At Mercy Hill Church, we believe that a life well lived means learning to see our entire lives as an offering to the Lord. And that includes our 9-5 workdays as well.
And it doesn’t matter whether you’re a butcher, baker, or candle stick maker, it’s really possible to connect our Sunday worship to Monday morning. Not only is it possible, but it’s absolutely essential.
In spite of the frustrations and difficulties that attend our work, work nevertheless is something that we were designed to do as we contribute to the common good. As the following video from The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics says,
“Our lives are not divided into two halves with one part being sacred and another part secular. Worship is not reserved only for Sunday morning, but for Monday morning as well.”
Below is a list of helpful resources to encourage you to see your work as an offering of worship to our God.
- Calling All Callings
- Vocation: Discerning Your Calling (by Tim Keller)
- How To Discover Your Calling (by Michael Horton)
- The Doctrine of Vocation (by Gene Edward Veith)
- Small Group Discussion Guide on Vocation
- Rejoicing the City
- Why Tim Keller Wants You to Stay in That Job You Hate
- How Faith Affects Our Work
- When the Gospel Invades Your Office
- How To Humanize the Workplace
- Evangelism is Not Enough to Change the World
- Work / Faith Forum: Interview with Katherine Alsdorf, co-author with Tim Keller of Every Good Endeavor.
- Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work, by Tom Nelson
- God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life, by Gene Edward Veith
- Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work, by Tim Keller
- Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good, by Amy Sherman
- Culture Making: Recovering our Creative Calling, by Andy Crouch
- A Prayer for the Workplace (by the Centre for Faith and Work)
- Faith and Work (Tim Keller)
- Five Ways the Bible Shapes Our Work (Tim Keller)
- Work: What Is It Good For? (Tim Keller)
- Why Work Matters (Tim Keller)