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We empower pastors and their churches to integrate faith, work, and economic wisdom for the flourishing of their communities.

What we do

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We're talking about the gap between Sunday worship and Monday life.

To help close it, we've built a collection of theological and practical books

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Church Practicum

A nine-month program for you and your church leadership team, including coaching tailored to your church’s needs and goals.


Skill Mapping

A detailed, proprietary survey that gives you a comprehensive picture of your congregation’s professional demographics.


Residency Accelerator

A strategic program that equips churches with processes and funding to build and sustain multi-year pastoral residencies.

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Who We Are

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5 Values /

6 Foundational

Beliefs /

2 Outcomes

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To empower pastors and their churches to integrate faith, work, and economic wisdom for the flourishing of their communities.

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Uncommon Generosity


Entrepreneurial Mindset


Individual Dignity


Humble Confidence


Diverse Perspectives


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The Biblical Story


The Mission of God


Personal Wholeness


The Goodness Work


Economic Wisdom


The Local Church

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Vocationally Informed Discipleship


Vocationally Informed Mission


Flourishing Communities

Our Story

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After years of pastoring, Tom Nelson realized he committed what he calls “pastoral malpractice,” neglecting to disciple his congregants in the whole of their lives. Inspired by the critical gains of the faith and work movement, he aimed to help pastors around the country avoid the same mistake.

In 2015, Nelson and a team of church, business, and private sector partners launched Made to Flourish in order to “empower a growing network of pastors” to better engage, equip, and encourage each other as they integrate a more robust theology of faith, work, and economics into their churches.

Why It Matters

Integration of faith and work is essential,

not optional.

True and good
God's intent for work

When Tom Nelson, founder of Made to Flourish, realized he neglected the place most people spend the most time – work – in his pastoral role, something shifted. We believe pastors play an essential part in God’s mission to see churches and communities flourish, and we believe it involves valuing what people do outside of church on Sundays. From Chicago to West Palm Beach and beyond, you can see and feel it – a growing movement, desire, and cultivation of the belief that Christianity is not only true, but good, and it changes the way we work.

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