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April 3, 2020

62 Ministry Ideas for Christians in the Workplace

Os Hillman • Work As Ministry
Need ideas on how to better express your faith at work? Here are 62 ideas people have actually done.

  1. Start an Alpha in the Workplace small group Bible study
  2. Establish written Biblical values as a priority for your firm.
  3. Make Christian books, tapes, and videos available on current topics
  4. Send children of employees to Christian camps. Offer scholarships to community.
  5. Use Christian motivational speakers at sales and company meetings.
  6. Have prayer at company meetings.
  7. Send employees and spouses to Family Life Seminars.
  8. Use special seasons such as Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, New Years to send cards with Christ-centered message.
  9. Give away one-year Bibles or other modern translations, paraphrased versions, etc.
  10. Share personal challenges and views on current events from a biblical, Christ-centered
  11. perspective in a newsletter or other format. Biblical but not "preachy."
  12. Give Children's Bibles, Devotionals, or storybooks to employees for their children and grandchildren.
  13. Join a Christian accountability group of peers.
  14. Release some of your profits to support local ministries that are Christ-centered.
  15. Send your key people to seminars and conferences where they can relate to other
  16. Christian business and professional leaders.
  17. Lead a small group study on Christian values for your employees.
  18. Do a seekers class.
  19. Provide educational scholarships for employee's children.
  20. Provide seminars from a Christian world-view, (For employees, suppliers, etc.)
  21. Make financial planning from a biblical perspective available to employees.
  22. Have a supplier appreciation banquet, show you value them as persons. Pay them on time.
  23. Model application of scripture in business situations. Look for teachable moments to use to illustrate applications.
  24. Have a Christ-centered Christmas party.
  25. Recognize biblical fruitfulness in employees.employees to do ministry on company time.
  26. Sponsor a Christian radio program.
  27. Pray daily for employees, customers, suppliers, and competitors and let them know it.
  28. Send "We are praying for you" cards to customers, suppliers, etc.
  29. Display tasteful Christian paintings, pictures, scriptures as office decorations
  30. Have Christian magazines and literature in your reception area.
  31. Have Christian music on your "hold" button.
  32. Fly a Christian flag.
  33. Include testimony and other tracts with invoices and other mailing pieces.
  34. Create a personal testimony tract and send it to business associates.
  35. Have a company picnic and share your testimony or have another do so.
  36. Have a corporate chaplain.
  37. Purchase a company retreat center and make it available to employees and families.
  38. Purchase seats at local Christian events. Seminars, concerts, etc. and give them to
  39. employees, suppliers, customers.
  40. Provide scholarship to married couples to Marriage Enrichment weekend.
  41. Give away copies of the Jesus film video.
  42. Underwrite 2 hours a week of an employee's time that is given to visit local nursing home residents.
  43. Start a Wednesday (noon) Bible Study
  44. Start a Weekly Prayer Group(s)
  45. Men's breakfast Bible study
  46. Christian music listening and sharing time
  47. The 9 to 5 Window Workshop
  48. "Experiencing God" classes or TGIF Bible Study on calling
  49. "The Mind of Christ" class
  50. "Raising Boys" class
  51. Contemplative Prayer study
  52. "Divorce and Remarriage" class
  53. Seeker small groups
  54. Provide TGIF subscription to employees or associates
  55. Host a TGIF Co-Branded Equipping Program (see marketplace leaders.org) to equip employees to integrate their faith in their work
  56. Provide day care for your employees.
  57. Some a note to your mayor and tell him you are praying for him.
  58. Financially support an inner city ministry.
  59. Prayer walk around the outside and halls of your workplace
  60. Host a workplace lunch event. Show a work life ministry video. Provide discussion time.
  61. Use the TGIF Co-Branded Equipping Program that provides a branded devotional, article content website and bookstore for your ministry. See http://www.markeplaceleaders.org/.
  62. Form a city wide coalition of intercessors, marketplace leaders and pastors. Meet for prayer twice a month for one hour in public building.

Event Ideas

1. Christian Fellowship Retreat

2. National Day of Prayer Celebration

3. Jesus video presentation(s)

4. Good News Break - "The Perfect Storm"

5. Good News Break - "Who's in Control"

6. Praise and Worship Gatherings

7. Gospel 101 Class/Presentation

8. Sponsor an annual prayer breakfast for your city or your company

9. Sponsor a Called to the Workplace workshop by Os Hillman for your co. or city.

10. Sponsor a city-wide workplace conference

11. Participate in city-wide Global Day or Prayer

12. Alpha in the Workplace bible study for seekers

Visit our websites for helpful tools to live out your calling in the workplace.

Resources for vocational ministry workers in faith and work - http://www.marketplaceleaders.org

Help reclaim the 7 cultural mountains - http://www.reclaim7mountains.com/


Recommended Resource
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Faith & Work: Do They Mix? by Os Hillman
Discover God's promises for your work.  When you go to work on Monday, do you take your faith with you? Whether you're in an office, on a construction site, or at home, we all need to experience God in our work.  This valuable resource brings the reader to a greater understanding of what God thinks about our work, how He calls us to our trade, and how we can bring our faith along with us on Monday mornings.  This book will encourage you to find purpose and meaning in your work life!

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Good Stuff!

This is good stuff Os...thanks for sharing! We appreciate you!

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