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Sermons | October 14, 2016

Scripture: Luke 2, 6, 10

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 | May 18, 2017

Pastoring Your Emotions

by MTF Staff

We’ve all heard stories or read news articles of pastors flying off the handle at a colleague or getting involved in an affair. At the root of such behaviors isn’t the head, but the heart. Isn’t that why Proverbs 4:23 tells us, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it”? […]

Articles | May 16, 2017

Discerning Our Leadership

by MTF Staff

When pastors are whole and integrated, their leadership is whole and integrated. Yet often times, pastors find themselves frustrated with the responsibilities that leadership entails or they find themselves indwelling multiple roles in a given day. In 2016, New City Commons set out to clarify pastoral leadership roles with the hope that pastors can clarify […]

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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

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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