• Welcome to Marketplace Ministry!

    Professor Paul Stevens -- Contact Person: registrar@imtglobal.org

    Thank you for joining this course, Marketplace Ministry. This is an important study both for people in pastoral ministry (since they are empowering most of the people of God to live and work in the world Monday to Saturday as full-time servants of God in the workplace and home), but also for people whose primary arena of service is in a societal occupation.  For myself (Paul) this is heart-beat stuff. I have been teaching, modeling, writing and advocating on this for over fifty years. I have tried to implement this as a pastor, as a student counselor with IVCF, as a carpenter and business person (construction industry), as a theological professor and more recently as a self-employed consultant and seminar leader.

    What we are going to do in this course is to explore what is the meaning, motivation and practice of marketplace activity from God`s perspective drawing heavily on Scripture. Behind this it is the conviction that all of God`s people are engaged in “full-time ministry" and doing Kingdom of God work, not just pastors and missionaries. In this course we are considering “marketplace” in a broad way, yes primarily business and economic life, but in all kinds of enterprise and exchange, whether profitable or not-for-profit, including teaching, professions, the trades and homemaking.

  • Lesson 11: Empowering the Church for Transformational Mission

    Professor Paul Stevens

    As a member of the people of God you are gathered on Sunday for worship and fellowship but dispersed during the week into amazing workplaces, often where professional pastor and missionaries cannot go. So whether you are a pastor or a member of the congregation it is critical to understand how to be salt and light in your workplace. The church is much more than a building on the corner. 

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    To listen to the audio for Lesson 11, select and download mp3 files 4324K1 to 4324K6.

    Assignment Checklist:

    1. Listen to lecture K1-K6
    2. Write a journal entry on the lecture material heard
    3. Continue reading the book chosen from the required readings list
    4. Keep in mind the book report and course project that is due by the end of the course
    Lesson 10: Money and the Meaning of LifeLesson 12: (Final Lesson) The Spirituality of Kingdom Work in the World