Theology of Work: Equipping Churches Connect Daily Work to Worship
If you are a pastor looking for resources to integrate faith, work, and economics into your prayers, your preaching, small groups, and all points in between, the Theology of Work Project has resources highlighting what churches all across the country are doing to help you with your ministry:
These churches are changing their approaches to worship. The connections between work and worship are explored in the songs they sing, the prayers they pray, the testimonies they share, and the themes that are sounded in the preaching. These churches have realised that worship is not just what happens in church. As a Sydney Anglican paper on the Meaning and Importance of Worship says, ‘Worship is the appropriate response of the entire person to God’s revelation in Christ: it is an all-of-life activity (e.g., Romans 12:1)’. These churches are encouraging their people to practise what the apostle Paul talked about when he said, ‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord…It is the Lord Christ you are serving (Colossians 3:23-24).
There are many ways in which stronger links between faith and work can be forged in our corporate worship events.