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  • Arthur Guinness and the Call to Create

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    Can a brewery be a vehicle for ministry? The life of Arthur Guinness answers that question with a resounding “yes!” In this four day plan, you’ll learn why the founder of the global brand viewed his work as ministry, how he leveraged beer to redeem what was broken in creation, and how our work can last into God’s eternal future.

  • The Eternal Significance of Work

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    N.T. Wright, the world’s leading New Testament scholar, was recently interviewed on The Call to Mastery podcast with Jordan Raynor. This 4-day plan includes excerpts from that conversation, with Wright explaining what the Bible says about the new heavens and new earth and how our vocations play a part in building God’s Kingdom. Through this plan, you’ll learn that your work in Christ is not wasted—not today, not ever.

  • Wisdom for Work From Nehemiah

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    The book of Nehemiah contains loads of wisdom for our work. In this five-day plan, we’ll examine five passages from this book that show us how we can “pray without ceasing” at work, which type of work is “God’s work,” how to “trust God and get going,” how to confront the darkness we see in our workplaces, and how excellent work can lead others to worship the one true God!

  • Christmas Vocations

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    The vocations represented in the characters of Christmas can teach us a lot about God and how our work is a means of co-laboring with “the newborn King.” In this four-day plan, we’ll look at the vocations of Joseph, Zechariah, Mary, and the shepherds to draw out applications for our own work today.

  • Mister Rogers And The Call To Create

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    This 4-day plan weaves Scripture together with Mister Rogers’s own words to show how the redemptive work of Christ led Rogers to embrace his own vocation as a means of redeeming television. As we will see modeled in the life of Rogers, the gospel changes everything about our work, from our motivations for work, to what we create, to how we work each day.

  • Ending Slavery: The Life of William Wilberforce

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    This 5-day plan will weave Scripture together with William Wilberforce’s own words to show how the redemptive work of Christ led Wilberforce to embrace his own vocation in politics as a means of ending slavery. As we will see modeled in the life of Wilberforce, the gospel changes everything about our work, from our motivations for work, to what we do, to how we work each day.

  • Daniel and the Ministry of 10X Excellence

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    Are you working in a company or industry that is agnostic or even antagonistic to the things of the Lord? The book of Daniel reminds us that God can use our position in powerful ways for His glory. In this four-day plan, we will study how Daniel leveraged his long career as a public servant to glorify God through his exceptional work.

  • 5 Ways to Prepare to Share the Gospel With Co-Workers

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    Jesus made it clear that the Great Commission is for everyone—not just religious professionals. How can we as entrepreneurs, plumbers, marketers, and doctors effectively share the gospel with our co-workers in this post-Christian, post-COVID world? In this five-day plan, I’ll share five answers to that question.

  • The Ministry Of Excellence

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    There are many good reasons to pursue excellence in our work: Excellence advances our careers, grants us influence, and can lead to opportunities to share the gospel. But as this three day plan will show, we ought to pursue excellence for a much more fundamental reason—because excellence is how we best reflect the character of God and love and serve our neighbors as ourselves through out chosen work.

  • The Courage To Create

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    At times, the world can seem like it is full of uncertainty, anxiety, and fear. As humans, we are never really in control of our circumstances. Amidst all this uncertainty, how can we Christ-followers find the courage to work and create boldly? That’s the question we’ll answer in this three-day plan.

  • J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Work That Lasts Forever

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    J.R.R. Tolkien was convinced that he would never finish "The Lord of The Rings". But through fellowship with other Christians, such as C.S. Lewis, Tolkien persevered. During this time, Tolkien wrote a brilliant parable called, "Leaf by Niggle". In this four-day plan, I’ll highlight biblical truths from that short story which give us great hope for our work today.

  • Stop Waiting for Peace

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    “I just feel such a peace about [insert decision].” It’s one of the most Christianese phrases in our modern lexicon. But is it biblical? That’s the question we’ll explore in this reading plan. Whether you’re trying to choose between jobs, whether or not to start a business, or where to send your kids to school, I pray the biblical truths in this plan will give you confidence in your decisions.

