

 

Faithlife uses technology to equip the church to grow in the light of the Bible. Faithlife's Logos Bible Software publishes the TOW Bible Commentary as a downloadable product.

 

The mission of the The H. E. Butt Family Foundation is the renewal of society through the renewal of the Church; Church renewal through the renewal of the family; and family renewal through renewed individuals. The core purpose of each HEBFF program is to create opportunities for people to encounter God for the transformation of daily life, work, and our world.

 

Hendrickson Publishers has a strong history of producing outstanding academic, trade, and reference books at a reasonable price.  Hendrickson Publishers distributes the print form of the TOW Bible Commentary and The Bible and Your Work Study Series.

 

InterVarsity Graduate & Faculty Ministry serves graduate students and faculty at US universities and colleges.  InterVarsity MBA Ministry develops communities of high impact leaders who transform their schools, their business communities, and our world at large to flourish in the name of Jesus Christ.

 

 

Made to Flourish equips pastors with the resources and relationships needed to help people connect their faith with their life's work.

 

Made to Matter publishes devotionals, free bible studies, and daily scripture readings that teach people working in and out of the home that the Bible is a practical and understandable guide to all aspects of life.

 

For 38 years the National Center for the Laity has been helping lay Catholics respond to the Second Vatican Council's call to them to change the world through their daily activities and regular responsibilities.

 

The mission of the National Faith & Work Association is to build, nurture, and sustain a broad, inclusive network of Christian ministries, churches, organizations, companies and individuals in the US dedicated to impacting the workplace and marketplace to the glory of God.

 

Our Daily Bread Ministries distributes more than 60 million resources in 150 countries worldwide to make the life-changing wisdom of the Bible understandable and accessible to all. Discover the Word is an audio production of Our Daily Bread Ministries.

 

 

The Redeemer Center for Faith and Work exists to explore and investigate the gospel’s unique power to renew hearts, communities, and the world, in and through our day-to-day work.

 

Re:source Global is inspiring and equipping a growing network of workplace Christians all around the world to fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandment through their daily work, through conferences, workshops, and discipleship cohorts. Re:source Global is developing the [email protected] Course, providing the local church with a workshop-based curriculum to inspire and equip their congregants for discipleship in the work context.

 

RightNow Media @ Work is like the "Netflix of Video Studies and Leadership Development" for Christian-owned businesses. With over 5,000 training videos, bible studies, conference sessions, and kids videos, business owners are able to equip every employee and their families with access to help them care for their team, develop leaders and connect their faith and work.

 

Small Business School, a weekly, half-hour television series on PBS-TV throughout the USA and Voice of America-TV around the world (1994-2012), focused on people who were loved in their communities for their generosity of spirit and respected in their industry for their leadership and mentoring. Hattie Bryant and Bruce Camber, the founders, continue their work to understand how these people are living fully all the way to the end. There is so much more on the show's website.

 

The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty is named after the great English historian, Lord John Acton (1834-1902). He is best known for his famous remark: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Inspired by his work on the relation between liberty and morality, the Acton Institute seeks to articulate a vision of society that is both free and virtuous, the end of which is human flourishing.

 

The purpose of The Faith and Work Summit is to gather active participants and leaders in the [email protected] Movement from every industry sector to learn from each other and work together to extend Christ's transforming presence in workplaces around the world.

 

The Grace and Mercy Foundation believes in supporting those who are under-served, especially the poor and marginalized, by investing in organizations and equipping leaders with resources they need to thrive.

 

The Kern Family Foundation enriches American lives by promoting the value of work, developing the formation of good character, increasing educational achievement, and instilling an entrepreneurial mindset. The Foundation intentionally focuses on systemic change, rather than charity, by funding broad impact, long-term programs.

 

 

Vocational Stewardship .org offers resources to learn ways you can steward your talents to advance God's Kingdom.

 

YouVersion is a simple, ad-free Bible for phone, tablet, and computer that brings God's Word into anyone's daily life.

 

International Workplace Ministry Partners

Ethos is the EA Centre for Christianity and Society, combining two Australian national Christian organisations: Zadok Institute for Christianity and Society and the Australian Evangelical Alliance’s Department of Public Theology. Ethos goes beyond an ethics of dilemmas, decisions and doing to one of character, culture and community, centred in Jesus Christ, equipping Christians for their public and professional lives.

 

Faith at Work of New Zealand developed out of research exploring the Christian concept of vocation, the theology of work, and contemporary approaches for equipping and supporting Christians for life in their places of work.

 

The Lausanne Marketplace Ministry assists the church in equipping the scattered people of God for the advancement of God’s kingdom in and through the world of work, by means of: thought leadership, strategic direction, educational and formational initiatives, resource development, and global, regional, and local partnerships.

 

The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity serves Christians with biblical frameworks, practical resources, training and models so that they flourish as followers of Jesus and grow as whole-life disciple-making communities. LICC believes the UK will be transformed when the church envisions and equips ordinary people to make a difference wherever they are.

 

TheWorkZone is a weekly audio show streaming live from Pietermaritzburg. Join Clint Le Bruyns and #TheWorkZone crew to discuss issues of work, society, and faith.

 

Partners in Academia

The Bethel Seminary's Work with Purpose initiative exists to help the church come to an integrated, kingdom vision of work, vocation, and economics, by hosting reading groups, student idea grants, faculty idea grants, and seminary courses at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN.

 

Biola University Talbot School of Theology is a theologically conservative, evangelical seminary in Southern California. With over a 60-year heritage of biblical fidelity, the seminary couples solid evangelical scholarship with intentional character development to prepare students for a lifetime of relevant, effective ministry.

