In Matthew 10:16, Christ advised His Apostles to be "wise" and "innocent" as they go out "in the midst of wolves." This book shows Christians how to be wise and innocent as they work among people who sometimes behave like wolves. Temptation, greed, dishonesty, and misguided ambition have always presented challenges for Christians in the workplace. Add secular bias, political correctness, and persecution to the mix, and the modern workplace becomes a foreboding environment for Christians to navigate. This is so much the case, many Christians wonder if it is still possible to earn a living without compromising their faith.
Christians on the Job does more than demonstrate that Christians can stand firm when confronted with faith-related dilemmas in the workplace. It also demonstrates how to go about it. Using concepts illustrated with real-life examples, steps to implement in specific situations, life application questions, and resources for going deeper, Dr. Goetsch draws a clear map to ensure Christians can find their way and thrive on the job.
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About the Author
Dr. David Goetsch has decades of experience in the private sector, as a Professor of Business, as a Christian counselor, and a U.S. Marine. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Organizational Leadership, four Masters Degrees (Business Management, Political Science/Economics, Counseling, and Educational Leadership), a Bachelor Degree in Business/Technical Education, and an Associate Degree. At various times, he has been America’s Business/Technical Professor of the Year (named by the U.S. Department of Education), Florida’s Business/Technical Professor of the Year, and Professor of the year at his local college multiple times. Dr. Goetsch is in the Florida Veteran’s Hall of Fame for significant contributions to the state in the areas of higher education, economic development, and community leadership following his service in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is the author of over 50 books including Quality Management for Organizational Excellence and Occupational Safety for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Temptation, Rejection, and Persecution in the Workplace xiii
Chapter 1 Know How to Respond When Your Faith Is Challenged at Work 1
Chapter 2 Do Nor Hide Your Faith at Work-Live It 21
Chapter 3 Set a 1 Corinthians 13 Example for Your Coworkers 39
Chapter 4 Be a Servant Leader among Your Coworkers 57
Chapter 5 Be Wise and Innocent When Translating Scripture into Action 95
Chapter 6 Build Positive Relationships with Unbelieving Coworkers 107
Chapter 7 Maintain Positive Relationships with Unbelieving Coworkers 133
Chapter 8 Approach Your Job as a Ministry-Let Your Example Be a Daily Sermon 161
Chapter 9 Approach Diversity in a Christ-Like Manner 179
Chapter 10 Learn to Cope with Frustration and Discouragement in a Biblical Manner 211
Chapter 11 Persevere in the Faith When Facing Adversity 223
Chapter 12 Respond to Persecution and Cyber-Bullying in a Christ-like Manner 241