  • A God-Honoring Approach to Planning

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    We Christians ought to be set apart in how we make plans for our work and lives. This devotional examines 4 biblical principles to help us approach planning in a God-honoring way. Whether you’re setting goals for your business for the next year or simply trying to plan out the week ahead, my hope is that this devotional will help you plan in a way that brings God joy.

  • Jesus the Creator, Carpenter, Gardener, and King

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    Jesus reveals himself in Scripture as creator (at the beginning of time), carpenter (with his birth into the home of Joseph), gardener (at the resurrection), and king (in the new Jerusalem). This plan will lead you to a deeper appreciation for each of these appearances and what they mean for the work you do each day.

  • Time Management Principles From God’s Word

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    Are you frustrated that there are not more than 24 hours in a day? Overwhelmed by the number of projects on your to-do list? Tired of being tired and not having enough time to spend in God’s Word and with your friends and family? These may be the most common struggles in the world. The good news is that the Bible offers clear principles for managing our time well. This plan will expound upon those Scriptures and give you super practical advice for how to make the most of what time you have left in this life!

  • Trust, Hustle, And Rest

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    The Bible commands us to work hard, but it also tells us that it is God—not us—who produces results through our work. As this four day plan will show, the Christian professional must embrace the tension between “trusting” and “hustling” in order to find true Sabbath rest.

  • C.S. Lewis And The Call To Create

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    This 4-day plan weaves Scripture together with C. S. Lewis’s own words to show how the redemptive work of Christ led Lewis to embrace his own vocation as a means of telling redemptive stories. As we will see modeled in the life of Lewis, the gospel changes everything about our work, from our motivations for work, to what we create, to how we work each day.

  • The Faithful and The Fruitful

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    John Piper once said, “My job is faithfulness. God’s is fruitfulness.” That quote beautifully illustrates a tension we see throughout God’s Word—namely that while Scripture commands us to work hard, it also tells us that God alone produces results through our work. How do we manage this tension? That’s the question we’ll answer in this four-day devotional.

  • 2 Corinthians on Work

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    2 Corinthians has a lot to say about your vocation. While this 7-day plan will by no means be an exhaustive study of Paul’s second letter, I’m confident that the seven passages we study will fuel hope and obedience in your work!

  • Called To Create

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    Entrepreneurship and creativity can be used in powerful ways to glorify God, love others, and make disciples of Jesus Christ. In this five day plan, you will read Scripture and stories from C.S. Lewis, Arthur Guinness, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Casper ten Boom: four Christians who embraced the call to create and who will inspire you to do the same.

  • Bezalel and the Creative Spirit Of God

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    The first person the Bible says was "filled with the Spirit of God" was an obscure artist and entrepreneur named Bezalel. Over the next four days, we will dig into the few passages of Scripture in which Bezalel pops up, applying insights from his life to the work you and I do today.

  • 21 Days to Finding Eternal Purpose in Your Daily Work

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    Did you know that you'll work in Heaven? And that God himself works? And that the work you do today has the chance of lasting physically into eternity? In this 21-day plan, you'll read the Scriptures that make these truths and many more, helping you see the eternal significance in your daily work.

  • 7 Ways God Worked "In the Beginning"

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    We don’t have to wonder how God works because He has given us loads of insight in his Word. In this seven-day plan, we’ll walk slowly through Genesis 1-2 to glean seven insights about how God worked “in the beginning,” and what that means for how we ought to work as his image-bearers today.

  • Master Of One

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    The opposite of mastery is mediocrity, and mediocrity is nothing less than a failure of love and a misrepresentation of the image of God. In this Plan, you’ll explore why Christians should have the highest standards of excellence in our work, what we should be looking for in our “one thing,” and how you can achieve mastery of your vocation for the glory of God and the good of others.

  • Anxiety: How To Confront It, Cast It, & Carry On

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    Anxiety is an epidemic, especially amongst busy professionals. And let’s face it—Christians aren’t exempt from the problem. Over the course of this three-day reading plan, we’ll look to Scripture to reveal three practical steps for managing anxiety in the workplace, giving gospel-rooted hope to every one of us who feels anxious and overwhelmed.