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Theology of Work Resources
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On Being Kingdom People: Regents of Our God and King by R. Paul Stevens

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REGENTS OF OUR GOD AND KING
"Today we cannot claim to know the end and goal of history. Therefore the question of meaning in history has become meaningless."
Rudolf Bultmanni
 
"Now the situation of the Christian in the world is a revolutionary situation. His share in the preservation of the world is to be an inexhaustible revolutionary force in the midst of the world."
Jacques Ellulii

Now we must turn to the intriguing and usually neglected first-half of the phrase "royal priesthood." The kingdom of God is the master thought of Jesus (used over one hundred times in the Gospels in comparison with only three references to the church). The kingdom ministry of all believers expresses the exteriority of every member ministry--how the people of God express the redeeming and life-giving will and influence of God not just in the church but in the whole of creation.

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Curing Sunday Spectatoritis by Larry Peabody
Curing Sunday Spectatoritis
Book Description: 

New Book Helps Church Leaders Make Church Meetings More Participatory

TOW defines the  Church in terms of the Gathered Church (on Sundayor whenever the church meets) and the Scattered Church (sent out to work in all sectors of society the rest of the week).  However, when the church gathers on Sunday seldom is there any learning from or active participation by or informative reporting about what God has done through the scattered during the week.  Dr. Larry Peabody, who wrote his first book about Theology of Work in 1976 has written an insightful book on how Pastors could involve the scattered church on Sunday mornings in practical and meaningful ways.  If you want to begin merging these two arms of the church on Sunday, this book will give some ways to make that happen.

Millennials, and many older Christians, are not responding well to the sit-watch-and-listen format of so many church meetings. A new book, Curing SundaySpectatoritis, confronts that issue head on by offering examples from 25 church leaders who are finding ways to include more participation in church meetings.

One long-time believer compares the Sunday experience to “going to see a good movie where the professional musicians and professional speakers put on such a good show.” He recently stopped participating in the organized church.

The term “spectatoritis” in the book’s title speaks for itself. No dictionary needed. Like arthritis, bronchitis, and appendicitis, spectatoritis brings on a measure of disability. But unlike those and other inflammatory “-itis” conditions that ache and throb, Sunday spectatoritis typically leaves its victims quite pain-free, even comfortable. And who among us, including church people, will seek a cure if unaware of any disabling symptoms? But this book shows how spectatoritis can be cured.

This book is for all who love the Body of Christ and work for its well-being. It is for pastors, church leaders, and church planters in all kinds of communities—in urban, suburban, exurban, and rural congregations. It is for Christians who seek to encourage increased congregational participation and to support leaders as they pursue that objective.

Curing Sunday Spectatoritis is available from Amazon.com in both paperback and Kindle editions. (see links below)

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A View from the Ground: The Great Commandment Company in the Philippines by Jon Escoto
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A VIEW FROM THE GROUND:
The Great Commandment Company Journey in the Philippines
[An Advent Season Reflection on the Philippine Market Place]

Jon Escoto

I don’t have exact figures. This is not an extensive research on the “state of work” in the Philippines. Points below, however, are not at all an ignorant man’s unfounded conclusions based on uncritical and gullible perceptions. 

I used to be the Market Development Manager of an American multinational company SC Johnson and Sons, then the Regional Business Director of the British multinational company Danka, then the National Sales and Marketing Manager of the Australian office CDT Asia, before finally becoming my own janitor, utility man, messenger, maintenance engineer, marketing and sales, customer relations person, and president, all at the same time, of my own company.

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Teologia Del Trabajo - Aplicaciones Practicas by John Fryters

translation by Vladimir Lazarte-Hayashi

Theology of Work Practical Application Cover
Book Description: 

Un Metodo Efectivo Y Rapido Para Desarrollar Micro Negocios O Cooperitivas

By Dr. John Fryters (translation by Vladimir Lazarte-Hayashi)

this book is free to download.  Comments from those who download would be appreciated.  Pastor John Fryters can be reached at campus@inet2000.com
 

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Theology of Work - Practical Applications (English) by John Fryters
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Book Description: 

An effective fast track method to develop micro-businesses or cooperatives in the developing work.

This book is a curriculum developed by Dr. John Fryters combining Theology of work with business & finance training and small micro loans provision. It is also available in Spanish.

This book is free to download.  Comments from those who download would be appreciated.  Pastor John Fryters can be reached at campus@inet2000.com

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Joy at Work Bible Study Companion (Russian) by Anatoliy Glukhovskyy
Joy at Work Bible Study Companion
Book Description: 

The Joy at Work Bible Study Companion by Raymond Bakke, William Hendricks, and Brad Smith has been translated to Russian by Dr Anatoliy Glukovskyy

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Reading the Bible in the Global Marketplace by R. Paul Stevens
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Reading the Bible in the Global Marketplace
R. Paul Stevens
Professor Emeritus, Marketplace Theology,
Regent College

“What do you teach at Regent College?” This seemingly innocent question was broached by the guest master of an Orthodox monastery. I had undertaken a four-day pilgrimage on Mount Athos, the monastic peninsula of the Eastern church. In the course of praying my way from monastery to monastery I struck up a soul friendship with one of the guestmasters. “Marketplace theology is what I teach.” “What’s that?” - his inquisitiveness now aroused by something foreign, he thought, to the spiritual life. “It is the integration of Christian faith with work in the world.” “It’s not possible,” he retorted.  “That’s why I am a monk.” I can understand how he came to that erroneous view. It has to do with how we read the Bible, how we regard the spiritual life and whether the God-coming of Jesus was really into the work-a-day world that we inhabit.

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Joy at Work (Russian) by Anatoliy Glukhovskyy
Book Description: 

This is the e-book (pdf version) of Joy at Work by Dennis Bakke, translated into Russian by Anatole Glukhovskyy 

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God and Work - Theology of work - Marketplace Ministry 101 by John Fryters
Book Description: 
This is a curriculum of Theology of Work and Marketplace Ministry developed by Dr. John Fryters for the Indigenous People.
ISBN # 9781626970267

This book is free to download.  Comments from those who download would be appreciated.  Pastor John Fryters can be reached at campus@inet2000.com

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The Decision Maker by Dennis Bakke
The Decision Maker by Dennis Bakke
Book Description: 

Who makes the important decisions in your organization? Strategy, product development, budgeting, compensation—such key decisions typically are made by company leaders. That’s what bosses are for, right? But maybe the boss isn’t the best person to make the call.
That’s the conclusion Dennis Bakke came to, and he used it to build AES into a Fortune 200 global power company with 27,000 people in 27 countries. He used it again to create Imagine Schools, the largest non-profit charter-school network in the U.S.
As a student at Harvard Business School, Bakke made hundreds of decisions using the case-study method. He realized two things: decision-making is the best way to develop people; and that shouldn't stop at business school. So Bakke spread decision-making throughout his organizations, fully engaging people at all levels. Today, Bakke has given thousands of people the freedom and responsibility to make decisions that matter.
In The Decision Maker, a leadership fable loosely based on Bakke's experience, the New York Times bestselling author shows us how giving decisions to the people closest to the action can transform any organization.
The idea is simple.
The results are powerful.
When leaders put real control into the hands of their people, they tap incalculable potential. The Decision Maker, destined to be a business classic, holds the key to unlocking the potential of every person in your organization.

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