Doing God's Business

Doing God’s Business is a film-based resource that seeks to help Christians integrate their faith with their work, by exploring how topics such as vocation, spirituality, ethics, and others are part of everyday marketplace experience.  This 8-session curriculum is ideal for small groups in marketplace ministry whether in churches, business groups, leadership training or non-profit organizations. It can also be as a self-study resource by individuals who long to discover real meaning in their work and their role in the marketplace.

Format

Self-Paced

Lessons

16

Duration

5 hours

About The Author

Paul Stevens has been a pastor for 20 years (Montreal and Vancouver), a student counselor with IVCF, a business person (Habitat Woodcraft) and a professor in an interdisciplinary theological college for the whole people of God. From 1999 until 2005 Paul was the David J. Brown Family Professor of Marketplace Theology and Leadership at Regent College, Vancouver, BC. His mission is to empower ordinary people to integrate their faith and life from Monday to Sunday. He does this through teaching, coaching, advocating and publishing. He is married to Gail, has three married children and eight grandchildren. Gail and Paul have resided in Vancouver since 1969 and travel to all continents (except Antartica) to teach, learn and contribute.

Currently Paul is the Chairman of the Institute for Marketplace Transformation based in Vancouver and active in Asia and North America.

Institute of Marketplace Transformation

IMT helps people integrate their faith and work. Our mission is to equip and empower Christians in all walks of life to live our their Kingdom calling in the world from Monday through Sunday.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Overcoming the Secular Barrier and Pressures of Work

    • Guidebook for Chapter 1 & 2

    • 1-1 What is So Good about Working?

    • 1-2 Reframing Monday to Friday

    • 1-3 Why Work Is Sometimes So Hard

    • 1-4 Grappling with the Pressures

  • 2

    Creativity and Furthering the Work of God

    • 2-1 Why You Can Be Creative

    • 2-2 Dealing with a Changing World

    • 2-3 Doing Kingdom Work

    • 2-4 Business as Mission. Really?

  • 3

    Difficult Decisions and Why We Work

    • Guidebook for Chapter 3 & 4

    • 3-1 Dealing With the Grey Areas

    • 3-2 Making Ethical Decisions

    • 3-3 What Makes us Tick?

    • 3-4 Why Organizational Culture is Important

  • 4

    The True Reward and Working as Christians

    • 4-1 Why Money Has Such a Hold

    • 4-2 How to Get Rich Slowly

    • 4-3 Taking Your Soul to Work

    • 4-4 Working for and with God