Pastor Lead Initiatives

 Avenues to better educate, equip, and encourage Christian awareness, action, and accountability among entire congregations and individual members of the church

1.    Advertise and deliver a series of biblical messages that focus on workplace ministry and practical day-to-day faith application. Be sure to plan services that include dynamic testimonies from men and women in various capacities of the labor force.

2.    Start a prayer team dedicated to interceding specifically for those men and women who wish to share requests and be prayed for throughout the work week. Seek to have a person or several people bathe each day (Monday-Saturday) in prayer. Record and celebrate answered prayers!

3.    Utilize your small group ministry (or Sunday school or some other existing discipleship avenue) as a way to teach workplace ministry on a more personal level. Utilize curriculum that is biblical and topically focused.

4.    Encourage members of the congregation to invite the pastor and/or pastoral staff to their respective places of employment throughout the community to establish and foster new or improved relationships with others in the community.

5.    Send out the TOSD biblical devotionals (and/or those of other similar ministries) to members who are willing to receive them. Ask the Lord to raise up someone who will be responsible to build awareness, collect email addresses, and submit them to such ministries regularly.

6.    Invite a team from TOSD to lead a weekend experience that is tailored for your congregation with regard to teaching the practical and spiritual aspects of faith-life application. Conclude this experience with a well-planned Sunday morning spotlight on faith in the workplace.

7.    Commission, in a worship service such as the one suggested above, all people who are willing to view themselves as called by God to ministry in the workplace and who are willing to be intentional, accountable, and fully used by the Holy Spirit in their workplace setting.

8.    Use your church’s paper or electronic newsletter to expose those stories and victories won on the job by members who share their ideas, struggles, and experiences.

9.    Train and equip your student pastor and student ministry leadership then challenge them to educate the middle school and high school students with an eye toward the theology of priesthood of believers. Use a retreat setting/format to communicate the associated biblical principles. Get creative and get the kids involved in making it a weekend to remember!

10.    Generally speaking, differentiate role distinction but draw no value distinctions between those who are career ministers and those who are workplace ministers.

11.    Invite your pastor to lunch at your workplace and ask him to pray for your company, business, or organization. Use it as an opportunity to let him know what areas the church may improve on relative to building relationships of influence in the community and what you are hoping to do personally through your place of employment.

12.    Recruit and provide simple training to a team of active senior adults who want to make a difference and send them out into businesses, companies, and organizations as volunteers. Send them into places that may never have dreamed of having such bright, energetic, and trustworthy people serve their workplace for no charge! Use these relationships as a means to influence others for the Gospel.