73 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. New episode bimonthly.

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, Theology of Work Project

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 84 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. New episode bimonthly.

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

    Pursuing Mental Health with God - Laura Smith

    Pursuing Mental Health with God - Laura Smith

    Our second episode in a special series on mental wellness.  Our guest today is Laura Smith. Laura is a best-selling author and speaker who speaks around the country sharing the love of Christ. In her latest book, Holy Care for the Whole Self, Laura Smith debunks the stigma around mental health and shows how caring for our own well-being is biblical and can help us better live the lives Christ calls us to.
    We'd like to thank the HE Butt Foundation for supporting this series. You can find out more about their work by visiting congregationalcollective.org.
     
    Scripture References
    Luke 19:1-10 Galatians 5:1 John 10:10 Mark 6:30-34 1 Kings 19:1-8  
    Additional Resources
    Holy Care for the Whole Self by Laura Smith
     
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    • 43 min
    Building Workplace Culture for Mental Wellness - Rebecca Brune

    Building Workplace Culture for Mental Wellness - Rebecca Brune

    This month is mental health awareness month in the United States, and we’re kicking off a series on mental wellness and work. We discuss how mental wellness connects to faith, barriers to mental wellness at work, and what you can do about it. Guest Becca Brune is the executive director of this Congregational Collective, a new nonprofit funded by the H. E. Butt Foundation aiming to make San Antonio's faith communities safe places for people seeking mental wellness. Previously, Brune was an executive leader with Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, a Dallas-based organization focused on building equitable mental health systems. Over the past 24 years, Becca's work has spanned a broad array of multi-sector institutions. She has assumed leadership roles in philanthropy, local government, private sector and nonprofits. As a trained mediator, she has facilitated community conversations around natural resource management issues, healthcare, economic development, strategic planning, and community engagement.
    We'd like to thank the H. E. Butt Foundation for supporting this series. You can find out more about their work by visiting congregationalcollective.org.
     
    Scripture References
    Psalms
    Isaiah 26:3-4
    Philippians 4:6-7
     
    Additional Resources
    Congregational Collective: www.congregationalcollective.org
     
    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 https://www.theologyofwork.org/contribute 

    • 38 min
    The Power of Listening to the Bible Together - Tom Cole

    The Power of Listening to the Bible Together - Tom Cole

    Groups reading the Scripture out loud meet all over the world, from pastors in Korea to tech workers in Seattle, to a group of financial services professionals in New York City, meeting every week to listen to the Bible and talk about their work. Tom Cole, our guest today has experienced this practice as one of the leaders of the New York group, Faith in Financial Services. He's here today to tell us about how he's seen himself and members of the group, helped by the power of listening to the Bible. 
     
    Scripture Reference: 1 Timothy 4:13
     
    Additional Resources: Public Reading of Scripture for Work, www.prs.work
     
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    • 36 min
    Thriving as a Sensitive Soul at Work - Dorcas Cheng Tozun

    Thriving as a Sensitive Soul at Work - Dorcas Cheng Tozun

    Sensitive, empathic, introverted. These are some of the ways that today's guest Dorcas Cheng Tozun would describe herself. Learning to thrive as a sensitive person, especially in the world of work, where those who are aggressive or assertive may often dominate, has been an important part of her journey and of many of our journeys. Dorcas has nearly 20 years of experience as a nonprofit and social enterprise professional. She's an award winning writer, editor, speaker and communications consultant. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal and Christianity Today and dozens of other publications. She's also, at her core sensitive, and most recently, she's the author of Social Justice for The Sensitive Soul: How To Change The World In Quiet Ways.
      Scripture References Matthew 9:36 Exodus 2:11-15 Nehemiah 1   Additional Resources Social Justice for The Sensitive Soul: How To Change The World In Quiet Ways by Dorcas Cheng Tozun  
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    • 42 min
    How I Learned to Let God Shape My Plans - Barry Rowan

    How I Learned to Let God Shape My Plans - Barry Rowan

    We all make plans for our work, whether that’s a list of things to do today, or a ten year plan. We have hopes, dreams, and goals for the future. But what does it mean to let God shape your work plans? And how do you know if you're submitting to God’s plan, or simply fitting God into yours? We talk with Barry Rowan, author of The Spiritual Art of Business: Connecting the Daily with the Divine. Barry has spent his career in a variety of C-suite roles and has been instrumental in building and transforming businesses. He is also deeply committed to contemplation and prayer, and he’s here to tell us how the two mix together to let God shape our plans for work. 
     
    Scripture References
    Luke 14:33 John 10:10 John 4:34 Isaiah 55:11 James 1:2-4 Psalm 139:13  
    Additional Resources
    The Spiritual Art of Business by Barry Rowan https://theologyofwork.christianbook.com/spiritual-business-connecting-daily-with-divine/barry-rowan/9781514007624/pd/007624

    Working in the Presence of God: Spiritual Practices for Everyday Work by Denise Daniels and Shannon Vandewarker https://theologyofwork.christianbook.com/working-presence-spiritual-practices-everyday-work/denise-daniels/9781683072225/pd/072225   
    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 https://www.theologyofwork.org/contribute 
     
    Transcript at https://www.theologyofwork.org/makingitwork/episode/how-i-learned-to-let-god-shape-my-plans-barry-rowan/

    • 46 min
    The Call to Love at Work - Jasmine Bellamy

    The Call to Love at Work - Jasmine Bellamy

    In addition to being named one of Sports Illustrated’s Top 100 most influential black women in sports, Jasmine Bellamy is an influential figure in bringing the practice of love to transform workplace culture from the inside out. She's the Vice President of Merchandising, Planning and Allocation at Reebok. She also is the founder of Love 101 Ministries, which is dedicated to the theology and practice of love. And she is the creator and co-facilitator of Courageous Conversations, a platform that engages issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and inspires transformation in community. Jasmine earned a BS in marketing and management from Syracuse University, a Master's of Business Administration from Fordham University and a Master's of Arts in Theology from Fuller Seminary, where she is pursuing a doctorate in global leadership, focusing on the redemptive imagination of the marketplace. She's here today to talk to us about living out the call to love in secular workplaces.
      Scripture References 1 Matthew 22:36-40 1 John 4:8 John 14-17 Matthew 25:14-30 Romans 14:15   Additional Resources Love 101 Ministries: http://love101ministries.com

    Jasmine Bellamy’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasminebellamy/

    Love 101 Ministries on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Love101Ministries

    Love 101 Ministries on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaS5QPACZvxpa857gomUGPQ  
    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/contribute 
     
    Transcript at https://www.theologyofwork.org/makingitwork/episode/how-i-learned-to-let-god-shape-my-plans-barry-rowan/

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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84 Ratings

84 Ratings

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Breaks down Christianity in a very practical way

Where has this show been my whole life? I work for a fast paced social Justice enterprise and I love how practical this podcast is in applying what I believe in my workplace. So many podcasts make Christianity or the teachings of Jesus unattainable but this podcast is like down in the trenches where we work. Keep up the great work!

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