Christians in Management_ The Workplace Missionary
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Christians in Management: The Workplace Missionary

Christian supervisor (CS) working when in comes Christian worker (CW). CS complains freely and without reserve to CW because he feels he can freely express his frustrations with the rest of the crew without jeopardizing his standing as a Christian. Complaining in generalities how the crew fails to use their God-given talent and abilities to do their job. Non-Christian worker (NCW) comes in during rant, and immediately CS quits rant and tells NCW what a good job he is doing. And infroms NCW how he now has new positions so he can always have Sundays off (so he can go to church).  CW feels he has gotten punished for being a Christian and attending church when possible. Now NCW having heard part of the rant has no interest in going to church if CS is the prime example of a good Christian.

Management And Christianity

So Often Christians are so zealous to shear Christ in the workplace they forget the old adage Your actions speak louder than your words. Don’t get me wrong I don’t think As Christians we should seek ways to share Christ allowing Christ to show through our action.  We are called to love others where they are in life. Take Christ to them. Drucker on Leadership

Sometimes Christian managers feel it is their duty to help others be better Christians. To encourage or entice a person into following Christ’s commands. Or Maybe to encourage them to go to church. Read ‘>The Daily Drucker: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done

What the Bible says

I have known Christian managers who read Colossians 3:23 as “Work willingly and happily regardless of how you are treated at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people never seeking recognition. Therefore some Christian manager will some times reward non-Christians with a thank you. while Christians should not receive a thank you because they don’t need a reward.

How to be an example of Christ

One of the best lessons I learned about management didn’t even come from a management book or the courses I took in college. It came from a romance novel. Seek to use the assets of your employees. Recognizing their strengths and weaknesses. Pay them what they are worth. Example in Matthew 20:1-16. Read Pocket Mentor

Who is the most Powerful Person

I have known managers who think they are more powerful than their subordinates. And most would agree. It is generally thought the most powerful person in a corporate setting is the one in charge. That may be true when it comes to pulling strings. However, the one thing a person needs to remember, they would not be in that position if not for the “little” man. John 13:12-17 Jesus tells his disciples “…no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.” I understand this to also mean you can’t have one without the other. You can’t be a manager if there is no one to manage. You can’t be a supervisor if there is no one to supervise. Read 7 reasons to apologize to your spouse even when your right I talk about how a person can say something that can be understood differently then what was intended. A  bit like the opening story. Luke 6:31(NLT)Do to others as you would like them to do to you. We have all heard it but often misunderstand it. It is usually turned it in to treat others as you think they are going to treat you, so beat them to the punch. Right? Or how about the other thought is “I can do what I want, how I want because I’m the boss?” Remember Jesus is in the room with you and your co-worker/boss/enemy what would he do or say? And if that means nothing to you remember the success of a business hinges on how you treat people. It really does. Read

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