Work in any culture is…well, work. Sometimes enjoyable. Often hard and exhausting. Sometimes challenging, more likely because of the people with whom you work rather than the work itself. That applies to any kind of work. When you are working with your God-given skills (and assuming you are doing work that is legal and moral), all work can be an act of worship. Yes, I said ALL WORK, not just if you are on staff of a ministry organization. You might spend two hours a week at church or Bible Study and get the wrong message that the other 166 hours of your week are second class compared to church stuff. An interruption to “ministry.” Lacking purpose, whether you are earning income or not. Something to endure until you one day can do something meaningful (like retire and go on the mission field). But, that is wrong. Biblically wrong. There is no “sacred/secular” division in a Christian’s life. Everyone at every level is doing sacred work. Seriously! Your time at church and in a small group is supposed to be“the stimulus to launch you out into the world—which includes the marketplace—prepared to take the hope of Jesus with you.” That’s the message I heard recently at a Work as Worship* conference. And, it is a message that is so needed in our Christian communities.