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1 Marketplace Ministries Thriving Churches, 2006 © Dr. John Jackson


3 Jesus Valued the Marketplace Of the 52 parables Jesus told, 45 had a workplace context Different forms of the word “work” are mentioned more than 800 times in the Bible Of the 132 public appearances of Jesus, 122 were in the workplace Of the 40 miracles in Acts, 39 were in the workplace Invited to consider which of our works will last (1 Cor. 3:12-15) Deeds of service seem to follow us (Matt. 25:31-46) JESUS IS PRO-WORK! YOUR WORK MATTERS TO GOD {Os Hillman, International Coalition of Workplace Ministries}

4 There is a wrong perception about the sacred and the secular God wants His rule in every dimension of life “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’ ” (Genesis 1:26-28)

5 Four Lethal Misbeliefs The combination of four major misbeliefs usually neutralizes God’s calling on those anointed for marketplace ministry: 1. There is a God-ordained division between clergy and laity. 2. The Church is called to operate primarily inside a building often referred to as the temple.

6 3. People involved in business cannot be as spiritual as those serving in traditional Church ministry. 4. The primary role of marketplace Christians is to make money to support the vision of those “in the ministry.” (taken from Ed Silvoso, Annointed for Business, page 23)

7 Doing Business God’s Way ( by Dennis Peacocke) “Because of how our world lives, one of our greatest strategies for evangelism is “economic evangelism” reasons: universal bait of all people, gospel is clear, God’s laws of personal and corporate freedom, dignity, growth and justice operate perfectly in a self-rewarding and competitive environment, and believers have access to God’s wisdom to deal with all of it and we are in a massive sellers market of desperate human need” (pps. xiv-sv)

8 Leadership Network has an Externally Focused Church Network which observes powerful changes in the thinking processes of cutting-edge churches.

9 These churches move: From building walls to building bridges in the community. From measuring attendance to measuring impact. From encouraging saints to attend services to equipping saints for the work of service. From self-focused “serve us” to service.

10 From duplication of human services and ministries to partnering with existing services and ministries. From condemning the city to blessing the city and praying for it. From being a minister in a congregation to being a minister in a parish. (“Building the Externally Focused Church,” Christian Washington,

11 “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality” (Warren Bennis) “Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them” (Dr. Robert Jarvik, inventor of the Jarvik-7 artificial heart) “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader” (John Quincy Adams)

12 “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be” (Rosalyn Carter) “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant” (Max Depree) ‘The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails” (John Maxwell) “If you want to know the temperature of your organization, put a thermometer in the leader’s mouth” (Rick Warren)

13 5 Strategies to Reach Your Community Strategy #1 GRAB the Community’s ATTENTION Strategy #2 BUILD Strategic PARTNERSHIPS Strategy #3 CONDUCT Faith-Building EVENTS

14 Strategy #4 Every Person is a 10 - GET ‘EM MOVING! Strategy #5 MULTIPLY your IMPACT “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others” (II Tim 2:2).

15 CVC Marketplace Ministries Marketplace Ministries exists to encourage and empower business leaders to live out Christian faith in their daily lives

16 Monthly luncheon meetings to inform, edify and challenge local marketplace leaders to make a positive impact on their business, employees/employers and community. Semi Annual or Quarterly Outreach Events (e.g. Maximum Impact Seminars) Formation of BLT's (Business Life Teams) who meet independently to support and enhance the MPM mission.

17 This one comes out of connection to Vision New England (r esearch paper from the Lausanne Committee) my personal favorite with the most resources...pretty commercialized, but they offer great stuff! a Charismatic group with an active focus Also, Purpose Driven Ministries ( has several other resources;

18 e/articles/issue9-worklife.html e/articles/issue9-worklife.html place.shtml place.shtml VERY COOL! very near to us as well!

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