Had a wonderful time at “Faith in the Market Place” last evening, an event sponsored by The Jericho Partnership, a faith-based non-profit in Danbury, CT. Their mission specifically seeks the betterment of their home city, Danbury:
“To develop a partnership of Christ-centered word-and-deed ministries and congregations in the city of Danbury, Conn., into a radical, sustainable and transforming cross-cultural force for the common good of all in Danbury.”
As an agency their object is to “Form a collaborative partnership of Christian organizations serving urban Danbury’s at-risk communities.”
At last night’s event there were two speakers that shared how their faith is directly applied in relation to their work—their marketplace faith. Two things stood out: One speaker emphasized that we need to remove and breakdown the barriers between all the compartments we live in as Christians—Church, friends, recreation, work, school—and experience everything as one seamless faith journey. The other speaker told of a group of mutual supporters at his church that gather together on a regular basis to pray for each other and to share in the difficulties that present themselves—at work. He mentioned that all the CEO-types at his church meet as a group on a regular basis. They discuss how to respond and act as Christians as they function in their workplace as the CEO. They even discuss and pray about the tough decisions they have to make as CEOs. He gave as an example the difficult decision about how much co-pay their employees must bear for their health insurance. Great examples of “Faith in the Market Place.”
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