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Through conversation, scripture and stories, we invite God into work’s biggest challenges so that you can live out your purpose in the workplace.

Making It Work is produced by The Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary and the Theology of Work Project.

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    • Christianity
    • 4.9 • 62 Ratings

Through conversation, scripture and stories, we invite God into work’s biggest challenges so that you can live out your purpose in the workplace.

Making It Work is produced by The Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary and the Theology of Work Project.

    Stop Trying to Find Your Passion - Liz Forkin Bohannon

    Stop Trying to Find Your Passion - Liz Forkin Bohannon

    Have you found your passion at work? That perfect job that you're great at, that only you can do and excites you to jump out of bed every morning? If your answer is no, then Liz Bohannon says, "Stop trying." Once directionless and clueless about her purpose, today she is the CEO of Sseko Designs, an ethical fashion brand that works to educate and empower women around the world. She is the author of Beginner's Pluck, Build Your Life of Purpose, Passion and Impact Now. Sseko Designs: https://ssekodesigns.com

    • 47 min
    When Staying with Your Job is an Act of Obedience - David Hataj

    When Staying with Your Job is an Act of Obedience - David Hataj

    What do you do when God calls you to stay in a job that's making your life difficult? David Hataj obeyed God's call. His obedience changed Edgerton Gear, a Wisconsin-based custom gear manufacturer, and his community for the better. It also broadened his own experience of his faith and his work. He is the author of Good Work: How Blue Collar Business Can Change Lives, Communities, and the World.

    Additional Resources

    Craftsman with Character Course: www.craftsmanwithcharacter.org

    • 40 min
    Finding Joy in a Job You Don't Like - Shundrawn Thomas

    Finding Joy in a Job You Don't Like - Shundrawn Thomas

    How can you experience joy in your work when you're working a job that you don't like? Today's guest is going to give us a step-by-step. Shundrawn Thomas is the author of Discover Joy in Work: Transforming Your Occupation into Vocation.

    Scripture References

    Genesis 1:1-30
    Romans 8:28

    Additional Resources Referenced

    Discover Joy in Work: Transforming Your Occupation Into Vocation, by Shundrawn Thomas

    • 34 min
    How to Find a Mentor and Be a Mentor - Bill Hendricks

    How to Find a Mentor and Be a Mentor - Bill Hendricks

    Guest Bill Hendricks discusses the benefits of finding and being a mentor, and gives practical advice for how to do both. He is the author of Men of Influence: The Transformational Impact of Godly Mentors.

    Scripture References 
    Proverbs 17:17
    1 Timothy 1:2
    1 Timothy 1:2
    1 Thessalonians 3:2
    Acts 15:36-41
    Acts 9:26-27

    Additional Resources Referenced
    Men of Influence: The Transformational Impact of Godly Mentors, by Bill Hendricks

    • 44 min
    Mending Your Relationship with Your Boss - Femi Sokoya

    Mending Your Relationship with Your Boss - Femi Sokoya

    Guest Femi Sokoya flipped a bad manager situation, first by seeing his work as a place where he represents God, and then by inviting his manager into conversation.

    • 32 min
    Get the Rest You Need - Saundra Dalton-Smith

    Get the Rest You Need - Saundra Dalton-Smith

    Do you wake up tired or face mental fog midday through your workday? It could be that you're not getting enough rest. But a good night's sleep may not be the solution. Guest Dr. Saundra Dalton Smith tells us about seven different types of rest. A deficiency in just one of these areas might mean that you're not getting enough rest. Dr. Dalton-Smith also shares about how God helped her through her own season of burnout. 

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Hisclayjar ,

One of the very best

This is one of the very best leadership podcasts available, with solid, trusted advice from industry leaders who have real life experience. They show us how following God as we work and lead is doable, as He meant it to be, and joy-filled. Well done!

boobootrackingsteps ,

Seeking Wisdom in the marketplace

Your podcast is an answer to prayer! Thank you for addressing challenges in the modern workplace. We are called to be his servants but it can be lonely and a struggle in our culture of individualism and self-promotion. Thank you!

A Fante ,

Thought it would be preachy- It’s NOT

This podcast has been awesome and has helped me navigate some real career challenges. When can we expect season 2?

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