Connecting Sunday and Monday

Episode 777

Host Ed Stetzer joins his with long-time friend, colleague, professor, and ethics expert Scott Rae to discuss how pastors and planters can better address the week-long needs of their congregations. Tune in to discover the unique vantagepoints of bivocational pastors and how we can empower our people at the intersections of their work and ministry.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Why our contributions in the workplace are so much more than a means to an end
  • Ways to intentionally engage the challenges of your people throughout the week
  • How to train your congregation to sense what God is doing amidst their daily lives
  • The significance of connecting your Sunday sermons to your people’s work and personal time
  • The impact of representing your people in all walks of life from the pulpit—from the businessman to the retiree to the stay-at-home mom

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Sharable Quotes (#NewChurches):

The more familiar I am with what the people I’m serving are doing during the week, the better equipped I’ll be in making my applications to them. — Scott Rae

I’d love to see our preachers apply the fruit of the Spirit to the workplace. Think about it: who would you rather hire? Somebody characterized by the fruit of the Spirit or by the deeds of the flesh? It’s not a tough call. — Scott Rae

Scripture’s example is not merely a one-way conversation with the pastor’s teaching, but a mutual understanding of the Galatians all holding one another up and bearing one another’s burdens. — Ed Stetzer

It is in the discussions, relationships, and small groups where people are growing spiritually. We want our people to dwell together in the Word of God, not just hear it preached. — Ed Stetzer

Dignify the work that God has called you to do. Work was ordained in Genesis 1-2—not in chapter 3—because our work is not our penalty. Yeah, it’s fallen, but God cursed the ground, not our work. — Scott Rae

Published October 12, 2023

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