How do we redeem the marketplace for Jesus?
Think for a moment. Where do the MAJORITY of men and women spend a MAJORITY of their time interacting with a MAJORITY of the lost world? At church? In the neighbourhood? NO. In the workplace! Yet, as Doug Sherman, in Your Work Matters to God, indicates: “Our surveys reveal that 90-97% of Christians have never heard a sermon relating biblical principles to their work life.”
For many, work can be a drag. Many find their jobs unfulfilling. They hate Mondays and can’t wait for Fridays. They live for weekends and vacations. According to a Princeton management survey of the American public, 62% of Americans say they hate their jobs! Is that the way it’s supposed to be? What should be the Christian’s response to work?
IDMC Conference 2017 picks up this very crucial theme of Marketplace Discipleship. It is an important subject for radical discipleship today. We’ve got to redeem the Marketplace for Jesus. It is here where the Kingdom strikes back!