Faith in the Marketplace

Leaders and employees face immense challenges in the workplace. These days, lingering pandemic-related disruption to business models, threats to organisational success, and eroding well-being of employees 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"

Transforming the workplace

Together, we can transform the marketplace for God.

As we face the prolonged upheaval to our lives and work caused by COVID-19 and the associated challenges of remote working and isolation from colleagues and community, we can look forward with hope and contribute to our organisations from an eternal perspective.  

Events

Faith & Work Conference Hong Kong 2021: Purpose vs Paycheck 

Join 100+ people on Saturday, 9 October who are passionate about faith in the marketplace at the in-person Faith & Work Conference. Explore how to find a better "connect" between what we believe and what we do at work, and how to pursue career success and follow Christ's calling as the same time. Consider practical guidance on how God can help you navigate office politics, work-life balance, and dubious practices - and more. Connect with old and new friends and colleagues from across Hong Kong. Receive a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the heart of God for you your life and work! Venue: Island ECC. Co-organisers: Community Church Hong Kong, Island ECC, The Vine and Union Church. Registration is open.

Halftime 6-Week Study 

The Halftime team is delighted to introduce similar content covered during the intensive 2-day Halftime Summit during Halftime small group sessions. Join six weeks of online study groups starting in the second half of October. Interested? Contact  .
 

Previous Events
 

Halftime Summit 2021

The Halftime Summit returned to Hong Kong on 10 and 11 September 2021 to enable marketplace leaders to explore, discover and live out their calling for significance and to be a blessing to the communities that they serve. Download the flyer

Serving God in the Marketplace - Redefining Success 

In this online event on 18 August 2021, Pastor John Snelgrove shared his energy and insight to seeking significance for the Lord and our being challenged to meet “Kingdom Performance Indicators”.  

Living Faith at Work: Panel Discussion

Our first panel discussion debuted on the 10th of February 2021. This interactive session featured three workplace ministry leaders who shared their testimonies of living out Christian fellowship and witness at work. Read our post-event review of the discussions led by panelists Ken Lung, Patricia Lau and Anthony Lo, together with moderator, Andrew Lo. 

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Sermons

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 – Faith in the Marketplace, Rev Dr Michele Bland
Sunday, 7 February – Life and Legacy, Dr David Wong 
Sunday, 14 February – A New Breed, Rev Dr John Snelgrove 

Resources 

Max De Pree Center for Leadership

Books

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

other 

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. 

Contact Faith in the Marketplace