The Fourth Frontier: Exploring the New World of Work

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The typical American spends 80,000 to 100,000 of his or her best hours at work. For many, those hours are spent without a sense of purpose, meaning, or passion. But it doesn't have to be that way.

For followers of Jesus, work is not just something we have to do. It's an opportunity to enter into deep participation in the life and work of the living God--a vital, unique, and powerful dimension of an abundant life in Christ. But many followers of...

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The typical American spends 80,000 to 100,000 of his or her best hours at work. For many, those hours are spent without a sense of purpose, meaning, or passion. But it doesn't have to be that way.

For followers of Jesus, work is not just something we have to do. It's an opportunity to enter into deep participation in the life and work of the living God--a vital, unique, and powerful dimension of an abundant life in Christ. But many followers of Christ are uninformed or misinformed when it comes to what the Bible teaches about work.

Through extensive research, consulting, mentoring, and interviewing, co-authors Thomas Addington and Stephen Graves have found that few followers of Jesus realize how much the Bible has to say about all the decisions, dilemmas, deals, and duties inherent in everyday work. From handling change to handling trauma, from creating a strategic plan to managing a staff dispute, from establishing travel policies to dealing with a dishonest supervisor, biblical truth is relevant, applicable, and discernable in workplace issues.

The Fourth Frontier is for you if you're longing to:

  • Understand God's personal calling for your life.
  • Experience a sense of satisfaction and a God-connection to your job.
  • Use your God-given skills for His kingdom while you're at work.
  • Feel passion, peace, and purpose about your time between 8 and 5.
  • Avoid the fears and anxieties that strangle joy for most employees.
  • Create a supportive synergy between your family and your work life.
  • Feel balance in all areas of your life.

Followers of Jesus need not live fragmented, imbalanced, frenetic lives of conflicting demands and polarized priorities. Embark on a journey into The Fourth Frontier and embark on a journey of learning what it means to live a Christ-centered life of devotion, integrity, stewardship, and rest-and learning to be salt and light in the workplace and the world.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780849916687
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/17/2000
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

A Ph.D. graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and an expert in organizational analysis and strategic planning, Stephen R. Graves mentors and speaks at business seminars.

As a former professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Arkansas, Thomas G. Addington co-founded The Cornerstone Group, a company built to integrate biblical wisdom and business excellence.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2002

    Personal Integrity in the Workplace

    'How did we ever get to the place where we thought that to be good Christians, we had to quit our jobs and become full-time `ministers,¿ sail for foreign shores to serve as a missionary, or run a homeless shelter?' ask The Fourth Frontier authors Stephen R. Graves and Thomas G. Addington. 'All those assignments are good,' they continue. 'But those jobs have no higher value than any other assignment God gives to his people.' Graves and Addington, co-founders of the Cornerstone Group, authored The Fourth Frontier: Exploring the New Role of Work as a road map to help us navigate a landscape of fragmented lives, and to find a focus on our destination. According to the authors, we try to separate our lives into compartments and not worry what one has to do with another. Subsequently, we live very unbalanced lives. They call work the fourth frontier, and insist that biblical truth calls for us to integrate it with the first three frontiers -- family, government and church. 'As we grow more prosperous from our work,' they write, 'we are growing more alienated from our friends, our families and our God.' We use church as a place of retreat, a safe place to withdraw from the world. We want to break life into segments we think we can handle one at a time -- family, work, church, leisure, volunteerism, school, community. 'In addition to the worlds of family, government and church, God has created this fourth frontier,' they say. And Jesus is the 'whole-life solution to the problem of fragmentation ... the antidote to the fragmented life.' They lament that work is usually considered a negative thing, and they rebut that fallacy with the thesis of The Fourth Frontier: 'God has ordained work. It was his idea.' The volume cites sound biblical principles to support that thesis, pointing out that more than half of Jesus¿ parables incorporate a theology of work for his followers. Graves and Addington dismiss the claim of some who say man didn¿t have to work until after Adam¿s fall. It¿s simple. They quote Genesis 2:15: 'The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.' Because God¿s original plan called for man to work, the authors believe we¿ll work in heaven. Finally, they point out that the Word never refers to a time at which one should quit work -- i.e., retire. To help us integrate work, faith and all of life, The Fourth Frontier offers several practical strategies. First, the authors suggest we check our attitude toward work. To help do that, they offer a series of questions including: Do you feel passionate about your work? Is your work significant for God¿s Kingdom? They also spend some ink debunking four common myths about work: (1) Work is a four-letter word, (2) Work is enemy territory, (3) Work is our 'salvation,' and (4) Work is our last priority. Addington and Graves believe that work, the marketplace, is currently the 'greatest opportunity for kingdom influence the world has ever known.' And, they say that as we discover this fourth frontier, we should find a rhythm of family, church, government and work. They contend further that believers should reflect God on the job by -- among other things -- displaying purity, building strong relationships, focusing on the task at hand, showing mercy and compassion, providing servant leadership, demonstrating balance, offering forgiveness and setting correct priorities. The meat of the volume uses six of its eleven chapters to explore fourth frontier 'realities' that are key to having a full and balanced life: devotion, calling, integrity, stewardship, rest and influence. The concluding chapter returns to scriptural foundations, and the authors declare without apology, 'New believers are the only people with a legitimate reason to say, `I don¿t know the Bible very well.¿ ' Know the Book and live the Book, they conclude. They are persuaded that people have never been more receptive to the influence of believers on

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2001

    An excellent guide to faith and career

    A well written guide on the integration of faith and career. These authors are experts and true to biblical application. I recommend this strongly for anyone looking for guidance on seeing the greater purpose in their vocation.

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