Below you will find audio links for a series of four talks by Graham Hooper. In each talk, Graham reflects on how our faith is tested at work: through failure, success, accountability and relationships.
Graham Hooper is a senior Executive with a global infrastructure company. He became a Christian in his early twenties while living in Tanzania and has spent his life working in the secular world. His career has taken him to some twenty countries. Graham is based in Australia and is currently working in the Middle East. He is married with three children and has 8 grandchildren.
His book ‘The Gap’ (working title), which addresses the challenge of living authentically as a Christian, is to be published by IVP in 2012.
Introduction to the series
When I first became a Christian in my 20’s, I was told that to grow in the faith I needed to pray, to read God’s word and to join a church. It all sounded pretty simple. What I was not told, but what I have since learned, is that we also grow through facing difficult issues, and taking on difficult challenges, and through learning to rely on God rather just on our own resources. I’ve learned that our faith is strengthened as it is continually tested, particularly in the workplace.
1. Learning from Failure – Listen here (Wednesday 13 June: 36 min)
“Failure is not an option”. This sort of slogan is of course meant to motivate us to press on to achieve our fitness goals. But in the pursuit of fitness, as in life, failure is very much an option. More accurately, failure is an experience we will all go through at some point in life, in some way, in some measure. The question is what do we learn from failure; and how do we come through that experience?
2. Handling Success – Listen here (Wednesday 20 June: 30 min)
Here we look at the other side of the coin – success. A much more fun topic! Success is an experience to be enjoyed, so how can it be a test of faith? In this talk we answer that question as we consider:
3. Accountable Living – Listen here (Wednesday 27 June: 27 min)
It’s ironic that the ones with the most power in this world often live as though they were the least accountable. Jesus said that it’s actually the other way round. Much is required of those to whom much is given, so here we ask:
4. Building Quality Relationships – Listen here (Wednesday 4 July: 31 min)
Perhaps the biggest test of all is how we deal with people: our bosses, our colleagues our employees. So, this final session focuses on the whole area of relationships in the workplace and addresses three questions:
The whole park!
Let me take you back to October 2001, five months before, to this life-changing encounter happened to me. I had just finished leading the Christian Life and Work (CLAW) course at my church, Above Bar, in Southampton. I was encouraged and also convicted to take its ideas and challenges into my workplace. I recommended the course to one of my Christian colleagues, Andy, and he ran it at his church, Life Spring, in Reading, during January and February 2002. It was just after he finished CLAW that he hit me with his statement – and at 8.00 am on a Monday morning, it sounded daunting. He didn’t just limit the mission field to our workplace – he felt it was our calling to reach out to the entire spread of business parks where our offices are located, in Theale, south of Reading. There are almost 100 businesses on the parks, ranging from major international corporates to local service-based organisations. We committed ourselves to several weeks of prayer and discussion to arrive at the right outreach strategy. And so, ‘2 Plus’ was born, taking its name from Jesus’ words in Matthew, “…where two or more gather in my name, I will be with you”. Our objective was to provide Christian fellowship for workers in Theale, and to reach out to explorers who would join us. We designed posters and leaflets, created a website, and wrote letters to CEOs, MDs and HR heads. Andy visited every business on the parks to put up the posters and distribute the leaflets, sticking many under the windscreen wipers of countless cars in company car parks. Our first meeting was scheduled for 8.00 am in a conference suite in a flashy block of serviced offices. Paul, a curious Christian, came along… It was rapidly decided between the three of us that breakfast should become lunch, and we leafleted and postered again… Since that first sunny breakfast meeting in early April 2002, 2 Plus has grown to an irregular membership of about 25 Anglicans, Free Evangelicals and Methodists, with a rotating core of 12-14 regulars getting together for an hour or so on Tuesdays. We have been hugely blessed with two people, Edward and Tom, coming to accept the Lord as their Saviour in the first six months of operation. We now have Jonathan and his wife Jan taking Christianity Explored, the introductory course designed by Rico Tice. Jonathan is a colleague of Edward, and Jan, though reluctant at first, is now enthusiastic. They are both being moved by the Lord. We meet for fellowship and to support each other as Christians in the working world. We bring sandwiches, have coffee, share the ups and downs of work, and we pray for each other, the businesses and workers on the parks. The website is currently being remodelled, and will include a prayer bulletin board for daily contact.
