The Marketplace Annotated Bibliography

Author: Pete Hammond
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 145873210X
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Every workday millions of Christians enter the marketplace. Whether as sales associates or engineers, auto mechanics or executives, Christians are called to serve God in the workplace. But most need help integrating faith and work. How can you be salt and light on the job? Where can you turn for help in developing a biblical and satisfying view of work? The Marketplace Annotated Bibliography is the largest and most complete resource for putting work in its proper Christian perspective. Pete Hammond, R. Paul Stevens and Todd Svanoe provide annotated reviews of hundreds of books on topics such as career guidance, leisure, termination and layoffs, business ethics, time and financial management, critical issues in the workplace, evangelism and much more! They also include a historical survey of the marketplace-faith movement and more than a dozen thematic indexes.Pastors, vocational counselors, professors and laypeople alike will find this book a unique and valuable resource.

Business as Mission

Author: C. Neal Johnson
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830869473
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Business as mission (BAM) is a mission strategy whose time has come. As global economics become increasingly interconnected, Christian business people and entrepreneurs have unanticipated opportunities to build kingdom-strategic business ventures. But Christian companies and business leaders do not automatically accomplish missional purposes. BAM requires mastery of both the world of business and the world of missions, merging and contextualizing both into something significantly different than either alone. C. Neal Johnson offers the first comprehensive guide to business as mission for practitioners. He provides conceptual foundations for understanding BAM's unique place in global mission and prerequisites for engaging in it. Then he offers practical resources for how to do BAM, including strategic planning and step-by-step operational implementation. Drawing on a wide variety of BAM models, Johnson works through details of both mission and business realities, with an eye to such issues as management, sustainability and accountability. Business as mission is a movement with enormous potential. This book breaks new ground in how faith and work intersect and are lived out in crosscultural contexts, where job creation and community transformation go hand in hand. Come, participate in what may well be one of the most strategic mission paradigms of the 21st century.

How the Church Fails Businesspeople And What Can Be Done About It

Author: John C. Knapp
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802863698
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Why do so many Christians struggle to relate their faith to their daily work? In this book John C. Knapp argues that the church's ambiguous teachings about vocation, money, and business have long contributed to Christians' uncertainty about discipleship in the workplace. Drawing on his own expertise in business ethics and numerous interviews with Christians in diverse occupations, Knapp offers a new theological framework for Christian life in the world of business.

God at Work

Author: David W. Miller
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198042983
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What was once taboo - faith at work - is increasingly accepted in corporate America. From secretaries to CEOs, growing numbers of businesspeople today want to bring their faith to work. Yet they wrestle with how to do this effectively and appropriately in a pluralistic corporate setting. For help they turn not to their clergy, but to their peers and to a burgeoning cottage industry on spirituality at work. They attend conferences and seminars, participate in Bible study and prayer groups, and read books, blogs, and eNewsletters. They see their faith as a resource for ethical guidance and to help find meaning and purpose in their work. In God at Work, David W. Miller looks at how this Faith at Work movement developed and considers its potential value for business and society. Done well, the integration of faith and work has positive implications at the personal level, as well as for corporate ethics and the broader economic sphere. At the same time, increasing expressions of religion and spiritual practices at work also present the threat of divisiveness and discrimination. Drawing on the insights of theological ethics as well as the sociology of religion, Miller analyzes the history of the modern day Faith at Work movement from its roots in the late 19th century to its modern formulation and trajectory. He examines the diversity of its members and modes of expression, and constructs a new framework for understanding, interpreting, and critiquing the movement and its future. Miller concludes that workers and professionals have a deep and lasting desire to live a holistic life, to integrate the claims of their faith with the demands of their work. He documents the surprising abdication of this field by church and theological academy and its embrace, ironically, by the management academy. Offering compelling new evidence of the depth and breadth of spirituality at work, Miller concludes that faith at work is a bona fide social movement and here to stay. He establishes the importance of this movement, identifies the possibilities and problems, and points toward future research questions. God at Work is essential reading for business scholars and leaders, theologians and clergy, and anyone interested in the integration of faith and work.

The Incomparable Christ

Author: John Stott
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 083083222X
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From four distinct perspectives--original, ecclesiastical, influential and eternal, John Stott offers an introduction to help you understand Jesus and his ministry.

American Reference Books Annual

Author: Libraries Unlimited
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781591580560
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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

Kingdom Calling

Author: Amy L. Sherman
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830869558
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A 2013 Christianity Today Book Award winner Imagine the scenarios: a CEO successfully negotiates a corporate merger, avoiding hundreds of layoffs in the process an artist completes a mosaic for public display at a bank, showcasing neighborhood heroes a contractor creates a work-release program in cooperation with a local prison, growing the business and seeing countless former inmates turn their lives around a high-school principal graduates 20 percent more students than the previous year, and the school's average scores go up by a similar percentage Now imagine a parade in the streets for each event. That's the vision of Proverbs 11:10, in which the tsaddiqim--the people who see everything they have as gifts from God to be stewarded for his purposes--pursue their vocation with an eye to the greater good. Amy Sherman, director of the Center on Faith in Communities and scholar of vocational stewardship, uses the tsaddiqim as a springboard to explore how, through our faith-formed calling, we announce the kingdom of God to our everyday world. But cultural trends toward privatism and materialism threaten to dis-integrate our faith and our work. And the church, in ways large and small, has itself capitulated to those trends, while simultaneously elevating the "special calling" of professional ministry and neglecting the vocational formation of laypeople. In the process, we have, in ways large and small, subverted our kingdom mandate. God is on the move, and he calls each of us, from our various halls of power and privilege, to follow him. Here is your chance, keeping this kingdom calling in view, to steward your faith and work toward righteousness. In so doing, you will bless the world, and as you flourish, the world will celebrate.

American Reference Books Annual

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar
Publisher:
ISBN:
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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

Lasting Investments

Author: Kent Humphreys
Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781576833551
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A solid investment strategy for pastors. What do pastors and marketplace leaders share in common? More than you'd think! Both groups lead lives of constant pressure, responsibility, and demand. And for both, time is a most rare commodity. But with a wise pastoral investment of your insight and expertise, you can empower business leaders to make a difference in their sphere of influence--and increase your own ministry in the process. Until now, many have overlooked the ministry potential of businesspeople. A perceived chasm between the spiritual and the secular has masked the common goals and visions that pastors and workplace leaders share. CEO and author Kent Humphreys wants to change this. In Lasting Investments, he uses Jesus' model in the gospel of Mark as a guide to offer pastors a time-efficient format to help them: identify individuals in whom they can invest extend their ministry beyond the church walls equip others with basic pastoral skills build a legacy that will last for generations See for yourself how even a small investment of your time and energy into these like-minded leaders can empower them to become ministers in the marketplace. With this doable, concise plan, you will shepherd these individuals to follow God's call and find yourself mutually blessed as well.