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What does it look like practically for the unabridged gospel to shape your specific work?

You're not a pastor, "full-time missionary," or religious professional. You're a mere Christian who works as an entrepreneur, writer, photographer, landscaper, or coach. 

You love the work God has called you to do and you want to do it with excellence and in a distinctly Christ-like way. But it's hard to know what that looks like practically for your specific vocation.

  • If you work for yourself, you want to know how to manage the tension between trusting God and hustling to produce results in your business.
  • If you work from home, you want to know how your job matters for eternity when your opportunities to share the gospel are few and far between.
  • If you work as a manager, you want to know how you can extend mercy to your team without neglecting the call for excellence from your heavenly and earthly bosses.

These types of questions are where the rubber meets the proverbial road. But in my experience, it’s almost impossible to answer them without being connected to other Christ-followers who do similar work.

That’s why I created the Mere Christians Community: to help you deepen the connection between the gospel and your specific work alongside other Christians in your vocational field.

What You Get

I give members of the Mere Christians Community everything I think you need to apply the gospel to your work! Specifically...

Vocational Small Groups

A small group of people who share your vocation and commitment to Jesus. Your group will meet virtually twice a month to workshop workplace challenges, pray for each other, and discuss questions like "What is the work beneath your work? And how can the gospel free you from it?" and "What’s the most significant way that your work has changed as a result of following Jesus?"

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Office Hours

A monthly Zoom where you can ask me anything you want. Got a question about Redeeming Your Time or one of my other books? Curious about entrepreneurship, writing, or podcasting? Want an introduction to someone in my network? This is the place to ask! And each Office Hours call is recorded for you to access later on if you can’t attend live.

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Backstage Pass

On this hour long Zoom, you can talk directly with some of the most impressive people you've heard on my podcast! Past guests include Mark Batterson, Dee Ann Turner, and Graham Cochrane. On October 9, 2023 we’re hosting Shaun Castillo, President of Preferred Technologies, one of the godliest and most effective leaders I know. Want to connect with Shaun and ask him something about running a business in a truly redemptive way? Join the community now!

 

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Book Club

Each quarter, I send members of this community a summary of one of my all-time favorite books, along with my favorite highlights and biggest takeaways. Then we hop on Zoom to discuss the book together! This quarter, I’ve chosen Jon Acuff's All It Takes Is a Goal: The 3-Step Plan to Ditch Regret and Tap Into Your Massive Potential! Want to discuss this book with Jon and me live? Join the community today!

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Daily Devotional

A daily version of my weekly devotional, The Word Before Work, delivered to you in book format and digitally where you can discuss each devotional with me and other mere Christians inside and outside of your vocational field.

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Local Meetups With Me and Your Fellow Mere Christians

Any time I travel for a speaking engagement, I try to host an in-person meetup exclusively for members of the Mere Christians Community! We already have meetups planned in Nashville (September 26) and Austin (October 11). And we'll likely schedule more! Join the community now to get your invite to hang with me and your fellow mere Christians face-to-face.

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Private Slack Channel 

Immediately upon joining the community, you'll get access to our private Slack channel: a digital space where you can message members (including myself), share insights, ask questions, and collaborate.

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Early Access to My Books

Want access to my books long before the rest of the world reads them? Then the Mere Christians Community is the place for you! Only members of this community will get access to The Sacredness of Secular Work and my next children's book before these titles are released in 2024!

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Join the waiting list for the community!

Access to the Mere Christians Community is just $35/month! And of course, you can cancel anytime.

But unfortunately, registration is currently closed. Join the waiting list to be notified when the doors open up again!

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Watch 3 top moments from the past 3 months in the community!

Curious about what you’re missing in the community? Watch these 3 highlights from our community-wide Zooms!

#1: Book Club with Katherine Leary Alsforf

This past quarter, Katherine Leary Alsdorf joined us for a terrific discussion about Every Good Endeavor, the book she co-wrote with Tim Keller. Here’s a clip of Katherine coaching an entrepreneur named Jeff on why he should consider not putting God’s name in his company’s mission statement!

Jon Acuff will be joining us for our next Book Club to discuss his brand new book, All it Takes is a Goal! Want access to that Zoom and my summary of the book? Join the Mere Christians Community today!

