God’s charge to go forth into the world and make disciples is interpreted by some to mean they should take advantage of the environment to exhibit their faith at work. Take for example, a New York Times article about an Otsego, MN, bank who’s co-owner said, â€œWe use the bank as front to do full-time ministry.â€ The Riverview Community Bank makes it a point to introduce the concept of Jesus Christ as personal lord and savior to employees and customers alike.
But is work the proper place for an expression of faith? Seems to us at Solomon Success that the question itself is a false dichotomy, offering but two options:
1. Avoid anything remotely religious while at work
2. Use your job interaction to bring the holy roller hammer down on anyone who wanders past
The truth is, these are not the only choices. Work does not exist in a vacuum. For the believer, faith is an intrinsic part of their character no matter where they are. No separation is possible. Their belief system is embedded too deeply in the fiber of their being to try to suppress it for the sake of the work day. In fact, it may have been that character that got you the job in the first place.
Ultimately, the way one expresses their faith at work or any other point throughout the day is a deeply personal choice. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, we don’t claim to have all the answers, but sometimes just raising the question is a pretty good start.
The Solomon Success Team
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