We have heard joyful testimonies of work turning into worship.
We have heard the surprise and amazement from those realizing for the first time that they have been called to work and that it is a good thing!
We have heard the lament and pain from those working in positions where there is little joy to be found, surrounded by ethical challenges with pressure from all sides.
We have heard the frustration of those who are trying to get the paradigm of the "church as building" to shift to the "church as people," but realizing that it can be a long and sometimes slow process. We are creatures of habit. We like to do activities. We don't necessarily like discipleship.
We continue to be convinced that God is doing something in His Church. People are longing to know that their lives and their work have relevance and meaning beyond a paycheck. They desire to know that the God they are serving sees them as part of His solution - not part of a problem.
|Ecole Biblique de Koubri, Burkina Faso|
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