Faith in the Marketplace

Leaders and employees face immense challenges in the workplace. Eroding well-being of employees, disruption to business models, and threats to organisational success are genuine stresses at work -- and at home.

In this context, how can we not only persevere but thrive creatively at work?

An eternal perspective


Take your everyday, ordinary life--your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life--and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. ~ Romans 12:1 (The Message)

Union Church's Faith in the Marketplace ministry helps employees and leaders align around God’s vision for the organisation. Together, we can bless our companies and organisations by applying an eternal perspective to our workplace integrity, relationships and decisions.

This ministry aims to help everyone in the workplace:

  • be a positive influence in the workplace
  • understand and respect difference
  • show loving compassion
  • resolve conflict
  • discern God’s will in decision-making
  • create community and outreach in the workplace
  • exercise godly leadership as we are "salt and light"
  • fully integrate our faith and our work

Upcoming Events

Faith Driven Entrepreneurs 101

Our Faith in the Marketplace team invites you to join the conversation around creating - alongside the master Creator - businesses, organisations and enterprises that bring God glory through their mission, their return, and their practices. We will hear from guest speakers from HK-IMT and Faith Driven Entrepreneurs (FDE).

Previous Events

Transforming Our Work and Workplaces

Our Faith in the Marketplace Ministry kicked off 2023 with a powerful series on Transforming our Work and Workplaces. We partnered with the Hong Kong Institute for Marketplace Transformation (HK-IMT) to deliver four sessions together with guest speakers from our Union Church community to reflect on what it means to take our faith to our work and the marketplace.   

In the first session – Whose Work Matters to God – we explored God at work as our creator, redeemer, sustainer and consummator. We understood that the intrinsic value in our work is to serve God's purposes as stewards of the earth and our talents. Guest speaker, Charles Caldwell shared on how his faith empowered him in dealing with challenges at work.

In the second session – Working in a Tough and Uncertain World – we learnt with HK-IMT about working with faith, hope and love. Andrew Chua presented on faith values and invited his guest to share on a project for the marketplace that embraces Kingdom values.  

Aaron Tan shared in Session 3 – What's So Good about Working? – on his faith and work journey where God has been present and guided him through discernment towards success in architectural projects that manifest and glorify the Lord.  

In the final session – Taking Your Soul to Work – Cecilia Lee shared touching testimonies from her heart on how she has taken her faith and the Spirit of Christ in her soul to her everyday work, with trust and prayers bearing witness to God's hands on her projects and God's love in her community.  

We are grateful HK-IMT has dedicated these course materials to support our marketplace ministry. You are able to create a free account on the HK-IMT website to review all of the teaching materials. (On this webpage created for Union Church, click the orange button ‘Review Now’ and follow instructions.)  

We hope participants are encouraged in their own faith and work journey and strengthened by the knowledge that no one is alone in facing challenges. Our Lord commands us and is with us as we are called to be light and salt in the fallen world including and perhaps especially in marketplace where we spend a significant portion of our days. We are anointed in our work as stewards of God's creation and can glorify Him in all we do.

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Transforming Our Work and Workplaces

Transforming Our Work and Workplaces



Sermons on marketplace ministry at Union Church provide the biblical basis, God-inspired direction, and practical encouragement to practice your faith in the workplace. Watch our series on faith in the marketplace. 

Sunday, 31 January 2021 – Faith in the Marketplace, Rev Dr Michele Bland
Sunday, 7 February 2021 – Life and Legacy, Dr David Wong 
Sunday, 14 February 2021 – A New Breed, Rev Dr John Snelgrove 
Sunday, 23 January 2022 – What's New in 22 - Making Work Meaningful, Dan Tupps
Sunday, 15 January 2023 – Redeeming Our Work, Dan Tupps


Max De Pree Center for Leadership


Video - Alpha HK's Patricia Lau on God in the marketplace


The Marketplace Ministry Handbook: A Manual for Work, Money
Exiles on Mission
The Other Six Days: Vocation, Work, and Ministry in Biblical Perspective
God at Work: Living every day with purpose


SPARK - Alpha Workplace Missions Movement 

Reach out 

Thank you for being "salt and light" in your workplace! Our team is here to pray with you, encourage and equip you as you adapt to ever-changing conditions in the workplace. Reach out as together we bring the Kingdom of God to offices and work sites throughout Hong Kong. 

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