The concept of workplace ministry is, of course, not new and there are several ministries that are focused on bringing business owners together in peer groups to encourage and challenge one another. Many of you will be familiar with the work of YPO, YEO and Vistage. There are groups that are just as good, if not better, in the faith driven space. What follows is a listing of some that we've come to know. No website, no podcast, no thing can replace the value that comes from meeting with people face to face to explore how God is working through people's lives and businesses.
Lastly, just about every good pro sports team in America has a Chaplain. That comes as a surprise for many, but it shouldn't. Owners of organizations that are all about getting the best out of human talent know that they need to provide for career advancement, financial needs, healthcare AND spiritual well-being. So should you. Check out the last two names on this list: Corporate Chaplains of America and Marketplace Chaplains. From full time chaplains to every other Friday morning, these guys are very, very good and may provide the biggest ROI in your business.
Know of some great marketplace ministries that we haven't included? Please let us know.
C12 - Founded in 1992 by Buck Jacobs in Tampa, Florida, C12 has grown from three local Peer Advisory Groups to the nation’s largest network of Christian CEOs, business owners, and executives. C12 is a leader in the movement of God in and through the marketplace. Located in major metro areas across the United States, The C12 Group serves businesses with 5 to 5,000+ employees and annual revenues ranging from $1 million to $1 billion+. To find the C12 group closest to you, see this link.
CBMC - CBMC's mission is to present Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to business and professional men and to develop Christian business and professional men to carry out the Great Commission.
Center for Faith + Work Los Angeles - Dedicated to transforming our relationship to work, fostering human flourishing and renewing Los Angeles. CFWLA provides workshops, courses, an intensive nine month fellows program and annual conferences all designed to enable theological + spiritual formation, creation of rich transformative community, and initiation of concrete expressions of cultural renewal in the greater Los Angeles area.
Christian Economic Forum - CEF has become a global platform for leaders to collaborate and introduce strategic ideas for the spread of God’s economic principles and the goodness of Jesus Christ. In the years since its birth, CEF has grown beyond simply an annual event. Before, it was a global event you went to. Now, it is becoming a global network you belong to.
Convene - Founded in 1996 by Brian Thatcher and a group of five CEOs and business owners, Convene was created to meet a vital need. God gave Brian and his partners a passion for successful business leaders that were isolated and lacked the tools, support and relationships they needed to build profitable businesses. At the same time, they helped them integrate their faith with their work to make a great Kingdom impact.
Corporate Chaplains of America - CCA's mission is to “build caring relationships with the hope of gaining permission to share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ in a non-threatening manner.” As global economies rise and fall, one need remains the same – the need of souls to find lasting hope.
Denver Institute for Faith & Work is a network of churches and professionals came together to dream of what a broader vision of the gospel might look like for our own lives – and for the city of Denver. It aims to fill the gap between faith and work, public and private, church and city. Its guiding principles are: think theologically; embrace relationships; create good work; seek deep spiritual health; and serve others sacrificially.
Eagles Leadership Institute (ELI) is a ministry of Eagles Communications which seeks to genuinely live and creatively share the authentic, transforming experience of grace and truth in God. As an organization with Asian roots, we strive to leave a legacy of effective leaders in Asia. Using our model, experience, and network, we seek to impact Asian societies through the witness of Christian communities led by God-centred leaders.
FCCI - If you’ve been blessed with a business stewardship, then your business should be about more than just the bottom line. FCCI gives you the tools, training, and life-on-life experience you need to integrate your faith through your business.
Generosity Path - Generosity Path operates globally, sharing the biblical message of generosity. We help those whom God has entrusted with much as they host conversations about the joy and freedom that flow from a life generously lived. Generosity Path will never ask you for money. We are privately funded by a group of Christian givers. During our time together, we place Christ at the center and remove anxiety.
His Way At Work - Inspiring and helping Business Leaders to improve their workplace by having God at the center and caring for people as He did to create Eternal Value. Collecting and sharing Faith-At-Work best practices for over a decade.
Marketplace Chaplains - 1,500 chaplains across 49 states. These guys have been at it since 1984.
New Canaan Society - NCS is a group of men who gather together to encourage each other in friendship and faith and to support each other to be better husbands, fathers — and better men — in the marketplace and communities. Friendship at NCS happens through regular meetings in local Chapters across the country.
Truth at Work - Truth at Work is one of America’s leading and fastest growing marketplace ministries. Since 1998, we have developed products, programs, and services to serve thousands of Christian business and marketplace leaders
Theology of Work - The vision of the Theology of Work Project is that every Christian be equipped and committed for work as God intends. The Theology of Work Project (TOW) is the deepest, largest, and most trusted source of biblical, theological, and pastoral material related to work, available at our online bookstore.
Workmatters – Most of us will spend half of our adult lives or more at work. Since 2003, Workmatters has helped thousands of men and women across the country discover God’s purpose for their work, and experience new meaning and joy in the time they spend at work. Workmatters equips people to integrate their faith into their work by providing powerful events; relevant blog, video, and discussion group content; and foundational training – all to help you live out your faith at work in practical ways that have a big impact.
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