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21 November 2018
Many of us spend the majority of our time each week at work. It is where we have most interactions with people who don’t know Jesus. It is where God has placed us and a key place where we serve for God’s glory.
I believe our mission field is wherever God has placed us. So sharing our faith in the workplace is important! But this can be very challenging:
- We aren’t paid to share our faith
- We hardly ever have opportunities
- It seems a big jump to switch from talking about work to talking about Jesus
On November 25 we will have our third and final session of the Sharing Jesus Survival Kit. So far we have looked at some practical ways of sharing the gospel and breaking through barriers that hold us back in sharing Jesus. This third and final session will be looking at sharing Jesus in the workplace.
Joining us is a special guest with experience wrestling with these challenges and sharing his faith while teaching.
Mike Smailes has worked both in the church and as a teacher in schools. He is currently the Associate Minister at Lansdowne Baptist Church. Previously he taught in a large school in Lincoln which drew in 1,900 students from across the city.
During his first year teaching in Lincoln he restarted a Christian Union with his son and was given opportunities to make a stand for Christ where few were then doing so. In 2015 he was appointed Head of Science and in 2016 joined the Academy Teaching and Learning Team and then undertook the NPQSL qualification in Senior Leadership.
Mike is passionate about practically equipping the Church in following Jesus in every aspect of life and he brings rich Biblical thinking with personal experience of the highs and lows of sharing faith in the workplace.
Please do come along to a session running in all three services on the 25th of November. You are very welcome even if you haven’t attended the two previous sessions.
Bring your questions, bring your thoughts – and let’s explore together how we can share the incredible grace of God in the challenge of the workplace.