Spiritual practices can help us in our work.
They can help us find a greater sense of purpose, satisfaction, and effectiveness in our work. By turning our attention to God through practices involving prayer and meditation, we can hope to develop a deeper sense of mission in our day to day work that will inform, focus, and energize us. In times of crisis and stress particular spiritual practices can also help calm our anxieties so that we can think and act with greater clarity and wisdom.
To help people utilize spiritual practices such as prayer and meditation in their work, the Center for Faith and Enterprise offers the following resources:
We conduct retreats (Spiritual Practices for Your Work Life) designed to help the participants explore and experiment with a variety of spiritual practices, primarily those involving prayer and meditation. Different people respond differently to different practices; our retreats are designed to help the participants explore and experience several different practices so that they can determine for themselves which ones will be most useful given their personal situation. Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss the practices they have found most helpful in the past.
To receive notification of future retreatsor to inquire about hosting a retreat, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626.355.8489.
By Rob Tribken (article). A key driver of the revival of 1858-1859 was the pattern of noon prayer meetings conducted during the week in business districts. Is there a lesson in this for today? A report on the Fulton Street model is here. If your group or church would be interested in workday pray and meditation gatherings, let us know here.
This is a small group curriculum designed to help people explore the connection between their work, their faith, and their spirituality, and in particular to understand and conduct their work in business as a an important calling from the perspective of their faith. The program consists of ten sessions, each 60 to 90 minutes in length, and is designed to delve into the concrete workplace issues faced by the participants. The program is based on the understanding that if our faith does not support, encourage, and inform our work, then our work will probably not be as purposeful, effective, and satisfying as it should be. Download a sample here; contact us for a trial copy here.
By Rob Tribken (article). An argument is made for the value of leaders developing a theological perspective, and for the possible role of theological education in contributing to the formation of effective leaders. Download here.