Training for the Task
We have run the CLAW course at work, and are just completing the stretching Facing the Challenge programme by David Couchman of Focus Radio. It’s helping us all re-appraise our approach to taking the Good News as Christians to an “alright for you, but not for me” postmodern age. The group also ran a lunchtime Christmas Service at the local Anglican Church, attracting around 90 people from the business parks, and involving the senior choir from the local school to help with the carols. We hold the meetings in the boardroom at the Minolta offices, and have the timeslot booked throughout the year. Neither of our bosses, Paul and James, have problems with this. In fact, James and his secretary, Michelle, came along to the Christmas service. He commented afterwards, “That was really enjoyable, you are genuine and serious about all this, aren’t you…” What an opportunity! Both Andy and I praise the Lord for guiding us to kick-start this fellowship. To be honest, when Jesus is with you and you have a passion and drive to make things happen, doors open and the difficulty scale diminishes. If you work on a business park, grasp the opportunity, make it happen. After all, the Lord may be telling you the same thing he told Andy and I.
When Jesus is with you and you have a passion and drive to make things happen, doors open…
I often find myself talking before I’m quite sure of what I’m going to say. Speaking before my brain has been engaged, sometimes even ending up saying what I didn’t mean to. And wish I hadn’t. And it happens when I’m writing too. Though the great advantage of writing is that you can change it before you send it – you get a second chance. But, in a conversation, you don’t get a second chance: the words are out there – wreaking havoc or healing wounds, raising laughs or raising hackles. Proverbs 18:13 says: “He who answers before listening – that is his folly and his shame”. A hasty word can not only hurt someone else, it can turn you into a fool. And if you speak presumptuously, then it can indeed become ‘your shame’ – ever said something and then wished that the ground would swallow you up? When we call someone ‘a good listener’, it is almost always a compliment; yet when we call someone ‘a good talker’, it is often a criticism. Good listeners make great friends, because we all have an in-built desire to be listened to and understood. With my Christian friends, I have been known to talk at almost infinite length about my faith, football, cars, and how Activesync, Avantgo, WiFi and Bluetooth are the key technological steps towards postmillennial e-communications convergence.Fortunately, they are patient and gracious. But it’s still a bad habit, and it’s lethal if you’re trying to develop a relationship with someone new. James writes: “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak… ” (James 1:19). This is more than watching someone’s mouth move; it is paying attention to everything they say, and being genuinely interested. Listening is the key that unlocks common interests, common experiences. Listening is the key that unlocks the door to their character, their values and their concerns. For ministry and witness at work, it’s crucial.
Listening helps you to identify needs
Effective evangelism stems from understanding the needs of others. Jesus recognised this, not just when he healed physically, but also as he was drawn to the most needy, the most sinful, to be with them. He then was able to identify and respond to their needs.
Listening helps you to ask the right questions
Most of us can’t wait to offer an opinion, jump to a recommendation, offer a diagnosis but the good doctor asks lots of questions before recommending a course of treatment. Questions clarify. Questions release.
Listening helps develop deeper relationships
Few conversions stem from chance meetings or single conversations. People who go on Alpha courses, or a Christian rally, rarely just walk in off the street. Usually, they are there because of a relationship with a friend, with someone they trust. And listening is the key to developing relationships of trust.
Listening helps you choose the right words
Obvious really, but as a Christian you are being watched. Once people know that you are a Christian, a whole battery of preconceptions about who you are and what you believe kicks in. Many non-Christians have particular ideas about how Christians should behave, and how you should speak – and are often quick to point out when we fall below their idea of our standards, even if they don’t share those standards. “I thought Christians weren’t supposed to swear,” comes the rebuke from someone whose language normally turns the air blue with obscenities. At work, what we say will shape our colleagues’ view of both us and Christ. A word out of place can be disastrous; a word well timed can sow the seed of truth into peoples’ lives. The simple power of listening came home to me when I left my last job. I was tremendously encouraged, and rather surprised, by the different messages that my colleagues had left in my leaving card. One in particular stood out. It said: “I really am going to miss you buddy. Thank you for all your support, both business and emotional. Please stay in touch”. I only talked once about my faith with this man, yet we spent several lunchtimes together, with me mostly listening. I never realised that this was of such value to him. I also got to know a ‘White Witch’ in the same workplace. We shared a similar sense of humour, enjoyed each other’s company and had several involving lunchtime discussions about faith, prayer and miracles. I was able to correct some misconceptions that she had about Christianity, and make her consider a different perspective on good and evil. But if I had not been prepared to listen to her views, it is unlikely any meaningful discussion would have taken place. Listening is a powerful weapon for God and His Kingdom. Here are some useful questions that have helped me track my own progress over the years:
1. Do I dominate conversation?
Over the next few days, actually listen to yourself talking and see how much you take over. Proverbs says even a fool will be considered wise if he refrains from speaking.
