It’s easy to talk theoretically about how our faith should shape our work. But you want to know what that looks like practically for your specific work as an entrepreneur, teacher, writer, landscaper, etc.
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 Word Before Work Community: to help you deepen the connection between the gospel and your specific work alongside other Christians in your vocational field.
Upon joining, you’ll gain access to three core member benefits:
A small group of people who share your vocation and commitment to Jesus. Your group will meet virtually twice a month to discuss The Word Before Work devotionals, workshop workplace challenges, and pray for each other. You'll also have a space to connect with your group online in between your live meetings!Join Now
A monthly Zoom where you can ask me anything you want. Got a question about one of my books or devotionals? Curious about writing or entrepreneurship? Want an introduction to someone in my network? This is the place to ask! And each Office Hours call will be recorded for you to access later on if you can’t attend live.Join Now
"If you are looking for a community of people who share your passion for seeing God glorified through their work, I cannot recommend The Word Before Work Community highly enough. It has been really accessible for me. The Slack group and the daily devotionals, just give me ways to just check in when I want to and on my schedule without feeling like it's another to-do on my list. I would encourage anyone else who is checking it out to give it a try."
"Today's Zoom meeting was the most informative and productive Christian meeting I have ever attended! Being a part of The Word Before Work 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."
"I’m blown away by the value of The Word Before Work Community! From the Vocational Small Groups to the live Q&As with Jordan, there is a special spirit of connection, helpfulness, and generosity that has made being a part of the community beyond worth it."
See how your work matters for eternity even when you're not sharing the gospel with your co-workers
If you walk into a random church today and ask someone to explain the gospel, I’m willing to bet you’d hear something like, “The gospel is the good news that Jesus took the punishment for our sins.”
This is what I call The Abridged Gospel, because while those words are gloriously true, they are only a fraction of what Jesus called “the gospel of the kingdom.”
What does this mean for you and your work? Everything. Because if Jesus only came to “save sinners,” then the only way your work matters for eternity is if you leverage your work to the instrumental end of evangelism. And while that is, of course, a God-glorifying, God-commanded thing to do, it is far from the only way your work matters to God.
If we're going to get a bigger vision for the purpose of our work, we have to get a bigger, more accurate picture of the gospel. And for the first time ever publicly, I’m teaching systematically on that subject in a new course called The Unabridged Gospel! Over the course of 6 videos, you’ll learn:
And here’s the best part: This course is yours for free if you join The Word Before Work Community today!Join Now
I've got answers!
All groups gather every other Thursday from 1:00 - 2:00 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 and Office Hours.
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!
We’ll refund 100% of your first month’s membership—no questions asked. Just email me at [email protected] But I seriously doubt this is going to happen. My audience is nearly 150,000 strong, global, and incredibly diverse vocationally. We should have no problem matching you with a relevant group!
Yes! If you want to join the community just for the Daily Devotional and Office Hour calls, you are more than welcome to!
Jordan Raynor is a leading voice of the faith and work movement. Through his bestselling books (The Creator in You, Redeeming Your Time, Master 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.