Workship

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In her book, Kara explores the biblical view of work, provides six spiritual disciplines to integrate faith and work, shares practical wisdom on how to make a difference in the workplace, and offers ideas to help churches better equip their congregations to live out their faith at work.

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“The Hebrew root word for ‘work’ is also the root word for ‘service’, particularly service to God in worship. By combining the two English words, ‘work’ and ‘worship’, I hope to challenge people to integrate their faith and work. Work does not just refer to what is done in paid employment. I believe God sees work as any purposeful activity requiring focus and effort. It could be housework, schoolwork, caring for children or parents, study, paid work, voluntary work, etc.” – Kara Martin

In her book, Kara explores the biblical view of work, provides six spiritual disciplines to integrate faith and work, shares practical wisdom on how to make a difference in the workplace, and offers ideas to help churches better equip their congregations to live out their faith at work.

Publisher’s Preface

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: Work as Worship

Introduction to Section 1: A Biblical View of Work
Chapter 1: Work as a Gift
Chapter 2: Work as a Good Thing
Chapter 3: Working as Cursed
Chapter 4: Who Redeems Work?
Chapter 5: Righteous Working
Chapter 6: Eternal Work

Introduction to Section 2: Spiritual Disciplines for Work
Chapter 7: Holy Working
Chapter 8: Gospel Working
Chapter 9: Prayerful Working
Chapter 10: Incarnational Working
Chapter 11: Spirit-Empowered Working
Chapter 12: Social Justice Working

Introduction to Section 3: Practical Wisdom for Working
Chapter 13: Vocation
Chapter 14: Work and Identity
Chapter 15: Working Relationships
Chapter 16: Kingdom Business

Introduction to the Appendices: Applying Spiritual Disciplines for Work
Appendix 1: Spiritual Disciplines of Working Questionnaire
Appendix 2: The Spiritual Disciplines and Fruitfulness on the Frontline
Workship Endnotes

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Weight 0.25 kg
“Kara Martin’s Workship breaks new ground in the crowded field of books on Christians in the workplace. From her valuable tips on applying spiritual disciplines, to her solid theological reflection, Martin integrates practical realities of work with the biblical call to live as faithful disciples in the world.” Lynn H. Cohick Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College (IL) “This is an immensely helpful book. If you’ve heard that work for the Christian is just a place to do evangelism, or make money to support real Christian ministry, then read this book and think again. I feel blessed as a preacher, teacher and pastor by this book, but more importantly, I feel blessed as a worker for having read it.” Richard Condie Bishop of Tasmania “Workship is the result of Kara’s decades-long quest to unify work and faith and countless workers will be grateful — as I am — for the blood, sweat, tears and spirit she’s poured into this endeavour. This wonderful little book is an easy read but don’t be deceived — this is weighty stuff worth every worker’s time. Do yourself a favour — pre-order Volume II now.” Justine Toh Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Public Christianity “The first thing that struck me about this excellent book is its name. It declares two fundamental truths. One, that worship is something that involves the whole of life and is not just an activity you do on Sunday. Two, that a large part of our lives is spent in our everyday work and therefore we are to glorify God with our work. We need to ‘workship’.” Tan Soo Inn Director, Graceworks Private Limited, Singapore

Kara Martin

Kara Martin is Project Leader with Seed, a lecturer with Mary Andrews College, and formerly the Associate Dean of the Marketplace Institute at Ridley College in Melbourne. She has worked in media and communications, human resources, business analysis and policy development roles, in a variety of organisations, and as a consultant. She was Director of the School of Christian Studies for three years and has lectured with the Brisbane School of Theology, Macquarie Christian Studies Institute and Wesley Institute. Kara has a particular passion for integrating our Christian faith and work, as well as helping churches connect with workplace Christians. She is married to David, and they have two amazing adult children.