2. What do I know about the people in my office?
Ask yourself what you really know about the people you’re working with – basic things like family, background, and interests. I’m not talking about keeping a ‘file’ on people; but we spend more time in the company of our work colleagues than with most of our close friends, and we should try to get to know them.
3. Did I listen with my eyes?
We learn about people not just through their words or their tone of voice, but by looking at their face, and interpreting their body language. People will often tell you that they are “fine”; but their eyes often reveal the true picture . That doesn’t mean that we should then probe for information – but it might mean that we pray for them on our own. Indeed, after a conversation, use those few moments walking along the corridor or going through your in-tray to review how well you listened, and how you can improve.
– How did the conversation help me understand them?
– How will this help me to pray for them?
Ask God for help. And insight. After all, you were not alone. God was the silent guest at the conversation, and heard everything. Where people are hurting, or involved in things that are hurting them and others, this is our opportunity to bring the light of God into the situation. Use the things you have found out to bring prayers to God for that person. Even though it is rare that you get an immediate chance to share your faith, you can start to pray for your colleagues and then see what God does. I remember about a year ago, one of my colleagues was unhappy, and desperately wanted to leave. He had been searching for a job for over six months. I told him that I would pray for him and, less than a week later, he had accepted an offer. I asked him whether the prayers had been useful, and he thanked me for them. I am still in touch with him today, and can talk openly about my faith. Maybe he’ll ask me to pray for him again. For many Christians their work colleagues are the only non-Christians that they regularly interact with, so if we are going to show and share Jesus with anyone, then this is the most convenient, if not always the most comfortable, place to do it. And there’s no particular reason why current or past colleagues can’t become good friends. I enjoy relationships with non-Christians, not just because many of them lead rather colourful lives, but also because they keep me ‘in this world.’ In the examples I have given, there were no conversions, yet the seed has been sown. One person was a ‘Buddhist Christian’, another involved in the occult, and the third was a vehement atheist. Yet I know that they now see Christianity in a new light, and that, amazing and humbling as it is, Christ has been revealed to them through me. Now I trust God to bring someone else across their path who may sow more seed, or who may even reap. Of course, it may be that I will be the one to introduce Jesus into their lives, but I’m not precious about this. I have tried to be obedient to God and believe I have brought some people closer to faith. It’s made me grateful to God for the opportunities he has given me in His Kingdom, and grateful to him for my ears.
“A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while they get to know something.” Wilson Mizner
John is a marketing consultant and part of the team that developed the ‘Men Behaving Godly’ course at St James the Less in London.
I was at the office early. We had a client coming in 15 minutes for a presentation of our work. I’d been in the office ’til 10 the night before. I was stressed. I was ratty. I’d instructed Martha, my colleague, to get some paperwork ready for the meeting, but with 15 minutes to go she was nowhere to be seen and the work she had given me was only half done. I went for a stress-busting shot of coffee, and found Martha standing by the kettle chatting to another colleague. I bridled: ‘What on earth are you doing, don’t you know we’ve got clients coming in 10 minutes? Where’s that work I asked you to do?’ She shrugged nonchalantly at me, ‘I did it all yesterday. I gave it to you last night.’ I flipped. With my voice several decibels higher than normal, I ranted: ‘That was only half the stuff I asked you to do, when exactly were you thinking of finishing it?’ Martha remained stubbornly convinced she’d done all I asked her, but I wasn’t about to take this for an answer. I stormed back to my desk, looking for my original instructions to thrust under her nose. And then I realised that the note I’d left her was shorthand, ambiguous, and open to interpretation – especially to someone like Martha for whom English was a second language. I was embarrassed. I’d overreacted, and I hadn’t given clear enough instructions. I knew I had to say sorry, but in truth it was the very last thing I wanted to do. What is it about saying sorry? It really does seem to be the hardest word. How can we find it easy to stand before the throne of God and apologise for life-offending sin, but at the same time find that our apologies to mere mortals often get caught in our throats? Of course, the reason why it is such a tough word to spit out is that ‘sorry’ shows up our mistakes. It invites scorn and ridicule. It might undermine our authority. It might even get us the sack. In a successdriven world, ‘sorry’ is a sign of weakness, an unacceptable admission of failure. All the same, I walked back along the corridor. I prayed, ‘Lord, help me to say sorry and mean it.’ Martha was still there, but the conversation was now animated indignation about the way this stupid English person had treated her. I swallowed hard, grappling with pride as well as fear: ‘Martha, I’m sorry. I’ve re-read my instructions, and I can see why you’ve done what you’ve done. It was my… (how tempting to say spelling, or handwriting)… it was my fault.’ Martha graciously spent the next ten minutes rushing around to ensure the client meeting went as well as possible.
