What does it look like to be Jesus at work?
122 of the 132 stories of Jesus found in the Gospels take place in marketplace contexts, not the synagogue or temple. Jesus loved to talk about the Kingdom of God in the context of work, in fact of his 52 parables, 42 are workplace related! 39 of the 40 miracles recorded in Acts happen in workplace settings. Jesus recruited (evangelized) most of his disciples while they were at work. 100% of the initial 12 disciples were professionals or tradesmen. Jesus showed up at work, in fact, the Bible would seem to suggest Jesus thought the workplace was a fantastic place to display His power, communicate His message and deliver hope. Jesus is still showing up at workplaces and job sites all around San Antonio, through ambassadors called YOU.
What does it look like to be Jesus at work? What does it mean to look like, act like, walk with, and share the love of Jesus in the context of banking, building, serving, buying, selling, budgeting and answering phones? What about the legal risks – isn’t it dangerous to talk about Jesus? Isn’t lifestyle evangelism enough, just being different so people see Jesus in me? What does God call me to? What does God promise me? What does all of this “Missional” stuff look like in a practical sense?
Those are good questions. On Wednesday, February 5, 2014 we will discuss even better answers. Our guest speaker is Rev. Mike Sharrow (Chairman for the C12 Group of South-Central Texas), who is devoted to helping people connect the dots of mission and life in practical ways . We spend more time at work than anywhere else and we likely encounter the largest gathering of unchurched people at work.
Stop waiting for that mission trip to begin living on mission. Let’s crucify this nonsensical idea of a sacred versus a secular life and begin living the abundant life of Jesus everyday, everywhere, particularly at work! Invite your coworkers or anyone else you know who has anxiety, questions, doubts, fears, or desires about truly diving into the subject of Jesus and the workplace.
When & Where
C12 Group Central Texas
C12 is the nations oldest and most expansive CEO/Owner peer group program approaching business with a Biblical worldview. C12's mission is to see communities transformed by companies stewarded as HIS is advancing. Visit c12centraltx.com for more information!