 

#2: Backstage Pass with Dee Ann Turner

The brilliant Dee Ann Turner (fmr. VP of Talent at Chick-fil-a) joined us for our most recent Backstage Pass Zoom. Here’s a clip of Dee Ann helping a leader named Daniel understand when to require your team to follow specific rules and when it’s appropriate to lead with broad principles!

Up next on Backstage Pass? Shaun Castillo, one of the most righteous and effective leaders I know. If you heard Shaun on the Mere Christians podcast, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Want access to our Zoom with Shaun? Join the Mere Christians Community now!

 

#3: Office Hours with yours truly

I love showing-up for these monthly Zooms where you get the chance to ask me absolutely anything that's on your heart! Over the past 3 months, I’ve weighed in on questions ranging from how to love a coworker who refuses to talk to you, to how to know if your identity is in your work rather than Christ. Here's a clip of one of my favorite questions from Amy, an author and coach, who asked me how I discern the Holy Spirit’s leading in specific decisions at work.

Got something that you'd like to ask me on our next Office Hours call? Join the Mere Christians Community today!

 

Free Bonus: Download my interview with the founder of LEGO!

Ole Kirk Christiansen is about to become your favorite (dead) mere Christian...

If you’ve ever listened to the Mere Christians podcast, you’ve probably heard me half-joke about how I can’t wait to record episodes of the show on the New Earth where I’ll finally get to interview some of my favorite mere Christians who are no longer living.

Recently, my friend Kelli Stuart (an award winning fiction writer) came to me with an idea: “Maybe you can ‘interview’ these people on the show,” she told me. “Many of these people’s stories are well documented. We know what they said. Why not take their words buried in biographies and put them into a fictional episode of the Mere Christians podcast?”

Long story short, that’s exactly what we’ve done for one of my top heroes: LEGO’s founder, Ole Kirk Christiansen!

This guy’s story is easily the most dramatic and inspiring of any mere Christian I know of. And now you get to hear me draw it out of Ole in a fictional interview, the substance of which is all entirely true.

In this 90-minute episode, you’ll learn:

  • How this modern day Job trusted in the goodness of God after fires destroyed his factory three times and he lost a child and a spouse
  • How Christiansen fought back against the Nazis by transporting Allied weapons in LEGO boxes while the enemy commandeered his home
  • How this playful man created the world’s most popular toy

The only way to download this very special episode of the Mere Christians podcast is by joining the Mere Christians Community before 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday!

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"I have been so blown away by the difference this community has made in my life!"

Hear what others are saying about their experience in the Mere Christians Community

 
 
 

Join the waiting list for the community!

Access to the Mere Christians Community is just $35/month! And of course, you can cancel anytime.

But unfortunately, registration is currently closed. Join the waiting list to be notified when the doors open up again!

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Questions & Answers

Groups meet every other Thursday. Take your pick from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. or 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. EST. Can't make a call? No worries! Every call is recorded for you to watch later on.

Yes! Everything that’s offered live in the community is also archived for you to watch later on, including Vocational Small Group meetings, Office Hours, Backstage Pass, and Book Club discussions.

Nothing! Here’s the deal: Nobody is going to have perfect attendance to a meeting that occurs twice a month. Your group will have grace with your absence just as I’m sure you’ll have grace with them!

Yes! If you want to join the community just for the Backstage Pass, Book Club, Daily Devotionals, Office Hour calls, and other resources, you are more than welcome to!

About Me

If you’re interested in this community, you likely already know quite a bit about me. But just in case, I’ve included my official, stiff, third-person bio below :)

Here’s me and my work in a nutshell:

Jordan Raynor is a leading voice of the faith and work movement. Through his bestselling books (The Creator in YouRedeeming Your TimeMaster of One, and Called to Create), the Mere Christians podcast, and his weekly devotionals, Jordan has helped millions of Christians in every country on earth connect the gospel to their work. 

In addition to his writing, Jordan serves as the Executive Chairman of Threshold 360, a venture-backed tech startup which Jordan previously ran as CEO following a string of successful ventures of his own. 

Jordan has twice been selected as a Google Fellow and served in The White House under President George W. Bush. A sixth-generation Floridian, Jordan lives in Tampa with his wife and their three young daughters. The Raynors are proud members of The Church at Odessa.

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