Christian Employment Articles

  • Do You Have a Joseph Calling on Your Life?

    by Os Hillman
    When we think of Joseph, we often think of the adversity he went through to achieve his ultimate destiny. He had a unique marketplace call upon his life that was earmarked by extraordinary adversity, which, in turn, was used to save a nation from starvation and usher him into his eighty-one-year assignment to be second in command in Egypt. He was betrayed by his brothers and wrongfully accused of raping Potiphar’s wife, causing him to be thrown ...   Read More
  • You Have a Joseph Calling on Your Life

    by Os Hillman
    Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. —Edmund Burke, Speech on Mr. Fox’s East India Bill1 In 1994 I was married, had built a successful ad agency for twelve years in Atlanta, and had enough money in the bank to retire comfortably. I led Bible studies, gave away money to Christian causes, and thought I was a model Christian business leader. However, I was struggling in my marriage of ...   Read More
  • 5 Myths That Keep You from Recognizing God at Work

    by John Van Sloten
    God is more present at your work than you know. And I think he wants you to know that. The God who made you for himself wants you to experience his presence in that one-third of your life you spend working! For some, the thought of experiencing God at work has never occurred to them. Work is work,and God is at church. For others the possibility is real, but their experience of God’s vocational presence is lacking. They want more. As I have ...   Read More
  • 4 Steps to Get Your Work Done Well

    by Nivine Richie
    Thousands of books offer advice on how to prioritize, simplify, and get work done. And yet, long before the experts hit the scene with their Rolodex, DayTimers, and Gantt Charts was our God. He modeled how to complete the work, and once the work is completed, how to rest. If we follow Exodus 20:9-10, we see God’s process for work: “Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God.” ...   Read More
  • 5 Questions to Help Millennials Grow into Leadership

    by Jeremy Chandler
    There will come a point in time in every Millennial’s career when we move from being primarily executioners to leading teams and managing others. Whether you’re a young pastor moving from a youth ministry role into a more administrative role, or you’re account manager moving into a supervisor role, there will be a day when our primary responsibility shifts from doing the work ourselves to accomplishing the work through other people. ...   Read More
  • 5 People You Shouldn't List As References

    by Gail Mayes, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    Here at Vanderbloemen Search Group, we ask candidates to provide 3-5 references, regardless of the position they’re seeking. We also ask that these references fall into one of these three categories: supervisor, colleague or subordinate. Not all references are created equal. Under these guidelines, below are five people you shouldn’t be listing as references and who to list instead. 1. Your Dad It should go without saying, but I’m ...   Read More
  • What Is God Calling You to Do?

    by Daniel Ryan Day
    I walked upstairs into what felt like a cold cafeteria. The floor was made of tile, the walls were painted white, and the room felt sanitized. Come to think of it, it kind of smelled sanitized. I guess they had just cleaned it. I was seventeen years old, and this was my first trip back to the old youth room in my church. I had forgotten how cold that room could get, and now, without the coke machine, traffic light and movie posters, it seemed colder. That ...   Read More
  • 3 Ways to Maintain Balance

    by Johny Garner
    Sabbath in the 21st Century Workplace Growing up, my dad left the house at 7:45 every morning on his way to work as an engineer. He took a lunch break at noon, sometimes coming home to eat lunch or sometimes grabbing a bite at a café. At 5:00, he left the office and was usually home around 5:15. I can probably count on my fingers the number of times he worked in the evenings or on weekends. Whatever was going on, work was generally confined ...   Read More
  • 3 Keys to Decision-Making

    by Angie Ryg
    “I should’ve signed up to help with junior high Sunday school!” I whined to my husband. I had just heard about some new girls who were coming to the church, and I thought it would be great to connect with their families and welcome them. My husband wisely reminded me that our schedule was already crazy, and that we wanted to take some weekend trips to the cabin. But which is better? Missing out on serving in church and being part ...   Read More
  • Making the Wisest Use of Our Time

    by Paul Tautges
    Every week, each of us has 168 hours. If we were to try to account for those hours, we may allocate about 56 hours to sleep and 40-60 hours for employment, including commutes. That leaves 50-70 hours/week for shopping, education, family, church, and household responsibilities. Once all of that is factored into the equation, the Wall Street Journal recently concluded the average American still has 5 hours and 13 minutes a day for leisure activities. ...   Read More