49 episodes

Through conversation, scripture and stories, we invite God into work’s biggest challenges so that you can live out your purpose in the workplace. Seasons 1-3 out now. Season 4 coming in September 2022.

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

Making It Work: God and Your Work Fuller Seminary's De Pree Center for Leadership and Theology of Work Projec

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 76 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. Seasons 1-3 out now. Season 4 coming in September 2022.

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

    Following God’s Lead Through a Career Change - Eli Jones

    Following God’s Lead Through a Career Change - Eli Jones

    Whether you can't stand your job or just want to try something new, contemplating a career change can be intimidating. Dr. Eli Jones is a professor of Marketing, former Dean of Mays Business School, and Peggy May's eminent scholar in business at Texas A&M University. In his recent book, Run Toward your Goliaths, Dr. Jones shares about how faith helped him overcome his personal and professional giants to follow God's guidance in his work and career path. This included a career change as he switched from being a successful businessman to becoming a professor.
    This is the last episode of Season 3! We'll be back in September 2022. 
    Scripture References
    1 Samuel 17 Additional Resources
    Run Toward Your Goliaths by Eli Jones Donate. This podcast is made possible through the financial support of people like you. Your gift of any size will enable us to continue resourcing Christians with high-quality biblically-based content that applies to everyday work. Donate at www.theologyofwork.org/donate

    • 31 min
    When God Calls You to the Unexpected - Jessica Tanoesoedibjo

    When God Calls You to the Unexpected - Jessica Tanoesoedibjo

    Have you ever felt God calling you to try something unexpected and outside of your comfort zone? Or perhaps you’ve found yourself in a position at work where you wondered if you were the right person for the job. Guest Jessica Tanoesoedibjo has been called into many unexpected roles at work. Although she dreamt of going to seminary and working in church ministry, God called her to business school instead.  She now works for the MNC group in the financial services, philanthropy and education sectors, where she continues to follow God through unexpected challenges, like leading her team through the pandemic. She’s here to talk about her experience of responding to God when he calls us out of our comfort zone.
    Scripture References
    Genesis 1 Additional Resources
    Courage and Calling: Embracing Your God-Given Potential by Gordon T. Smith Donate. This podcast is made possible through the financial support of people like you. Your gift of any size will enable us to continue resourcing Christians with high-quality biblically-based content that applies to everyday work. Donate at www.theologyofwork.org/donate

    • 40 min
    How to Respond to Disrespect at Work - Janeen Uzzell

    How to Respond to Disrespect at Work - Janeen Uzzell

    How do you respond when you’re being overlooked, misunderstood, or even mistreated at work? Your situation might leave you feeling angry, drained, or overwhelmed. Your performance suffers. You may wonder, “Where is God while I’m going through this?” What should you do? How can you discover the story God is writing for your life, amidst adversity at work? Guest Janeen Uzzell is the CEO of the National Society of Black Engineers and former COO at Wikimedia, after 18 years of working in technology at GE. A global strategist and STEM leader, Janeen is experienced at building and managing inclusive teams, and she’s going to help us work through this question of how to respond to being mistreated at work. Scripture References
    Colossians 3:12 1 Samuel 25 Additional Resources
    Find Janeen Uzzell on Twitter at @janeenuzzell Suscipe by Ignatius Loyola: Take Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess. Thou hast given all to me. To Thee, O lord, I return it. All is Thine, dispose of it wholly according to Thy will. Give me Thy love and thy grace, for this is sufficient for me. Donate. This podcast is made possible through the financial support of people like you. Your gift of any size will enable us to continue resourcing Christians with high-quality biblically-based content that applies to everyday work. Donate at www.theologyofwork.org/donate

