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5 Prayers for When Conflict Strikes

Conflict is inevitable, so how can we prayerfully seek God through it? When conflict arises, asking God for wisdom is the best defense and path toward resolution. Leaning into the Lord's understanding can give us a new heart, new eyes, and a new motivation in any circumstance. This article from The Gospel Coalition, written by author and minister Gavin Ortlund, offers five prayer approac...

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Friday's Featured Sermon: The Key to Maintaining Family Unity

The most valuable source of vibrant community: family. Every family has its low moments of disagreement, dispute, or challenge. In order to address these confidently and successfully, one must align their values and actions with those of God. Scripture tells us that forgiveness is the key to maintaining peace within your home. In this article from Grace To You, Cameron Buettel discusses t...

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Secular Work is Full-Time Service - Mike Andrus

Mike Andrus | September 10, 2006Genesis 1-3Series: The Ministry of the Market PlaceMike Andrus is the Senior Adult Ministries Pastor at First Evangelical Free Church of St. Louis County, where he was previously served as the Senior Pastor. He holds a Pre-Ministerial B.A. from Calvary Bible College, an M.A. in Philosophy from Southern Methodist University, a Th.M., from Dallas Theological Semina...

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How to Teach English Overseas and Be a Missionary Too

"Those who can't do, teach." - WRONG. Teachers do not need to fall victim to the sacred & secular divide. All of life - home, classroom, community - can and does spread the gospel. Marketplaces around the world are hungry for quality educators, especially if you have certification in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). Teaching overseas not only is a job that ...

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What if : My parents don't want me to go into ministry or participate in missions in general?

God has called all of His people to tell others of Him. Parents who do not understand their child's need/ want for the Lord must struggle through that and hopefully with the amazing sovereignty of God, with time they will begin to understand and believe. This sort of 'issue' can manifest itself in many different ways: There is the parent that worries- They may want you to be s...

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The top 5 Health Care Jobs

According to the site, " Top Medical Assistant Schools," these are among the top 50 Health Care Vocations currently in the nation- 1. Medical Assistant 2. Nursing Assistant 3. Home Health- Aide 4. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 5. Physcian One of the first steps to accomplishing what the Lord has called you to do is realizing what the Lord has called everyone to ...

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Dear Christian, You've Been Called to Mission

"The call of God on our lives extends even to the ordinary activities and relationships of our station in life. Things like singleness or marriage, family, location and vocation, and church membership are not mere circumstances in the life of a disciple of Jesus, but aspects of God’s call on our lives to live for his glory." What does being "called" really mean? ...

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Redefining Work

In his talk at the Faith at Work conference, Tim Keller goes through what God intends for our work, and how we have shifted from its intended purpose. Keller offers an incredibly insightful way of thinking about all of our work, even the smallest tasks.

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The Top Ten Books on Faith and Work

The ‚ÄčInstitute for Faith, Work, and Economics recently released their 2018 updated list for the top-ten best books on faith and work. These books answer questions such as, "What is the purpose of work?", and, "How am I, as a Christian supposed to live as a follower of Jesus in the place where I spend 40 or more hours a week?" The list is worth checking out, and each boo...

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Calling and Vocation

"But in the Bible, the concept of calling goes deeper than any one aspect of life, such as work. God calls people to become united with himself in every aspect of life. This can only occur as a response to Christ’s call to follow him. The calling to follow Christ lies at the root of every other calling. It is important, however, not to confuse a calling to follow Christ with a callin...

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