Resource Library

At Made to Flourish, we want to sustain and nourish our pastors in the rich and fertile area of Faith, Work and Economics (FWE). Part of how we do this is by developing and curating resources that are theologically sound and practically beneficial. We count this as a trusted stewardship of our pastors’ hearts and heads.

Our curated resources fall into the four areas of FWE integration, but you also quickly access our Latest Resources, Sermon Helps, and Resources by Type.

Sermons

Sermons | October 14, 2016

Scripture: Luke 2, 6, 10, 12

Making a Contribution

by David Swanson

Jesus worked for years as a carpenter before launching his public ministry. What does this teach us about the value and dignity of work? As David Swanson explains, just as Jesus produced goods that benefited the lives of others, we are also called to find deep meaning and satisfaction in our work.


Sermons | August 26, 2016

Scripture: Isaiah 60

That’s What Makes You Beautiful

by Case Thorp

Although work is broken and tainted by sin, we must remember that work is a beautiful part of God’s redemptive plan for the world. Case Thorp asks a challenging question: how does your work become more beautiful as it feeds into God’s purposes?

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Articles

Articles | December 7, 2017

How Giving Christmas Gifts to Under-Resourced Families Could Be Hurting Them

by Dave Huber

And the One Change That Could Make a Huge Difference Let’s get one thing straight: Christmas is about the gifts. Ask any child what Christmas means to them and they’ll tell it to you straight. But ask an adult the same question and you’re likely to hear things like family and friends, cherished traditions,  and […]


Articles | December 5, 2017

How Hope Is Possible in Our Dark World

by Matt Rusten

There is plenty in our world to make us despair. But in Jesus, we have reason for an eyes-wide-open hope for our divided and despairing world.

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Thought Leader Videos

Thought Leader Videos | July 1, 2016

Greg Forster: The Christian Life at Work

by Greg Forster

Greg Forster, director of the Oikonomia Network (a network of theological seminaries and faculty) speaks to how valuable integrating your faith with work and economics can be for your church, your community, and your Christian walk.


Thought Leader Videos | July 29, 2015

Al Mohler: The Image of God at Work

by Al Mohler

Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, cites the Hoover Dam as an example of the enormous ability and industry that God imbued in humanity at creation. Pastors, he says, need to help their people connect the storyline of scripture with their work and economic lives.

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MTF News

MTF News | May 15, 2017

We’re Hiring – Director of Marketing and Communications

Made to Flourish is currently looking for a Director of Marketing and Communications. Learn more about the position by viewing the job description. To apply for the position, please complete an application and send it along with a cover letter and resume to employment@madetoflourish.org.


MTF News | April 25, 2017

Made to Flourish Hires Kevin Harlan as Vice President of Philanthropy

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, April 25, 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 […]

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