In Equipping Christians for Kingdom Purpose in Their Work, Tom Lutz and Heidi Unruh offer advice to those who seek to influence the faith of people outside the church. Pastors, Christian educators, life coaches, workplace mentors, college professors, and any Christian who considers their vocation to be one of discipleship will find nourishment in this book.
Few resources are designed for personal disciplers—those who connect with other believers on a personal basis with a deep interest in their spiritual growth. This book fills the gap. This one-of-a-kind resource shows how to disciple others in and for their work. Most “faith and work” books focus on pastors and church programs, or they speak directly to workers. But this resource comes to the aid of those who offer spiritual guidance to working Christians.
This guide makes faith-and-work discipleship accessible to anyone who influences the faith of another. With short, readable chapters filled with case studies, examples, and practical resources, readers will learn how to equip others to fulfill their kingdom purpose in their work.
Sample topics include:
Principles for Effectively Connecting with Adult Learners
Structure for One-on-One Discipleship Meetings
Research on Vocational Discipleship and Kingdom-Centered Spiritual Maturity
Various Leadership Models
Scripture Passages on Being an Image-Bearer
Selected Scriptures for Faith and Work Principles
About the Authors
Tom Lutz brings decades of entrepreneurial experience to his work coaching marketplace leaders as a Convene CEO Roundtable Chair and through his consulting company, Vision Planners. Tom has a DMin from Covenant Theological Seminary, with a focus on discipling business leaders. In addition to teaching biblical studies at Metro Atlanta Seminary, Tom leads workshops helping Christians work with kingdom purpose. He is nearing his lifetime goal of personal discipling conversations with 2,000 business leaders.
Heidi Unruh is a ministry consultant, presenter, and coach, walking with church leaders from ideas to action. Her passion is helping God’s people love their neighbors well, and sharing their gifts so their communities can thrive. Her writings include coauthoring the books, Churches That Make a Difference, Hope for Children in Poverty, Saving Souls, Serving Society, The Salt & Light Guidebook, and Real Connections, along with numerous articles and training resources. She has a master’s degree in theological studies from Palmer Seminary.