Sorry begins in the heart
From my conversation with Martha, I realised that I hadn’t quite worked out the implications of God’s forgiveness in my life – especially when it came to the wrongs I did to others. I also had to learn that Christian confidence to admit our weaknesses and failings isn’t derived from self-confidence but confidence in Jesus’ ability to forgive us and others. Five steps I had to learn:
1. I needed to be honest with myself. Ecclesiastes 12:14 reminds us that God looks upon all our deeds, even the ones we’ve managed to surreptitiously hide from our colleagues.
2. I needed to be honest with God. God alone is the judge of all we do.
3. I needed to be honest with others. I had undeservedly wronged Martha in front of a colleague, and it was important to set things straight.
4. I had to say sorry. The bottom line was getting on with the embarrassing bit and actually saying I was sorry – even though Martha had absolutely no expectation of this.
5. I didn’t have the right to any payback. An apology from me designed to elicit a groveling response from Martha would have been no apology, merely political engineering. Sorry is, or should be, a wholly unconditional word. In David’s great psalms of confession (Psalms 32 and 51), sorrow after wrong-doing is first an issue between him and God. His sorrow comes straight the heart – it’s life changing and God’s assured forgiveness brings the soul refreshment.
The psalms don’t record how David went on to settle the issues with those whom he had wronged; but taking this same attitude into our workplaces can be like pouring oil onto troubled waters. Jesus calls us to be peacemakers because peace is a characteristic of His kingdom and God’s dealings with his people. Developing a reflex of apology builds confidence and trust in relationships. Although it’s one of the hardest words for us to say, ‘sorry’ is also one of the clearest ways for us to bring a distinctive Christian edge to our conversation.
‘I hadn’t quite worked out the implications of God’s forgiveness in my life – especially when it came to the wrongs I did to others.’
The other day some colleagues and I spent the day in the company of another guy, Graham. Two of us knew him, while the others had just met him for the first time. After Graham left, we chatted about how the day had gone. Then my colleague, who knew Graham well, turned to the others in a conspiratorial tone and said: ‘Oh, but you know about Graham’s past….’ Did our colleagues really need to know about Graham’s past misdemeanours, or was this turn in the conversation more about my friend getting a kick from being the centrepiece, the purveyor of juicy gossip? You know how it starts. You’re with a few colleagues, friends, or people from church. It’s downtime. Time to catch up on each other’s news, to develop friendships. The conversation is easy as you banter about common interests and acquaintances. This is the fabric of social interaction, and at work it is the melting pot within which we might hope to steer a conversation towards Christ. It’s great… But the trouble always starts as the chat extends beyond the immediate group. In no time at all you’re discussing people who aren’t there: ‘Did you hear what she said the other day?’ or ‘You know about him? So-and-so told me that…’. Suddenly you’re into the realm of gossip. The Bible describes gossip as the swapping of choice morsels, salacious titbits of information about others that whet the appetite for more. Yet for all its tastiness, the Bible finds this behaviour fundamentally wrong because, at its heart, gossip involves the breaking of confidences, the betrayal of trust, the giving away of secrets and the stirring up of disputes and quarrels.
1. The Bible places gossip and slander alongside each other as different but similarly destructive elements of conversation.
2. It’s a useful distinction, because while we all consider the deliberate slander of others wrong, many of us also excuse our own involvement in a little ‘harmless’ gossip. Scripture measures both verbal sins with equal gravity, holding to a general rule that neither is right.
