Friday, February 15, 2019

Work, work, work; what is “work”?

Submitted by First Presbyterian Church

Google defines the word “work” as “activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result; something a person (or thing) has to do”. Most of us spend the majority of our waking hours doing some kind of work – in the office, on the job site, or around the house. This means that the dinner you made for someone else, the package you dropped off at the post office, the hours you put in volunteering and even time spent cheering your child/grandchild on at their sporting event is work. So, what does it look like to worship God amongst all this work?

Unfortunately for a lot of Christians, faith and work do not often intersect. The connection between faith and work is not always obvious, but it is a God-given calling to make them connect.

What if we view all this work as an opportunity to worship God? The Bible is full of examples of people living their daily lives on an eternal mission, weaving together their faith and work in their everyday lives. “We are often tempted to compartmentalize our faith and our work separately,” according to RighNow Media President Brian Mosley, but “God has called us to live out our faith every day”, not just on Sundays. God also calls on us to live out our faith in all the work we do, not just as professionals, but as Christians!

Join First Presbyterian Church on Friday, February 22, 2019 for the day as Christian business professionals from around the world speak about the sacred connection between faith and work through a livestream event. New York Times Bestselling Author Jon Acuff, Founder/Chancellor of Eternity Bible College & bestselling author Francis Chan, President of Hobby Lobby Steve Green & Inside Edition Correspondent Megan Alexander are just a few of the guest speakers lined up for this meaningful day-long retreat.

The cost for the Work as Worship Retreat is $30.00 and includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day. The livestream presentation will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude around 3:30 p.m. Work as Worship is for you, whatever your current job situation is (unemployed, home-maker, part-time, full-time, retired, etc.).

First Presbyterian Church is located at 114 E Fourth St., Greenville, OH 45331; the retreat will take place in the fellowship hall. For more information and to register for Work as Worship at First Presbyterian Church, visit the direct link online at

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