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Articles | September 5, 2017

“A Great Contribution.” – Tim Keller

by Kevin Harlan

Today marks the official release date of Tom Nelson’s newest book, The Economics of Neighborly Love. As one who had the opportunity to read an early-release copy, let me encourage you to get your copy and dive in. I think you’ll find it to be a very helpful resource as you continue looking for ways […]

Articles | June 22, 2017

Vocational Liturgies: Discipleship at Work

We continue to encourage pastors to find tools that will help their congregants cultivate their own discipleship in the places where they spend the majority of their lives outside of church each week – their work. In You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit, author James K.A. Smith defines discipleship as “a […]

Articles | June 20, 2017

The Discipleship Dynamics Assessment

How do we know our disciple-making is effective? The deliverables of pastoral portfolios are scored quantitatively and then assessed by testimonies. And, thankfully, much good takes place as people gather to examine the Word, pray and share life. But we need a fresh approach. We are busier than ever, yet wondering if our efforts are […]

Articles | June 6, 2017

Now What? Practical Ways Churches Help People Connect Sunday to Monday

by Matt Rusten

In preaching, there is always a move from the “what” of the text (exegesis), to the “so what?” of the text (hermeneutics), to the “now what?” (application) for our lives. What is the text saying? So what? Now what? A similar move is necessary when churches seek to help people connect faith to everyday work […]

Integration Tools | April 15, 2016

Discipleship Dynamics

Discipleship Dynamics is the first of its kind online discipleship assessment. By using scriptural principles in conjunction with tested methods of social science, you can truly discover where you are in your spiritual life, accurately define your spiritual strengths and weaknesses and find resources designed to build your life of discipleship. In other words, it […]

Integration Tools | September 1, 2015

Here Are My Hands

by Aaron Niequest

From: A New Liturgy, by Aaron Niequiest. Aaron writes: This two-part liturgy is all about recapturing the holy possibility of our commutes. On the way to work, Part ONE helps us to pray “God, here are my hands. What do You want to do through me today in my job? May my hands, voice, and heart […]

Integration Tools | March 9, 2015

Ideas for Church Implementation

by MTF Staff

These models are basic concepts to spark thinking – we encourage pastors to enhance, alter, combine, any of these suggestions to suit their ministry context. Most importantly: YOU know your community (inside and outside your church walls) the best.  If one of these model ideas gets your juices going – great!  Run with it!  But […]

Integration Tools | January 1, 2015

The Gospel at Work

by Sebastian Traeger

Many Christians fall victim to one of the two main problems when it comes to work: either they are idle in their work, or they have made an idol of it. Both of these mind-sets are deadly misunderstandings of how God intends for us to think about our employment. In The Gospel at Work, Sebastian […]

Integration Tools | January 1, 2012

Work as Worship 2012 Leadership Experience

by Matt Chandler

Most of Us Spend Over Half of Our Lives at Work Whatever it is you fill the 9–5 with—planting crops, building cars, taking care of patients, teaching students, running a business—work is where we spend most of our waking hours. We often forget to connect our faith to our work. We don’t consider the reasons […]