Every working Christian is a full-time minister of the Gospel to the workplace. We are Christ’s ambassadors and his salt and light in the world.
Matthew 5:13-14: “You are the salt of the earth … You are the light of the world.”
John 17:15: “My prayer is not that you take them out of the world.”
2 Corinthians 5:20: “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.”
Ephesians 6:7: “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men.”
Colossians 3:23: ”Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”
God’s Career Guide articles in the Work as Ministry category:
Salt & Light in the Workplace – Jesus said “You are the salt of the earth … You are the light of the world.” These two words describe our ministry in the workplace.
Glorifying God at Work – Jesus says in John 17:22, “I have given them the glory that you gave me.” God desires for us to radiate His glory before others.
Work as Ministry – Work is a calling from God – it’s a real, full-time Christian ministry. Examine what God’s Word says about work.
Lessons from Paul’s Conversion – Paul went from speaking murderous threats to preaching the gospel. What Jesus did for Paul yesterday, He is still doing today.
Good Works in the Workplace – We are created in Christ Jesus to do good works. We don’t do good works to get saved; we do good works because we are saved.
Peter’s Transformation – Peter’s was called in the midst of his daily labor. God transformed him from a common fisherman to an anointed miracle worker.
Your Work is Your Witness – Have you ever asked yourself the question, “How can I be an effective witness to Christ in my workplace?”
Humility in the Workplace – Humility is not about denying your talents. In Luke 14:11 Jesus says, “… he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
The Yielded Life – Jesus’ life was a yielded life. Jesus’ greatness was rooted in His obedience. Do what God says and leave the rest to Him.
Zacchaeus’ Salvation Story – Zacchaeus had the world, but needed Jesus. His story demonstrates four truths about the Christian life.
Bringing Good News to Work – All Christians are evangelists. If you have a job, the workplace is your mission field, and your message is the Good News.
Church & Work – The first Christians worked all week just like you and me. Yet, they gathered on Sundays and “devoted themselves” to four church disciplines.
Serving God Full-Time – All Christians are ministers. You don’t have to quit your job in order to do full-time Christian ministry.
The Silent Christian – John 12 reveals two reasons why we hesitate at the thought of mentioning Jesus Christ to a co-worker.