Redeeming Work Study Guides

Redeeming Work Study Guides

Bridging the gap between faith and work.

Your work matters.

You spend 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (or more!) there. It's what you talk about at parties. It's how you introduce yourself. It's where you met a lot of your friends. It might even be the reason you live where you live. Our jobs often dictate the circumstances and rhythms of our lives. So why does Monday morning feel so far from Sunday morning? For many Christians, there is a significant gap between work and faith. The two simply feel unrelated.

This 6-session group study helps bridge that gap. "Redeeming Work" provides several tools to help you and your group along the way. More than just a once-a-week meeting, we've provided ways to reflect daily on how faith and work connect. The study guide includes material that directly relates to the Redeeming Work videos. Plus, each session includes 5 daily exercises for group members to engage throughout the week. They'll be guided to read, study, watch, pray, and act. To help facilitate meaningful group conversations, we've included a helpful Leader's Guide.

Also included is a Pastor's Guide, which provides articles to help pastors and other church leaders better understand the connection between work and faith, and how to better speak about work from the pulpit.

Session One

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
Why did God give us work to do? Rediscover the created goodness of work.

Session Two

But I Hate My Job
As kids we may dream of exciting careers. As adults, we more often lament the beginning of the workweek. Confront the reality of work in a broken world.

Session Three

Redeeming Work
When Christians succeed in the marketplace, everyone prospers as a result. Understand the role work plays in God's larger story of redemption.

Session Four

Calling or Career?
What if I don't feel "called" to my job? Expand our view of calling beyond occupation to vocation.

Session Five

The Powers That Be
Every workplace distributes and limits power. God can use us both when we are "powerful" and when we feel powerless.

Session Six

The God We Serve
Too often we reduce our identity to our work. But our identity is in Christ, and the meaning of our work flows from that relationship.

Leader's Guide—37 pages
Study Guide—20 pages
Pastor's Guide—21 pages

You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies of this resource for use within your local church.

  • Acrobat PDF Document
  • SMG-VBS009-D