The Marketplace Annotated Bibliography

Author: Pete Hammond
ISBN: 145873210X
Format: PDF, ePub
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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
Format: PDF
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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
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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.

Kingdom Calling

Author: Amy L. Sherman
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830838090
Format: PDF, Docs
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Amy Sherman unpacks Proverbs 11:10—"When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices"—to develop a theology and program of vocational stewardship. Here is practical help for churches, ministries and other faith communities to navigate the complex process of following Jesus in those places where we happen to prosper.

American Reference Books Annual

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.