    • 38 min
    Marketing Yourself Like Jesus - Darren Shearer

    Marketing Yourself Like Jesus - Darren Shearer

    Hearing the term “marketing” can bring up a mixture of feelings. On the positive end of the spectrum, maybe you think of a funny and creative ad you’ve seen recently. On the other hand, maybe you think of spam and scams, or a bad experience receiving a product or service that was not-as-advertised. Maybe when you think of marketing, you’re wondering how you can promote yourself better to get your next job. But you probably don’t think of Jesus. Our guest today, Darren Shearer, explores the gospels to discover how Jesus became the most influential person in history. He’ll tell us how applying Jesus’ methods and principles to marketing have helped him in his work. Darren is the founder and CEO of High Bridge Media, and his latest book is Marketing Like Jesus: 25 Strategies to Change the World.
    Scripture References
    Matthew 15:22-29 Colossians 3:23-34 Luke 7:18-22  Matthew 11:2-5 Mark 5:2-20 John 2:4 John 7:6-8 Psalm 31:14-15 Additional Resources
    Marketing Like Jesus: 25 Strategies to Change the World, by Darren Shearer
    Donate. This podcast is made possible through the financial support of people like you. Your gift of any size will enable us to continue resourcing Christians with high-quality biblically-based content that applies to everyday work. Donate at www.theologyofwork.org/donate

    • 40 min
    When You’ve Done the Work But Aren’t Seeing Success - Mary Beth Minnis

    When You’ve Done the Work But Aren’t Seeing Success - Mary Beth Minnis

    Personal frustration is part of the job description in most modern workplaces. Many people today find themselves toiling in jobs where the rewards of success often seem elusive. If this is you, this may leave you asking: How long do I have to wait to see success in my work? Our guest today is a film producer who recently found herself asking the question: How long? Mary Beth Minnis is a documentary filmmaker whose producing credits include award-winning films such as Return to Mogadishu, Unforgivable and Tower. In today's conversation we'll talk to Mary Beth Minnis about what it's like to wait, and wait, and wait for success at work, and to ask the question: How long? 
    Scripture References
    2 Corinthians 1:8-9 Romans 8:28 Psalm 90:17
    Habakkuk 3:16-19 Additional Resources
    Jump Shot Movie: www.jumpshotmovie.com Donate. This podcast is made possible through the financial support of people like you. Your gift of any size will enable us to continue resourcing Christians with high-quality biblically-based content that applies to everyday work. Donate at www.theologyofwork.org/donate

    • 39 min
    Biblical Wisdom for Approaching Wealth, Money & Your Work - Roy Goble

    Biblical Wisdom for Approaching Wealth, Money & Your Work - Roy Goble

    How important are wealth and money to your job, and how important should they be? What insight can the Bible offer for how we approach wealth and money? Our guest today, Roy Goble, has wrestled with these issues throughout his career. He is the CEO of a real estate investment firm in Silicon Valley, and he is the author of the new book, Junkyard Wisdom Rebuilt: Resisting the Whisper of Wealth in a World of Broken Parts.
    Scripture References
    Luke 2:22-24 Matthew 21:12-13 Galatians 2:10 1 Timothy 6:17-19 Donate. This podcast is made possible through the financial support of people like you. Your gift of any size will enable us to continue resourcing Christians with high-quality biblically-based content that applies to everyday work. Donate at www.theologyofwork.org/donate

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Aman - Overflow ,

Very helpful

I think about these topics a lot, great to find a space for this particular discussion, edifying

ember937 ,

Glad I found this podcast!!

This podcast randomly popped up for me and just when I was going to close it out the most recent podcast with Eli Jones screamed at me! I’m glad I listened because it really encouraged me! Will continue to tune it for further episodes. Thank you for creating this podcast!!

the 1 out of 99 ,

Just listened to Ep 8

I stumbled across this podcast by accident as I was looking up an article about working with nonbelievers by ToW. Thank you for making Christians in the workplace an enlightening conversation. I’ve had a hard time in the past with being apart of something as “secular” even though I still want to give God glory even more. These conversations are offering me such a soothing perspective…and even validating some views I’ve had as well. Again, thank you so much.💚

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