We all have an everyday context that’s significant to God, full of people who matter to God. But can we see how God might have been working in and through us on our frontlines? And can we imagine what more God might want to do there?
Brimming with real-life stories, biblical insight, and practical steps, these resources will spark your imagination and enrich your sense of wonder at the greatness and grace of the God who invites us to join his glorious work.
The suite includes a book (for individual reading) and small group series (including videos), which explore six ‘M’s – six expressions of fruitfulness:
1. Modelling godly character
On our frontlines, godly character is both modelled and displayed
2. Making good work
There is dignity and value in the everyday tasks we do
3. Ministering grace & love
God has shown us grace and love, how might we minister to those around us?
4. Moulding culture
How can we influence the culture on our frontlines so people flourish more?
5. Mouthpiece for truth & justice
Becoming champions of right living and fair dealing on our frontlines
6. Messenger of the gospel
Growing in confidence in talking about Jesus with people on our frontlines
Small group course
Combining biblical teaching from Mark Greene and inspiring real-life stories, these eight video-based sessions will help you and your group see how you can make a difference on your frontlines and support one another along the way.
This is an eight-session small group course that will help you do just that. Because when we nourish the roots of our faith, we’ll see the fruit of our faith – as God works through us to transform the places we’re in and love the people we’re with.
And when we work with God to grow more like his Son, meeting our needs in him rather than our own strength, we can live more authentically for him – using our whole selves for his glory.
This course is the sequel to the hugely popular Fruitfulness on the Frontline – together they make a great two-term series
Guided by videos featuring hosts Tim Yearsley and Ennette Lainchbury, walk through eight sessions full of biblical insight, real-life stories, and practical steps:
1. Growing wherever we are
Explore how God can help us grow more like Jesus in the everyday places and situations in which we find ourselves.
2. Our choices affect our fruitfulness
Our choices lead to consequences, whether we realise it or not. We look at how the choices we make affect the fruit we bear.
3. Our desires influence our choice
Explore what often lies beneath the choices we make – the desires of our hearts.
4. Our emotions reveal our desires
Dig deeper into how we can identify some of our more powerful desires by noticing our emotions.
5. Maturing in every season
Explore some of the different seasons of life, and how we can work with God to grow in maturity through them.
6. Going deeper with God in tough times
Dig deeper into the most challenging season, winter, and consider God’s invitation to push our roots more deeply into him in this season.
7. Turning inner growth into fruitful action
Put together all we’ve learnt, so we can grow in the freedom to respond as Jesus would to the situations we’re in.
8. Sustaining growth on the frontline
Explore how we can embed what we’ve been learning throughout this course, looking at three ways we can grow and be fruitful over the long haul.
,A ministry of Redeemer City to City, equips, connects, and mobilises churches and city networks around the world for gospel-centered faith and work ministry. City to City’s mission is to prayerfully help leaders start and strengthen churches to advance the gospel together in their city. Its vision is to see the gospel of Jesus Christ transform lives and impact cities.
A variety of resources are available at https://www.globalfaithandwork.com/.
Ken is passionate about helping others feel connected and at peace with God, themselves, and their neighbours in a society that often excludes spirituality from the working world. Through teachings and books, he reveals how to find purpose in a volatile, uncertain and anxious world.
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The Business Connection, Scottish charity number SC045163 is the parent charity of Thrive Scotland