Helen Mitchell Featured on Biola University Article on “Dividing work into sacred and secular isn’t what God had in mind”

Helen Mitchell recently shared with Biola University Crowell School of Business in her recent article, “Leaning Into Work as Ministry: Dividing work into sacred and secular isn’t what God had in mind” that work is part of one’s calling and service to Christ. Work when done in the hands of a believer can be ministry. Therefore, Biola recently launched our new collaborative project with a free online six-session learning experience.  The Work Exchange — a collaboration between Talbot School of Theology and Convene Corp. — is intended to help participants increase their purpose, power and peace at work.

Let’s look at that scripture again: “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to (run a good business), to (develop beautiful art), to (draft safe and innovative architectural plans), which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Work has intrinsic value and is part of our calling and service to Christ.

Now you may be wondering, how is it ministry? Somehow, we got the word “ministry” mixed up. It is not an industry, a job title, or occupation. For a follower of Jesus Christ, it is a way of living. We all enter full time ministry, or full-time service to Jesus, at the moment of salvation. The Greek word for ministry is diakonia, which simply means “service.”

Frustrated, exhausted and ambivalent at work? Need purpose, power, and peace? The Work Exchange small group curriculum brings 60+ voices from business, academia, and the local church will show you how to work differently and make a difference.

Read the article, “Leaning Into Work as Ministry” on Crowell School of Business – CLICK HERE