More than just keeping quiet
Some practical principles about gossip:
– Alcohol loosens the tongue – so watch yourself doubly in the pub with colleagues, or away on conferences or business trips.
– While gossip might appear to be a great way of breaking the ice, it invariably involves the betrayal of confidences from those who’ve valuably learned to trust you. Do you want to lose this?
– Third, gossip may initially buy us kudos, but in the long term, gossips just aren’t trusted. If we’re prone to gossiping, these are all good reasons for developing a strategy to get ourselves out of the arena of temptation. The big question for us as Christians is not just how we break ourselves out of the habit or circle of gossip (that is, a strategy of disengagement), but rather how we introduce a ‘not-for-gossip’ mentality into our conversations with colleagues. My mum always had a great maxim whenever I was being rude about a school friend. She would ask ‘Is it true, is it kind, is it necessary?’ The relevance of this question has not diminished with my age, and it still provides a great counter against the will to gossip. Gossip can never meet all three criteria. Truth and kindness immediately leap out at us as characteristic fruit of the Spirit-filled life.
3. Necessity prevents us from being misled by our own incorrect interpretation of what we think of as just ‘storytelling’ about others. Because there are two formidable truths we should be aware of about gossip, even when it seems harmless to us:
– We have no control over what others will do with what we’ve passed onto them.
– We have no idea how even close friends will respond if they hear we’ve been talking about them behind our backs – even if our chat seemed well-intentioned to us at the time.
Truth, kindness and necessity not only inform us of what not to say, but also give us a positive lead on how to participate ‘Christianly’ in conversations about others. Work culture tends to foster criticism, not praise, of the activities of others. By becoming people who actively look to say things that are true and kind about our colleagues, we will stand out a mile – particularly if we counter derogatory gossip with positive encouragement. This can turn an entire conversation on its head, or even transform someone’s reputation from being the office pariah. Proverbs describes the antithesis of the gossip as the person who is trusted by friends and strangers; who keeps their mouth shut; who holds confidences; and who doesn’t stir up trouble. Ultimately, the person who doesn’t gossip comes to be known as wise and trustworthy – two attributes which will never harm our career reputation, and without which our Christian witness will always be undermined.
1. See Proverbs 11:13; 16:28; 18:8; 20:19; 26:20 & 26:22
2. See 2 Corinthians 12:20
3. Galatians 5:22
‘…the swapping of choice morsels, salacious titbits of information about others that whet the appetite for more…’
Think of the word ‘lawyer’. What comes to mind? Think of the words ‘City lawyer in Mergers and Acquisitions’. What comes to mind? Call me prejudiced, call me duped by media propaganda but when I think of the words ‘City Lawyer in Mergers and Acquisitions’, I don’t think calm, warm, friendly, forbearing, considerate, generous-hearted.
But that’s precisely my impression of James Featherby, a City Lawyer in Mergers and Acquisitions, who, with a group of friends from a variety of jobs, has pioneered a new way of doing workplace groups – Bands. Bands may not be, and are not, for everyone but, over the last five years, the values and emphases that make a good Band rock have also led to all kinds of fruit in the lives of Band-members and their work colleagues (see the brochure with this issue of Workwise, or visit www.bandsatwork.co.uk). The Band concept began because James felt the need for a group of people who could understand the issues he faced at work, help him deal with them, and keep him focused on God’s agenda for him there. He, like many of us, already had a context for Bible study and indeed for general fellowship but he felt that if he were to be really fruitful for God, he needed relationships that would spur him on in faithfulness at work. He wanted to do more than survive; he wanted to contribute to changing environments and people. He wanted to find a group of people who not only wanted to seek opportunities to share the Gospel with their colleagues, but who would want to see the values of Christ’s kingdom increasingly operational in their workplaces.
Presence, Pressures, Purpose
Over six to nine months, he, Rachel Blanshard, an HR executive for an international bank, and Laurence Singlehurst, then the Director of YWAM UK, worked to develop their thinking, and found that the accountability bands that Wesley formed to help converts grow were a good starting point. A Band operates very simply. People gather – three to six or so; they pray briefly for God’s presence and help; they share pressure points; they help each other discern God’s purpose for each of them in the workplace; and they then pray and offer wisdom and encouragement. Very simple. No leader required. Just a facilitator who convenes the meeting and keeps it focused on the three Ps – presence, pressure and purpose. This simplicity of format is, however, only effective if the Band members share certain values – particularly, the readiness to be honest with each other about what is really going on. What counts is the quality of the relationships that grow through the Band. As such, the focus of a Band is not on the meeting, but on emerging friendships; friendships that are not merely about liking one another, but are about ‘spurring one another on to love and good works’, as Hebrews 10:24 puts it.
