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Transforming Work: Spiritual Renewal for Your Work Life is now available as a preview. Our small group discussion guide is designed to help people connect their faith or spirituality and their work, and to help them find ways to deal with work related issues.

The ninety-nine page discussion guide contains twelve sessions, plus one summary session and three appendixes (see below). Each session includes one passage of scripture, a brief written reflection on its relationship to our daily work, and several questions designed stimulate discussion. It can be used in either church or workplace settings and while it is formatted for small group discussions, it can also be used for individual study and reflection.

Our plan is to offer it for free as a digital download for thirty days and then, after receiving your feedback, offer it for sale. if you would like to download it for free, please visit our Transforming Work page and we will be happy to send you a link.

Table of Contents

Session 1: Work as Service to Others
Rebuilding the City (Isaiah 61:1-4)
Session 2: Creation and Transformation
The First Creation Story (Genesis 1:1-2:3)
Session 3: Workplace Toxicity
Sin and Alienation (Genesis 4:1-16)
Session 4: Integrity
Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife (Genesis 39:1-23)
Session 5: Compassion
The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:24-37)
Session 6: Spiritual Practices
A Night on the Mountain (Luke 6:12-19)
Session 7: Dealing with Stress
Driven to Distraction (Mark 5:1-13)
Session 8: Passion for Work
Good or Bad? (Mark 1:16-20)
Session 9: Work Related Burnout
Elijah in the Wilderness (1 Kings 19:1-18)
Session 10: Building Collaborative Relationships
The Values We Bring to Work (Ephesians 4:31-32)
Session 11: Failure
Peter on the Big Night (Mark 26:30-35, 69-75)
Session 12: Risk and Opportunity
Abram Heads Out (Genesis 12:1-9)
Recap Session: The Kingdom of God
Missio Dei (Mark 1:9-33)
A. Alternate Questions (Optional)
B. Advice for Leaders
C. Resources
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