Global Evangelism and Marketplace Ministry Collide

Recently I have really been engrossed with the increasing attention given to breaking down the so-called “sacred-secular divide.” I am excited to hear more and more Christians engaging in this conversation because it seems we are finally waking up to the reality that every Believer is a minister and a missionary, and we all have a role to play in building the Kingdom of God, especially through marketplace activities.

As you know from some of my recent posts, I am very focused on dealing with the unemployment issues in the U.S. from a spiritual perspective. But of course unemployment and poverty are global conditions that I believe God has provided part of the answer through biblically-based entrepreneurship.

The videos below are from Cape Town 2010: The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization. One of the major focuses during this past conference was marketplace ministry. This very encouraging because that was not the case just a few years ago. Enjoy!

People at Work – Presentation 1 by Mark Greene

Focusing on ministry of full-time Christian workers has limited the church’s impact. By perpetuating the distinction between secular and sacred, disciples are not prepared to minister in the places where most people live.

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People at Work – Presentation 2 by Jerry White

This segment argues that work is a major commandment in creation–that everyone has a calling to the workplace and that ministry should take place there.

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People at Work – Presentation 3 by Timothy Liu

Churches need to be more focused on developing and deploying effective marketplace ministers for all walks of life.

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People at Work – Presentation 4 by Mats Tunehag

Mats Tunehag examines what factors determine the success or failure of business as mission. He argues that it’s important to remember our objective and refuse to compromise on professionalism, excellence and integrity.

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How do you think the church can be more effective in developing and deploying marketplace ministers?

Happy New You!
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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About Paul Wilson Jr.
Paul Wilson, Jr. is a "Dream Catalyst" and Marketplace Pastor for leaders and entrepreneurs. He is driven to lead people to unleash God’s potential in their lives through their purpose, passions, and professional skills. He equips leaders with creative, faith-based strategies to flourish spiritually and professionally, while operating from several multi-media platforms, including TV show host, inspirational speaker, and stimulating writer. Paul is the President of Kingdom Business University, which utilizes workshops, consulting, and coaching services to ignite Christian catalysts maximize their God-given mission in the marketplace. He is the author of the life purpose igniter “Dream B.I.G. in 3D: How to Pursue a Bold, Innovative God-Inspired Life!” He is also the host of Passion in Action, a motivational and educational faith-based Internet TV show for social entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community change agents. Contact us today to learn more about how he can help your business, church, or community to thrive on purpose!

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