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What It Means to Be a Christian Leader in Business

No matter what you do for a living, you’ve likely been challenged on the job. When you take your faith to work, though, you’ll have the strength to make it through. Whether your career is in ministry or with a secular organization, integrating your Christian values into your position sets the stage for moral performance … Continued

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Barna Group’s Bill Denzel on Christians Connecting Calling with Career

Bill Denzel is Vice President at Barna Group and the Executive Director of the Barna Vocation Project. Barna has a multi-year vision for studying vocation and providing data-driven resources to help people discover and activate their calling. Both Denzel and David Kinnaman, Barna’s President, are passionate about the concept of vocation—what we are called to … Continued

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Exploring Christians at Work: Dr. Ben Ries on the Barna Group Study

A collaborative partnership between the Barna Group in Ventura, CA and Abilene Christian University has produced a new report titled Christians at Work. The first step in a multi-year initiative focused on vocation, this powerful study examines employed, self-identified Christians in the United States. The goal was to specifically explore vocational attitudes within the respondents’ … Continued

Vocational Formation

Vocational Formation at ACU: Finding Your Purpose and Passion

“Vocation is the place where your deep gladness meets the world’s deep need.” That quote from theologian and writer Frederick Buechner rings true of what a Christian education can help you find. At ACU, you can discover and develop your calling through vocational formation. What is Vocational Formation? Vocational formation is all about finding your … Continued

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Feed Them and They Will Come

If you plan on working in the area of higher education, or even in youth services, it is essential that you identify strategies for engaging youth and young adults. One of the first steps in this process is getting their attention and holding it long enough to give them your elevator pitch. This pitch will … Continued

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Effective Bible Journaling

There is a new wave of scrapbooking hitting the internet—Bible journaling. The practice takes the traditional practice of making notes in the margin of a Bible and takes it to the next level. Instead of just jotting down notes from sermons or personal anecdotes related to scripture, bible journaling allows you to respond to scripture … Continued