 

The Max De Pree Center for Leadership of Fuller Seminary engages Christians in the church & marketplace to flourish in life & leadership through the integration of faith & work.

 

The mission of the Mockler Center for Faith & Ethics in the Workplace at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary is to explore and promote biblical Christian ethics, values, and insights for today's workplaces -- and to bring helpful insights and experiences from workplace laity to the church and its leadership. The Mockler Center pursues this mission through seminars and conferences and through seminary courses and programs.

 

The school of theology at Laidlaw College in New Zealand offers a range of programmes from certificate to postgraduate level - rich in practical experience and in-depth knowledge designed to equip students with a faith as intelligent as it is courageous.

 

LeTourneau University established the Center for Faith & Work to revolutionize the way Christians think about work and to help them experience Christ's transforming presence and power in every workplace in every nation. The Center for Faith & Work revolutionizes the way people see their work: 1) In Workplaces through live workshops and online resources that inspire and arm Christians with wisdom to live out their faith at work. 2) In Churches through proven resources that help pastors equip and deploy Christians to their workplace mission field and extend God's kingdom influence. 3) On Campus through exceptional co-curricular programs that help students define their calling and develop a vision for serving Christ in their work.

 

The Center for Integrity in Business at Seattle Pacific University tackles head-on the real-life challenges faced by business leaders. Drawing on theological and management scholarship, we seek transformation by creating tools, resources, and learning communities that enable businesspeople to lead with greater integrity for shaping a more just and flourishing world. Our online magazine Ethix provides illustrations of business ethics challenges through positive examples of best practices and exemplary leadership.

 

The Work and Faith Collection at the Seattle Pacific University Library explores the theological and practical application of the intersection of the Christian faith in the workplace.  Comprised of over 1600 books, DVDs, and pamphlets, the collection covers topics such as Christian ethics as it relates to business and professional life, the theology of work, vocation and calling, faith economics and business, and faith and the professions. The core of the collection was originally owned by Pete Hammond, who was vice-president-at-large for InterVarsity. A fund for further development of the collection was endowed to honor the lives of Pete and Shirley Hammond and their service as champions for the ministry-in-daily-life movement.

 

The Oikonomia Network is a learning community of theological educators and evangelical seminaries helping pastors equip people for whole-life discipleship, fruitful work and economic wisdom. Its name is derived from the Greek term used in the New Testament to refer to discipleship responsibilities ("stewardship") and also the management of business and the city's public treasury ("economics"). This name embodies the conviction that discipleship to Christ leads us to value human flourishing and work to serve the common good of all our communities. The network affects classes with attendance of over 4,000 students and extracurricular activities with attendance of over 16,000 students annually (learn more about what our partner schools are doing to transform theological education).

 

The vision of the Theology and Development Programme is the increased capacity of Christian leadership in Africa to reflect on and be engaged in social transformation for the public good. The Theology and Development Programme is located within the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) on the Pietermaritzburg campus. Established in the mid-1990s, it offers an exciting Postgraduate programme that draws students from around the world, but especially throughout the African continent, to reflect on issues of social transformation from a Christian theological perspective.

 

Opus: The Art of Work is a program at Wheaton College addressing issues related to how Christians view and interact with their work. Opus works toward a day when Christians have discovered the power of work to give glimpses of God's kingdom in a confused world and to serve as an essential part of an overall witness to the goodness of God. Opus finds its energy and direction in the belief that a Christian liberal arts education is the best preparation possible for all manner of callings across the career spectrum. We rejoice in our responsibility and privilege to help students mature and progress in how God would call them into the workplace, whatever form that takes.

 

Partners in Local Communities

At Work On Purpose

Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, At Work on Purpose is the largest city-wide marketplace ministry in the U.S. The ministry guides working Christians, the local church, and ministry networks to mobilize the work world for Christ. Services include equipping in faith at work, connections to Christian communities in the workplace, and marketplace leadership for city reaching initiatives.

 

 

The Center for Faith at Work is a group of regular people—just like you—who know firsthand the rewards and challenges of living out our faith at work – in our values, in our work ethic and in our interpersonal relationships. We inspire each other through monthly meetings and annual conferences at at Christ Church, in East Greenwich, RI. We equip small groups with practical techniques to dive deeper. And we offer through our website a broad array of resources to guide and encourage.

 

Denver Institute for Faith & Work is an educational nonprofit based in Denver, Colorado, offering theological education on issues of work, calling and culture. Our goal is to provide a deeper understanding of our work and professions in light of the Christian faith, and to use that knowledge to better serve our organizations, communities and professions. To this end we run a rigorous and selective leadership program for full-time professionals in Denver, events and forums, vocation groups, and partnerships with local churches.

 

Flourish San Diego believes that the kind of discipleship that will lead people to follow Jesus into his work of renewing and restoring humanity and creation is one that must embrace a robust understanding of calling, vocation, and work.  Toward this end, Flourish San Diego works to catalyze a network of churches, called The Flourish San Diego Collective, in San Diego that can continually learn and collaborate in the kingdom work of renewing culture and flourishing our city.  Through the Flourish Collective Academy, they are developing the missiological chops, the theological conviction, and the pastoral practices to lead congregations that seek the common good of the city.

KIROS is an organization that equips Christian business people in making a deeper connection between faith and work. Our goal is transformation in our business communities. Join us at our monthly breakfast meetings, small groups, and other places of connection in Seattle, Bellevue, and Tacoma.

 

Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation has been working for more than 35 years to impact thousands of leaders and hundreds of organizations to seek the peace and prosperity of the city.