Christian Employment Articles

  • Don’t Just Do Something…Stand There!

    by Matthew Pryor
    Some years back, I was meeting with my accountability group at Panera, as was the normal Monday morning ritual. While we were talking, we heard a muffled crash followed by a loud "thump!" We looked over and a man who was likely in his mid-60s had tripped and fallen, knocking his head against the metal frame of the commercial grade windows. As some people rushed to the man's assistance, I blurted out to Greg, one of my accountability partners, "You're ...   Read More
  • The 4 Elements of Courage

    by Daniel Darling
    I recently finished a sermon series in the book of 1 Peter. It's a remarkable book, really. Peter addresses the Church and reminds them they are exiles, they are temporary residents of this world. They belong to another Kingdom, the Kingdom of Christ. At the end of 1 Peter, the apostle closes with a stirring call to courage. You will notice in the text the words, “stand firm” and “be firm.” He encourages the ...   Read More
  • 5 Things You Need to Know about Finding a Mentor

    by Russell Moore
    I often hear from Christians who want to find a mentor, but aren’t sure how to go about that. Often these believers know they would benefit from this kind of relationship, but they don’t know how it starts or what they should be doing. Here is some guidance on finding a mentor:   1. Don’t ask someone to mentor you. Don’t misread me to be suggesting that you shouldn’t seek out a mentor. I’m not saying that. ...   Read More
  • What to Do When You Don’t Like Your Life Season

    by Janet Thompson
    We’ve all heard it said, “There’s a time for everything.” Or “You’re just in a season; it will pass.” In fact, it’s scriptural— “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep ...   Read More
  • 7 Things That Happen When I’m Tired

    by Ron Edmondson
    I remember returning from Africa late one Sunday night. I was physically exhausted, but emotionally energized, so I hit the floor running at full speed Monday morning. I had back-to-back meetings from early morning until late night my first day back to work. Tuesday was no different. Wednesday we had an extended family emergency, which occupied most of the day. By the time Thursday came, I began to crash. And, it wasn’t pretty. ...   Read More
  • 5 Statements You Should Never Make During a Job Interview

    by Jason Satterwhite
    When you walk into an interview, a potential employer has already acknowledged that you’re qualified for the position, at least on some level. You’ve shown through your resume that you can walk the walk. Now that you’ve landed some face time with the organization, it’s time to talk the talk.   The interview process is, of course, about selling your potential to the employer, but it’s also very much about not ...   Read More
  • 7 Secrets to Being a High Achiever

    by Ron Edmondson
    I get asked frequently how I am able to get so much done and still take care of myself and my family. I pastor a large church. I maintain a separate non-profit ministry, where I speak at various conferences and events. I have an active online presence. I mentor about a dozen pastors – some in groups and some as individuals, plus I mentor 4 young leaders in our church. And, I try to stay active in the community – serving on a number of ...   Read More
  • 6 Ways to Save Money in the New Year

    by Crystal Paine
    A new year is here, and with it comes renewed resolution to make lasting changes. If you could use some extra wiggle room in your budget, here are just a few ways to save money throughout the year. Each penny, quarter and dollar helps. You may already do some of these things, but hopefully at least a few of these ideas will spark some fresh inspiration for you.   1. Create a Written Budget A budget gives you the ability to track your spending ...   Read More
  • 15 Ways to Become a Better You in the New Year

    by Debra Fileta
    5…4…3…2…1… And with that brief introduction, a New Year begins. I don’t know about you, but this new year definitely snuck up on me. I wasn’t really prepared for it. I probably say that every year, but in so many ways this year I didn’t feel prepared to end one thing and start something new. Maybe it’s because the past year has brought so much change in my life. Changes in my job, my ministry, ...   Read More
  • Everything You Do in Life Should be for the Glory of God

    by John Mark Comer
    We live in a time of overlap between the ages. What one theologian called “the time between the times.” Because so many people are blind to God’s glory, we, as God’s people, are to live in such a way that people start to see God’s presence and beauty. But notice Paul’s examples. “Whether you eat or drink . . .” What could be more ordinary and humdrum than eating and drinking? And then Paul says, “or whatever ...   Read More