• 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 2: Pressures, Powers and Empowerment in the Workplace

    Professor Paul Stevens

    Congratulations on completing week one. You are now into the rhythm of the course. This week we plunge into two key issues in the marketplace: resistance (the powers and empowerment) and motivation for work and enterprise.

    A Virtual Company:   Technology as a “Power”

    To listen to the audio for Lesson 2, select and download mp3 files 4324B1 - 4324B7.

    Assignment Checklist:

    1. Listen to lecture B1-B7
    2. Write a journal entry on the lecture material heard
    3. Continue reading the book chosen from the required readings list
    Last modified: Sunday, 28 May 2017, 4:19 PM
    Lesson 1: Work and the Meaning of Human EnterpriseLesson 3: Leadership for Servants