And the fruit is there to see. James tells me story after story. There’s Sandeep, an Asian in insurance, who’d been the butt of racist jokes and discrimination for years, but whose graciousness and humility in adversity meant that it was to him that people in trouble continually turned. Indeed, several of his colleagues have become Christians, and his Band has helped him not only deal with the racism and avoid acquiring an embittered victim mentality, but has also helped him keep focused on his evangelistic gifting. There’s Kate, with responsibilities on an international basis. When the 767s piled into the Twin Towers, her company’s New York office was destroyed. One week earlier her Band had been praying that she would be the eyes and hands of Jesus where she worked. With responsibility for New York as well as London, she found herself helping countless people through the trauma. There’s John, a salesman, whose job was in jeopardy because he simply wasn’t bringing in the work. The Band prayed for wisdom. Suddenly he saw the opportunity that he realised had been there all along. He sought senior management approval and brought it in. There’s Len who works on a dealing room floor. On one occasion, the team’s most commercially successfu,l but chronically foul-tempered, broker launched a barrage of abusive invective at another member of the team. Len sprang to his colleague’s defence. But the question was: what should Len do about the ongoing problem? Should he go to their boss? And if so, in what manner? Actually, Len was highly reluctant to take the matter higher. However, after praying with his Band, he realised that this was what God wanted him to do, though not in a judgmental, critical spirit but rather with a compassionate heart for all concerned. His aim became not simply to stop the abusive behaviour, but to help the abusive person and thereby the whole team and the organisation they represented.
There’s June, publicly downgraded from being a partner in property firm, who was helped to deal with the situation with what was indeed amazing grace. There’s Graham, fresh from University, who was not in a Band, but was encouraged by knowing that there was one right there. He has started several Alpha groups. There’s Iris who was financially distressed, widowed, and estranged from her daughter. She was brought by a friend to the first Band meeting. With the Band’s support, her life began to come back together – she regained her confidence, was re-united with her child after 25 years and founded a business, backed by both the government and a financial institution, to deliver financial literacy counselling. She is involved on a national scale in, as James puts it, ‘releasing the oppressed’.
There’s Ed, who had a colleague who was stealing his clients. He shared in the Band about his anger towards that person, about the tension in the office and so on… What happened? Well, the Band helped him focus on God and His agenda. Today, his colleague doesn’t steal his clients – and Ed didn’t have to break his legs to achieve that result. Today, they have a very good working relationship. And there are other stories of God at work as his people support one another in their workplaces. What the Band format is clearly doing is helping people to focus on how God wants them to live, apply and share the Gospel in the situations they find themselves in.
As I listen to James, I can hear his joy in what God is doing for and through others, and I can sense his pleasure in being part of that through prayer and purposeful friendship. But I also notice he hasn’t talked much about himself. Perhaps that’s not so surprising; after all Bands are about helping others. Still, I ask James, “What are you asking your Band to help you with right now?” To do quality work. It’s easy to take your job for granted, to go on to automatic pilot, to allow other interests to reduce the desire for excellence in the work itself. At the same time, I don’t just want to be an efficient worker, I want to be open to my colleagues, to ensure that they know I see them as human beings, that I would have time for them if they wanted it. And I want to retain a sense of proportion about the job, to put work in its proper place. Lots of people lose that. The other week I was talking to a colleague who was about to retire. He said, “I just don’t know what I’m going to do with my time. There’s nothing else in my life.” He paused and then added, “Of course, that’s not the case with you, is it James?” No, indeed it isn’t. James and Rachel and Laurence have launched the Band concept, and it’s been supported by a whole host of workplace organisations. They aren’t trying to start another organisation, sell loads of their own resources, or raise lots of money for staff. On the contrary, they and those who have invested in the development of the brochure and of the website are simply trying to offer Christians in the workplace a way to help one another fulfil their God-given calling.
Bands. Music to my ears. And maybe to yours.
“He wanted to do more than survive, he wanted to see people and environments change.”
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