Do you find it difficult to connect your faith and spirituality with your work?

You might like to take a look at our Transforming Work: Spiritual Renewal for Your Work Life study guide. Download it for free.

 

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Do you find it difficult to connect your faith and spirituality with your work?

You might like to take a look at our Transforming Work: Spiritual Renewal for Your Work Life study guide. Download it for free.

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We believe that our faith and spirituality should inform and support our daily work and help us find its meaning. The Transforming Work program is designed to help with this.

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.

The Transforming Work: Spiritual Renewal for Your Work Life discussion guide is being offered as a free download for a short period of time in the hope of receiving your feedback, after which it will be offered for sale to others. Each recipient of the free download will also receive occasional updates about Center for Faith and Enterprise events (no more than two or three emails per month, and you can unsubscribe at any time — even before the first update). We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.

Spiritual Renewal

Think about your work day. What would it mean to be more fully alive, engaged, purposeful, and compassionate? To deal with stress more effectively? To have more effective collaborative relationships? To feel that you are becoming more like the person you are really meant to be? Maybe even to feel as though your work might be connected to something deeper?

Table of Contents

Introduction
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)
Appendix:
A. Alternate Questions (Optional)
B. Advice for Leaders
C. Resources

About the Author

Rob Tribken has been in business for forty plus years, the last thirty as an entrepreneur and business owner. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School (M.B.A.) and Fuller Theological Seminary (M.A. Theology), and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at Fuller. Tribken is an active member of La Canada Presbyterian Church in Southern California, and blogs and records podcasts for the Center for Faith and Enterprise. He holds a high view of the potential value of business enterprise for human well being. More information can be found at faithandenterprise.org/about.

About the Center for Faith and Enterprise

The mission of the Center for Faith and Enterprise is to find ways to encourage spiritual renewal in our work lives and in the workplace. To further this mission, it conducts retreats and classes, produces the Faith and Enterprise Podcast, and offers a blog and other written material. It deals with a range of topics, including finding purpose, dealing with stress and other forms of workplace toxicity, spiritual practices for our work lives, and the spirituality of leadership. More information is available on this website (faithandenterprise.org) or by email (info@faithandenterprise.org). Please feel free to contact us.