How to Glorify Christ in the Workplace
What are five ways to glorify Christ in the workplace? Do I have to be in management to serve Christ in my job? What does it mean to treat Christ as supreme at work?
As the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for EnergyCAP, Inc., my main responsibility is to make sure that organizations needing energy management software find out about our product. I’m also our company chaplain; and so therefore I encourage our company to operate by the Christian business principles upon which we were founded.
For example, as a Christian-based business we:
- offer an adoption and foster grant to employees
- match employee giving to charitable causes
- offer mental health counseling and marriage retreat scholarships
- give paid time off to employees to serve others
But other companies do these kinds of things, and that doesn’t mean they operate on Christian business principles. Some may argue these programs are worthwhile because they’re good for employee productivity, without doing them for Christ. What then, differentiates us from others?
Our management team at EnergyCAP believes three statements:
First, God the Father caused our company to come into being. It wasn’t by the will of our Founder or CEO that we were created; it was by the sovereign will of God.
Second, God the Father has his own purposes for our company. Again, our CEO may have his own plans for the company, but God has his own reasons for sustaining it.
Third, the ultimate goal of our company is to bring glory and honor to Jesus Christ. Our particular context for pursuing this goal is by creating great energy management software and a great company. That’s our platform, our means. But ultimately and primarily, the goal of everything we do is to bring glory to Christ.
In a presentation in Dallas at the National Training Conference for Cenergistic, I spoke about how to glorify Christ in the workplace. We turned it into a Christ Cast and are providing it to you.
Christ Casts are online presentations that are recorded as videos for viewing on ChristNow.com. Christ Casts cover a variety of topics to expand one’s vision and experience of Christ. Always free to attend and easy to use—all you need is a computer and Internet connection, and speakers or telephone for sound—Christ Casts are a convenient way to be discipled into Christ wherever you are.
This Christ Cast answers:
- What are five ways to glorify Christ in the workplace?
- Do I have to be in management to serve Christ in my job?
- What does it mean to treat Christ as supreme at work?
- And more
Watch the Christ Cast now:
The prayer we prayed in the Christ Cast is posted here.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chris Heinz
Chris Heinz is the Founder and CEO of Munyay, which creates coaching solutions to help you love your life and work. He’s also the Vice President of Human Resources for EnergyCAP, Inc. and is an ICF Certified Coach and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. Chris enjoys coaching people, writing, and speaking on the topics of engagement, coaching, strengths, prayer, and the Christian life. He’s the author of the Made to Pray book and prayer assessment. Chris lives with his wife and three children in central Pennsylvania, where they play at their cabin-on-a-creek.