Of Jesus’ 132 public appearances recorded in the Gospels, 122 of them occurred in the marketplace. In fact, 45 out of the 52-recorded parables of Jesus had a workplace context. Not to mention the fact that He called the twelve disciples from the workplace, not the clergy. While He did some preaching in the synagogues and other gathering places, most of His outreach was where people worked – in the market places and in the every day routine of life.
The Workplace Outreach of ICC seeks to just that – to meet people in the midst of their every day lives, especially at work. The average person spends up to 50-70% of their waking hours at work. While many people view their jobs as a drudgery, others pour their whole identities into “what they do” versus “who they are.” In other words, work is their life.
God has a desire for our work-life that is quite different. To Him, our work is a holy calling – an opportunity to serve God and others (Colossians 3:23-24).
Indeed, it is the mission of ICC@work to equip people to model Christ at their place of work, to encourage Biblical decision making which fosters the highest standard of excellence and integrity, thereby being a positive influence to others for the Kingdom and bringing glory to God.
The ministry is accomplished through small groups (both at church and off site), courses and seminars, and One-to-One Discipleship (by appointment).
A Sampling of Topics Covered:
- Leadership Training
- Biblical Decision-Making
- Christian Mentoring
- How Faith and Work Intersect
- Setting up a Bible Study/Fellowship Group at Work
- Using Personal Testimonies
If you want to begin the process of “working to the Lord” in your work life, call (631) 822-3000 or e-mail – and let’s get started!