Faith in work

Labour of loveREVIEW BY STEVEN CRUMP

BOOK SET | THE LABOUR OF LOVE: LENTEN STUDIES ON FOLLOWING CHRIST AT WORK | JOHN BOTTOMLEY

This series of Lenten Studies provides an opportunity to reflect on God’s presence in our daily work – paid or otherwise. Using scripture readings, prayer, quiet reflection and group discussions, it allows the participant to delve deeply into what God’s calling is in the work that we do.

These five studies have been written by Rev John Bottomley for the Creative Ministries Network Congregation’s Mission to Work program.

The studies integrate reflection on the Lectionary Sunday Gospel readings with the experience of work, including paid work, work in the home and voluntary work. Each study concludes with a simple ritual and prayer.

This Bible study is offered as a resource for deepening the faith of those who desire to be better equipped for their mission and ministry in their world of work. It is also an invitation to connect with other Christian study groups seeking to more faithfully follow Jesus at work. The Creative Ministries Network Congregation (CMNC) believes that following Christ’s mission for the Australian Church necessarily engages us pursuing that calling in the arena of work. CMNC established this mission at the heart of their congregation, which began in the workplace of a Uniting Church community service.

The congregation are seeking to build a network of individuals, study groups and prayerful support with whom to share the vision, and who will join as followers of Christ’s mission for healing, justice and reconciliation in work and life.

My study of The Labour of Love has helped me to find healing for myself and my colleagues and to see what God is calling me to do through my work and life. I would highly recommend this study.

For an order form for a copy of the study, email johnbottomley@netspace.net.au
The cost is $24, which includes a hard copy and an emailed PDF for copies for your study group.

 

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