Resources

Books and Articles

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Marketplace Ministry Resources
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Christian Investors Get Patient With Their Capital by Rodolpho Carrasco

and Rob Moll

This is an article published in Forbes, Nov. 2012.
"Christian investment vehicles have always struggled. When the FaithShares ETF launched in December 2009, it was to significant press. The founders rang the opening bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, and the Christian and secular press covered their launch. The funds allowed retail investors to put money into stocks based on the recommendations of their denominations. Baptists could avoid liquor while Methodists could avoid gambling profits. However, 18 months after the high-profile launch, FaithShares went defunct..."
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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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Why Living Sent Matters by Jerry Moll
Document Description: 

"Why Living Sent Matters" is Rev. Jerry Moll's paper for Overture I: Fresno course (BGU course). This article will help us understand how studying the city of Fresno California helped Living Sent Ministries sees city transformation as an achievable outcome of their marketplace ministry.

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Bono on Capitalism with a Conscience by Rodolpho Carrasco
This article was published in Prism Magazine, August 12, 2013

'In June, U2 frontman Bono made ripples across evangelical America with aninterview with Focus on the Family’s Jim Daly. In the interview Bono affirmed his Christian faith, reciting a stream of biblical quotes along with his own commentary and applications to daily life. At one point he clearly stated, “I believe that Jesus was the Son of God.”'...

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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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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

Russian
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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