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

Content like my devotionals, books, and podcasts can help you connect the gospel to your work; but only Christian community can help you apply the gospel to your work.

Let me explain why.

When I write a book like The Sacredness of Secular Work or a new devotional series, I create that content for all “mere Christians,” whether you’re an entrepreneur, a barista, or a manager in a large company.

Given how wide my audience is, my content can only be so practical. It can help you make a mental connection between a biblical truth and your job (EX: “I am called to ‘value others above myself’ including my co-workers”), but it can only go so far in helping you with application. Because if you’re a manager of a team, you’re going to have very different questions than a barista about how to apply that biblical truth. Questions like:

  • Does valuing others above myself mean that I only advocate for raises for my team and not myself?
  • What do I need to change about the way I use email so that I can better serve my team members?
  • How do I Sabbath in a way that creates rest not just for myself but also my colleagues?

There are no one-size-fits-all answers to these questions. Answering them well requires gospel-centered discernment in a community of mere Christians who:

  • Already understand that their work matters to God 
  • Are asking deeper questions about how to apply the gospel to their work
  • Can help you answer similar questions because they share your career stage and role

Community like that is incredibly hard to find. Which is why I created the Mere Christians Community: to help you more deeply apply the gospel to your specific work alongside other believers in your vocational field.

My friend John Mark Comer says that "You can’t follow Jesus alone. Not 'shouldn’t'; can’t." I couldn’t agree more. To that end, keep scrolling to learn more about the Mere Christians Community today!

"I have my community through church, women's groups, etc., but there is something special about this community."

Sarah G.

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 one of my 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, Cheryl Bachelder, and Randy Alcorn. On April 25, 2024, we’re hosting Tamika Catchings, former WNBA player and Olympian, arguably one of the greatest women's basketball players ever. Want to connect with Tamika and ask her something about building a strong team culture while playing sports at an elite level? 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 or a new book that I can't stop talking about. Then we hop on Zoom to discuss the book together! This quarter, I’ve chosen Cal Newport's Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout. Want to discuss this book with Cal 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 a meetup planned in Atlanta on April 16. 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 my next children's book, The Royal In You before it is released later this year!

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"It's SO much fun and so valuable for my career and spiritual development to be able to interact regularly with like-minded believers in the Mere Christians Community who 'get' this faith and work topic. They just get it. And I have come across very few people like that in my own community. The people in my Vocational Small Group (VSG) have become each other's friends, colleagues and advisors. They're the definition of 'iron sharpens iron.' Every time we meet, I leave encouraged, challenged and energized. My work colleagues and team NEED me to commit that hour to my VSG every-other-week; I am simply better because of it. I now have the time blocked out on my work calendar!"

Candice L.

Join the wait 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 wait list to be notified when the doors open up again!

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"I have been so blown away by the difference this community has made in my life! If you are looking for a community of people who share your passion for seeing God glorified through their work, I cannot recommend the Mere Christians Community highly enough."

Kaleigh C.

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

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

#1: Book Club with John Mark Comer

This past quarter, John Mark Comer joined us for a terrific discussion about his new book, Practicing the Way. Here’s a clip of John Mark talking about how to build authentic community in our fast-paced world.

Cal Newport will be joining us for our next Book Club to discuss his brand new book, Slow Productivity! Want access to that Zoom and my summary of the book? Join the Mere Christians Community today!

 

#2: Backstage Pass with Cheryl Bachelder

Cheryl Bachelder (fmr. CEO of Popeye's) joined us for our most recent Backstage Pass Zoom. Here’s a clip of Cheryl coaching a leader named Kaleigh on how to create a healthy culture on her team when she can't control the practices being modeled by upper leadership.

Up next on Backstage Pass? Tamika Catchings, one of the greatest women's basketball players of all time, and an amazing entrepreneur. Want access to our Zoom with Tamika? 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 few months, I’ve weighed in on questions ranging from how to grow a large email list to how to Sabbath well. Here's a clip of one of my favorite questions from Linda, a CEO of a large non-profit, who asked me how I cultivate candor and other things I want to see in an organization’s culture.

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

 

"It's really difficult to work in a Jesus-like way on your own. That’s why I love the Mere Christians Community. It is very affordable and you can participate whenever it works for you and your schedule."

Kevin A.

Free Bonus: The Mere Christians Mixtape!

I've dug up 50+ of the best gems from the Mere Christians podcast that you'll want to listen to again and again.

One of the things I hate about podcasts is that I can’t easily “highlight” or clip the best content like I can in a book.

There are a lot of these gold nuggets buried in the Mere Christians podcast that I would love to listen to again. I’m willing to bet you feel the same way.

That’s why my team and I did the hard work of digging up these gems of content for you and releasing them in a new podcast we’re calling the Mere Christians Mixtape!

The Mere Christians Mixtape includes more than 50 of the best 2-5 minute clips of the Mere Christians podcast so that you can quickly and easily renew your mind with what God’s Word says about your work including:

  • Tim Keller (Fmr. Pastor) on why you are better positioned to make disciples than the missionary on your refrigerator
  • Tony Dungy (NFL Hall of Famer) on the freeing difference between impact and influence
  • Ruth Chou Simons (Artist) on rest as the silver bullet to effectiveness
  • Dr. Francis Collins (Fmr. Director of NIH) on loving your enemies at work
  • Aarti Sequeira (Food Network Host) on how even cooking can be worship

You can not find the Mere Christians Mixtape by searching for it. The only way to access the private podcast is by joining the Mere Christians Community before 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday!

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"Today's Zoom meeting was the most informative and productive Christian meeting I have ever attended! Being a part of this community is simply fantastic as I can relate to many of the challenging issues faced by Christian professionals in my group and enjoy hearing about how they deal with them in their workplaces."

Andrew B.

Join the wait 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 wait 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 Sacredness of Secular Work, Redeeming Your Time, The Creator in You, etc.), keynote speeches, podcasts, and 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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