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MTF News | April 25, 2017

Made to Flourish Hires Kevin Harlan as Vice President of Philanthropy

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, April 17, 2017 — Made to Flourish, a national, membership-based network of pastors who are seeking the common good of their cities, announced the addition of Kevin Harlan as Vice President of Philanthropy. Harlan will join executive director Matt Rusten and president Tom Nelson on the executive team. In its first two […]

Articles | April 25, 2017

7 Things Pastors Should Know About Millennials and Work

by Amy Sherman

My church, Trinity Presbyterian in Charlottesville, VA, has hosted a Fellows Program for nearly 15 years. It’s an opportunity for recent college graduates to come to our city, live in congregants’ homes, serve in our church and community, take seminary courses, and work half-time in marketplace jobs suited to their career interests. Dennis Doran has […]

Articles | April 22, 2017

I’ve Seen the Future. It Looks Like Appalacia.

by Travis Lowe

Life after the job apocalypse It seems like everyday we hear the siren calls of a coming end of jobs. A new report out of the PwC says that 38% of all jobs in America are at risk of being automated. This mostly affects jobs that require little to no education. This could include entire […]

Articles | April 20, 2017

On Class Diversity: Faith Expressing Itself Through Love (Gal. 5:6b)

by Fernando Tamara

In 2015, the Pew Research Center revealed that “after more than four decades of serving as the nation’s economic majority, the American middle class, reflecting the long-term demographic trends of growing racial and ethnic diversity and rise in educational attainment in the US, is now matched in number by those in the economic tiers above […]

Integration Tools | April 20, 2017

Theology of Work Bible Commentary for Logos Bible Software

Made to Flourish pastors are given a license to the Theology of Work Bible Commentary for the Logos Bible Software. The Theology of Work Project is one of MTF’s many partners, and The Theology of Work Project Bible Commentary is a resource that Tom Nelson often recommends. We hope the Theology of Work Bible Commentary […]

Messages | April 19, 2017

Discipleship with Monday in Mind at The Gospel Coalition

by Tom Nelson

The gospel speaks into every nook and cranny of life, including the work we’re called by God to embrace for his glory and the furtherance of the common good. Tragically, many church leaders fail to adequately equip congregants for their vocational callings. What’s really at stake when our gospel-centered churches fail to connect Sunday worship […]

Articles | April 18, 2017

Women and Work: Overlooked in our Congregations?

A look at our “diverse perspectives” core value would not be complete without asking our pastors to consider the question, since more than half of our congregations are women, how are we pastors supporting them and their work? Sadly, the question is vital because research paints a dismal picture. In 2015, Barna released a study […]

Articles | April 13, 2017

Three Reasons Easter Matters For Your Work

by Theology of Work Project

Creation, fall, redemption, consummation. Without Easter, the four chapter story would be incomplete; our work would be meaningless. With Easter weekend upon us, we pause our core values series to bring you this article by the Theology of Work Project. Read this portion below: The hope of Christians lies in Jesus’ work on the cross […]