Dr. Chip Roper: One of the Most Strategic Things Pastors Can Do

Faith, work, and economics integration is one of the most strategic things you can invest in as a pastor. We all spend more waking hours at work than in any other single activity, so to put that off to the side is beyond unstrategic; it seems like almost a dereliction of duty as pastors. That’s where people live and Jesus has a plan for that. I’ve found that by talking with people just once a month about integrating their faith and work, they grew more spiritually than they did in small groups that met every week.

—Dr. Chip Roper, Director of Marketplace Engagement at New York City Leadership Center