TAG: WORK


Theology of Work [VIDEO]; CFWLA Program Framework Fellows

How Work Leads to Transformation in God’s Kingdom Dr. Art Lindsley, VP of Theological Initiatives at the Institute for Faith Work & Economics, describes how a proper theology of work explains how our work was designed to lead to “transformation in God’s Kingdom” and flourishing for this world. (This talk was given at the CFWLA 2018 Conference: God@Work) UPDATE – APPLICATION WINDOW EXTENDED We are still receiving applications for Framework Fellows, the flagship...

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Can’t Get No Satisfaction? Answers To Job Fulfillment

Editor’s Note: Steve Lindsey is director of the Center for Faith + Work Los Angeles. CFWLA recently hosted its 2018 conference: God@Work (See photo of panelists during one of the sessions below). For more information about future events and classes: faithandworkLA.com. Piggybacking on a thoughtful blog recently posted by Hugh Whelchel titled Can Work be Truly Meaningful?, I’d like to explore how people seek satisfaction in their Jobs. There are...

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God @ Work – 2018 CFWLA Conference

We are excited to announce the 2018 Center for Faith + Work Los Angeles Conference April 7th. The conference theme for 2018 is “God at Work” and will highlight a wide range of examples of how the Lord is at work accomplishing His purposes in the world in amazing ways both large and small, distant and local, through visionary leaders and yet very ordinary real people. Come be inspired to...

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7 Reasons Why You Should Care About Your Work

The problem with work these days is [wait for it] nobody really loves it. The beginning of an essay penned by Bob Black in 1985, The Abolition of Work, best describes this sentiment: “No one should ever work. Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost any evil you’d care to name comes from working or from living in a world designed for work. In...

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The Sacred Ordinary

In getting a string of CFWLA (Center for Faith + Work Los Angeles) activities lined up for the year I’ve found myself recently buried in a long string of emails, phone calls, lists of details to follow up on, and scheduling coordination. On any given day I might finish a few of these or spend several hours doing tedious editing on a section of curriculum for one of our...

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7 Key Principles For Getting Things Done

As a pastor, you need to be able to put together projects efficiently and effectively. Whether you are starting a new church, planning a new ministry, opening a new building, or just preparing for next weekend’s services, you need to mobilize people around a common task. That’s leadership in a nutshell. When Nehemiah returned to Jerusalem to help rebuild the city’s wall, he had a monster project on his hands....

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Is Hollywood Against Christians? Depends on What You Believe, Says DeVon Franklin

DeVon Franklin, President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment, wants Christians to know that Hollywood is not a bad place. In fact, striving for a successful career within the entertainment industry can lead to a fruitful life, says Franklin, whose book, The Hollywood Commandments — A Spiritual Guide to Secular Success, comes out later this month. “Too often we say Hollywood is against Christians or Hollywood is against that,” said Franklin during a session...

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Marketplace Event – God’s Work and Our Work

The Nature of Work We all desire for our work to be meaningful and “count” in the big picture. But we lack that sense of how our daily lives directly connect to higher purposes. Sometimes we wonder if our daily work is fulfilling a calling or passion in who we are created to be. In August we explore the truth that everyone is created “in God’s image” and that this...

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Piles of Bureaucracy; Does God Care About Spreadsheets?

Work has always been a tricky environment for me when it comes to dealing with questions like “How does God use what I do?” or “Does what I’m doing day in and day out really matter?” or “Am I making God’s world a better place?” What I spent most of my career years doing looks nothing like the work we do at church, on mission fields, in hospitals, or...

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Ministry Launches to Help Firmly Place Faith Alongside Your Work

God cares for every area of your life, and although it may seem obvious, He cares about how you live out your faith at work and inside the workplace. That’s an area of our lives that could use more attention from churches, said Steve Lindsey, who is the visionary behind the Center for Faith + Work Los Angeles (CFWLA). CFWLA is a gospel-centered non-profit dedicated to transforming our relationship to...

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