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Articles | March 23, 2017

Compassion & Capacity

by Tom Nelson

“And who is my neighbor?” – an expert in the law (Luke 10:29) We continue our series on the common good by asking ourselves if we’ve built enough compassion and capacity to actually contribute to our local communities. One of the two greatest commandments is “love your neighbor as yourself.” Yet in today’s age, our […]


Articles | March 21, 2017

What Do We Mean by the “Common Good?”

by Matt Rusten

You may have noticed our tagline in the top left side of our site: “A pastors’ network for the common good.” It strikes some as an odd phrase–the common good. What is that? And why would it be a part of our tagline? Simply put, seeking the common good is the idea of pursuing actions […]


Articles | March 14, 2017

Scripture: Mark 1:19-20

If I Follow Jesus Should I Quit My Job?

by Mark D. Roberts

We’ve all seen the effects of the sacred-secular divide because it often prompts the question – does my job matter? To really follow Jesus, do I need to quit my job and become a pastor? Referencing Mark 1:19-20, Mark Roberts of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership offers us great insight into this question […]


Interviews | March 10, 2017

FWE Integration in a Small Congregation: An Interview with Mary Lou Erlacher

by Amy Sherman

In October 2016, Made to Flourish’s Amy Sherman interviewed Mary Lou Erlacher of Cornerstone Church in Marion, Iowa. Cornerstone Church is a 15-year-old congregation in the Evangelical Free Church denomination. Predominantly white, the church includes many seniors, empty-nesters, and a growing number of younger families and couples. Membership is around 55 and about 100 people attend […]


Articles | March 7, 2017

Christianity Today: Helping People Connect Faith and Work

by Skye Jethani, Luke Bobo

Christianity Today highlighted Made to Flourish this month by featuring Skye Jethani and Luke Bobo’s interviews with over a dozen pastors across the country. Jethani and Bobo’s work, captured in the Discipleship with Monday in Mind ebook, emphasizes the importance of pastors moving beyond simply knowing a theology of faith and work towards integrating these ideas. One way […]


Book Reviews and Summaries | March 1, 2017

What Do You Do For A Living?

This common question often becomes an identity marker that intertwines with our self-worth. In this short book by Justin S. Holcomb, readers are challenged to think about their work in light of who they are in Christ. Below is an exerpt. The Bible portrays “calling” in a way that put these two meanings together – the […]


Integration Tools | March 1, 2017

Worship + Vocation

Made to Flourish seeks to equip pastors to integrate faith, work, and economics (FWE) in four primary ways: corporate worship, pastoral practices, discipleship, and outreach. More and more resources are surfacing in the FWE world, but often hard to find are resources on corporate worship. Worship pastors, fear no more! Cardiphonia believes in the Word transformed – prayers, song, […]


Articles | February 25, 2017

What Does it Mean to be Committed to the Primacy of the Gospel?

by Melissa Lee Emerson

Two things: you preach it and you see it as the foundation and wellspring of all Christian practice. That’s the essence of being gospel-centered. Tim Keller summarizes this very well in his excellent article “The Gospel and the Poor“: So what does it mean to be committed to the primacy of the gospel? It means […]