How Can Pastors Best Lead Professionally Diverse Congregations?

Who has time to think about faith/work integration? Made to Flourish pastor, Kent Duncan suggests that it is not blue-collar workers; they do not have that luxury. Duncan, who pastors a church that is predominantly blue collar and wrote his master’s thesis on blue-collar work and vocation, says that this population has “often not given a lot of thought to their vocational choices.” Yet, all workers need to know that what they do Monday through Friday matters to God.

Listen to this insightful interview between Duncan, Morgan Lee, and Mark Galli as they discuss the limitations of the current theology of work conversation, the spiritual needs of blue-collar workers, and how pastors can best lead professionally diverse congregations.

This interview appeared in Christianity Today in September 2017. Read more.

Topics: Blue Collar, Industries, Theology, Vocation, Work

About the Author

Luke Bobo serves as director of strategic partnerships at Made to Flourish. He worked for 15 years in the marketplace as an engineer before earning his M.Div. and Ph.D., eventually serving as the executive director of the Francis Schaeffer Institute at Covenant Seminary.