How many of you have been in one of those discussions about what you needed to do to let people know that a Christian was working in a particular office? Well, one of the strategies that used to come up was creating a sort of church-in-the-office time where we would sing, pray and study scriptures together.
Actually, at my first job I even contemplated starting one of those office fellowships. The truth is that they are nice and they help us as Christians to create a comfortable environment that we can control. My only concern is whether that should be our aim for living out our call at work.
The workplace is meant to be one of the zone where we meet the needy world in their space. The biggest beneficiaries of workplace fellowship times are mostly Christians not the people who really need our message.
This post is a continuation of an earlier post. You can read the first post here.
How do you feel when you hear a sermon where the preacher runs off on a long talk saying that you need to do something big for God to really matter for God? In case you are one of the lucky ones who have escaped such sermons, I can bet that you have heard this next one.
You must have heard a few of your church buddies talk about how they think a big time preacher is going to get big bonus points from God because he’s got a ministry reaching out to thousands or even millions (or was it you that said it?). They come tacked with nice comments like “for this, God must have a humongous mansion ready for him on the other side”.
You know, all these still show is that we really don’t think that God is good. This sort of thinking shows that we think that God is a task master who is readily impressed by “big and shinny” things. For example, a big ministry, a big church, a big crowd, a global outreach, blah, blah, blah (you can add to the list).