Ten Ways to Encourage Vocational Stewardship In Your Church
Small Group Discussion Guide on Vocation – Use these questions to enliven your small group’s ability to support members in living missionally through their daily work.
Discussion Questions for Use by Vocational Guilds – Does your church gather members into small groups by profession (e.g., law, medicine, business, art)? If so, invite them to try out these discussion starters.
Influence Audit – Congregants can use this tool to list “who they know” who could be valuable resources for advancing the church’s work in the community.
A Talents Inventory – Congregants are more than their spiritual gifts. They are also their natural gifts. Use this tool with congregants to help them inventory their natural and vocational abilities and the talents they possess that need to be stewarded well for the Kingdom.
The Dimensions of Vocational Power – We cannot steward well that which we don’t recognize we possess. Use this tool to help congregants identify and inventory the dimensions of their vocational power.
More Effective Outreach– Amy Sherman, Gospel Movement.org
Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good– Amy Sherman, Crosswalk.com
Vocational Stewardship Beyond Piety to the Public Good– Amy Sherman, Center for Public Justice
Vocation Needs No Justification– Steven Garber, Comment Magazine, Fall 2010
Words and Deeds– Joel Belz, World Magazine, September 24th, 2011
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