SPIRITUAL RENEWAL FOR YOUR WORK LIFE
Many of us have a deep, intuitive desire to experience a deeper sense of connection with God, to tap into something deeper than ourselves, and to bring our lives into alignment with this deeper reality. This, we believe, is the basis for spiritual renewal that can affect our entire lives -- including our work lives -- and has the potential to renew and energize our work and to give us a new sense of purpose, effectiveness, resilience, and compassion.
Our mission is to look for ways to help people in both the profit and the non-profit sectors find this spiritual renewal in their work lives. We invite you to join with us as we explore the possibilities for renewal. Our weekly podcast and blog offer information and ideas, and we welcome comments. You can also find us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
There is something about turning our attention towards God in prayer and meditation that sometimes seems to connect us to something deeper than ourselves. Over time this experience can help us act with a deeper sense of mission, purpose, and compassion.
Burnout is an organizational, psychological, and spiritual problem that effects a large number of people. It is generally caused by prolonged work related stress and a mismatch between the individual and the work or working enviropnment. But there are things we can do. More
Entering the State of Flow: Is There a Spiritual Connection?
The state of flow (aka being “in the zone”) can be a time of high engagement and effectiveness. Most of us have experienced it during leisure activities, but could we enter it more often in our work lives? Spiritual practices can help. More
Building Productive, Collaborative Working Relationships: The Role of Personal Values
In business and related professions, success is usually based on productive collaborative relationships. These relationships, in turn, are based on the sort of values taught by most religious traditions More
The Power of Integrity: The Story of Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife
Integrity involves talking and acting in a way that is fully in alignment with our deepest values. Being in alignment can give us a foundation for surviving tough times. More
Developing a Deeper Sense of Purpose and Mission: Can Prayer Help?
Listen to a story about a time when Jesus went off and prayed by himself in the early morning hours; we discuss possible lessons about the relationship between prayer and the sense of mission we bring to work. More
Passion for Work?
When is passion for our work positive? And when is it negative? According to psychologist Robert Vallerand, it could be either one — depending on the type of passion. Vallerand has written a very interesting and valuable book called the Psychology of Passion: A Dualistic Model.
Preparing Leaders for Crisis: The Role of Religious Institutions
We seem to be heading into a time of crisis for leaders. The cost of poor leadership will be higher than ever before, while the value of good leadership will become increasingly apparent. Religious institutions could play an important role in preparing leaders. More
Work Related Stress Part 1: Can Your Faith and Spirituality Help?
Work related stress is a big problem. We all know how painful and dysfunction it can be. It can damage our health and limit our effectiveness. But there are some things we can do. More
THE TIME HAS COME FOR SPIRITUAL RENEWAL
Our mission is to find ways to help people experience this renewal in their work lives. We focus on ways to:
- Find spiritual practices that can help us turn our attention towards God and connect to a deeper reality, and maybe in the process develop a stronger sense of purpose, focus, and effectiveness.
- Understand the meaning of our daily work and find our calling.
- Deal with workplace toxicity, such as work-related stress, conflict, and burnout.
- Appreciate and develop the spiritual aspects of leadership.
If you agree with us on the need for spiritual renewal, then please consider helping us spread the word. One way to help would be to let your friends and associates know about our podcast and blog. Other ideas for participating are available here.