01 Feb Work as Worship
I wanted to take a moment to follow up on something you heard if you were here with us this past Sunday at Mosaic, and it has to do with the intersection of your work and your faith as a Christian person.
You may have heard of Dorothy Sayers, a tremendous British writer of fiction in the 20th century, and who also had a keen eye as a social critic. She was, in addition, a woman of incredible faith, and had this to say about our work, and in her day, the church in England’s (unfortunate) approach to work:
“The church’s approach to an intelligent carpenter is usually confined to exhorting him to not be drunk and disorderly in his leisure hours and to come to church on Sundays. What the church should be telling him is this: that the very first demand that his religion makes upon him is that he should make good tables.”
In this way (and others), Sayers was trying to connect our work and our faith, and was a tireless champion of trying to inspire those around her to view their work as worship.
Like Sayers pointed out, not just our character, but our competency, for those of us who work, are all important factors as we seek to impact the world with the gifts and abilities that not only has God given us, but that he expects a return on (Matthew 25).
To that end, and to help move us toward that perspective, we have an exciting one-day event coming up at the end of the month, called “Work as Worship”.
“Work as Worship” is all about helping you connect your work and your faith. It’s happening on February 23rd, from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm, includes lunch and a chance to hear from, through simulcast, excellent speakers and leaders in the marketplace who are also people of faith, including Patrick Lencioni (one of my favorite authors), Phil Vischer (creator of Veggie Tales), and many others.
The cost is only $25, which is a steal. So take that day off from work, if at all possible, and connect with other like-minded people from Mosaic who desire to see their work as worship.
I’m looking forward to joining you on that day, as well, and encouraged that we are (hopefully) creating momentum in people’s lives to increasingly work to the glory of God.