Mark has been a pioneer in workplace ministry for two decades and has spoken widely on the topic in the UK, continental Europe and in the US.
Underpinning his commitment to seeing God's people equipped and envisioned for ministry, mission and maturity in the workplace lies a broader commitment to seeing God's people envisioned and supported for whatever context they find themselves in - whole-life discipleship. It was this conviction that fuelled the ground-breaking essay Imagine how we can reach the UK, and the project that grew out of it. And in a compelling essay, The Great Divide (2010), Mark explores the stifling, pervasive, life-denying impact of the sacred-secular divide on Christian mission and living.
Mark has produced a number of workplace resources, notably Thank God it's Monday and the widely distributed Supporting Christians at Work - Without Going Insane. In addition, he has developed Christian Life and Work, a 6-part small group DVD resource, and edited Pocket Prayers for Work. He is also the writer and presenter of theImagine DVD and, with Tracy Cotterell, the editor of Let my People Grow - a collection of essays on whole-life disciplemaking. Most recently he edited and contributed sections to Trevor Cooling's LICC resource Supporting Christians in Education. He is also editor of the Faith at Work (IVP) series.
Mark's book, The Best Idea in the World (Zondervan 2009), explores how putting relationships first in our thinking and living is a liberating basis for our personal lives, society and global community.
In 2014, Mark produced two new resources Fruitfulness on the Frontline, a book published by IVP, and a creative eight-session DVD course with the same title. Brimming with real-life stories, the combination of fresh biblical insight, humour and practical steps will not only spark your imagination; it will enrich your sense of wonder at the greatness and grace of the God who not only gave his life for us, but invites us to join him in his glorious, transforming work.
Most recently, a collection of Mark's Christmas poems has been published. In Adventure, the poems retell the ancient story with reflections setting the historical and contemporary context, bringing out the incredible wonder without flinching from the sinister and brutal historical realities. Exquisitely illustrated and designed by David McNeill. A perfect gift.
Mark has served as Chairman of Jews for Jesus (UK and Europe) and has acted as a consultant for a number of organisations including The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Tearfund. Mark is married to Katriina and they have three exuberant offspring - Matt, Tomas & Anna-Marie - and an even more exuberant dog called Spark. Mark does a reasonable imitation of Rowan Atkinson and a terrible one of Sean Connery. His wife wishes it were the other way round. His children wish he wouldn't do either.