Church on Sunday, Work on Monday: The Challenge of Fusing Christian Values with Business Life / Edition 1

Church on Sunday, Work on Monday: The Challenge of Fusing Christian Values with Business Life / Edition 1

by Laura Nash, Scotty McLennan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787956988

ISBN-13: 9780787956981

Pub. Date: 09/24/2001

Publisher: Wiley

Must business people leave their Christian values at church?

While many business people have a strong and growing interest in the relationship between work and spirit, few find the church to be a resource in their explorations. How can business people live out their faith at work? And how can the church respond more effectively to business people s

Overview

Must business people leave their Christian values at church?

While many business people have a strong and growing interest in the relationship between work and spirit, few find the church to be a resource in their explorations. How can business people live out their faith at work? And how can the church respond more effectively to business people s needs?

Church on Sunday, Work on Monday takes the "spirituality at work" movement to the next level, offering practical advice on how business people can find and develop better resources within Christian communities. Nash andMcLennan assess the distance between pew and pulpit, articulate how the church is turning off business and professional people, and make concrete recommendations on how church leaders and lay business people can work together in partnership to bridge the gap. They also offer practical help for business people who wish to nurture the soul, create harmony, connect with community, and perform ethically on the job.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787956981
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/24/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Ken Blanchard.

Acknowledgments.

Preface.

Introduction.

Part One: In Separate Worlds: Exploring the Gap Between Church and Business.

1. Spirituality Goes to Work, the Church Stays Away: Religious Disconnects in American Business Lives.

2. Between Worlds: Attempts to Integrate Religion and Business.

3. Not Our Modus Operandi: The Church's Response to Business.

4. Testing the Relationship: Mapping a Framework for Integrating Church and Business.

Part Two: Get Off My Turf! Why Things Fall Apart.

5. You Just Don't Understand: Communication Gaps Between Church and Business.

6. Turf Wars: Overcoming Negative Stereotypes and Notions of "Proper" Roles.

7. Different Voices: The Problem of Language and Pluralism.

Part Three: Working Together: A New Integration Model.

8. The New Terms of Religious Engagement: How Church and Business Can Work Together.

9. The Road Ahead.

A Note on Methodology.

Notes.

Suggested Reading.

The Authors.

Index.

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