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If you have authority over others at work, your faith in Jesus informs how you view your workers and their roles.
- There’s a tension between being a boss and having a boss.
- Faith in Jesus makes a difference as a manager.
- Don’t ask employees to do what you don’t do.
- Promote a work-life balance.
- Communicate with honesty.
- Give appropriate praise.
Colossians 3:23-25 Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ. But if you do what is wrong, you will be paid back for the wrong you have done. For God has no favorites.
See Also: Leadership, Workplace
Talk About It
- What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
- Who was one of the best bosses you ever had? Who wasn’t? Why?
- What are some of the challenges you face at your job to be a faithful Christian in the workplace?
- How can you be a positive example of Christian ethics in the workplace?
- Whether you are a boss or a worker, explain why it’s important for employers to be “in the trenches” with their employees from time-to-time.
- What are some ways to promote a healthy work-life balance for yourself and your co-workers/employees?
- Read Ephesians 4:15. Why is it crucial for there to be a culture of honesty in a successful, functional workplace? What would a culture of dishonesty look like?
- Read Proverbs 3:27. What are some ways praise has encouraged and motivated you in the past? How can you be more encouraging to your co-workers or employees?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.