Theology of the Marketplace: Business as Transformational Mission

Speaker(s): Paul Stevens
Date: Fall 2013
Length: 21h37min
Product ID: RGDL4324S

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This course aims to help students inhabit a biblical theological vision for life in the marketplace. It will seek to locate an understanding of ministry in the marketplace within the wider context of God's mission, and the mission and ministry of the church in the world. In particular, it is designed to meet the following objectives for students:

  1. To discover that business and human enterprise is not only a platform for expanding the kingdom of God but is part of that kingdom coming
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  3. To develop a theological foundation for Christian service in the marketplace, especially a theology of work
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  5. To provide time, space and structure for extended theological reflection on aspects of the participant's own work experiences and those of others
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  7. To equip people for present or future ministry in the marketplace
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  9. To encourage and empower people for the transformational nature of work and its significant part in the church's mission in the world today
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Lectures include:

  • Work and the Meaning of Human Enterprise
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  • Understanding and Engaging the System
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  • Leadership for Servants - by Walter Wright
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  • Money, Globalization, and the Powers - with Rick Goossen
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  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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  • Ethics for Marketplace Ministers
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  • Calling and Mission - by David Hataj
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  • Business as Transformational Mission 1
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  • Business as Transformational Mission 2
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  • Business as Transformational Mission 3
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  • Empowering the Church for Marketplace Mission
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  • The Spirituality of Kingdom Leadership
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See All Audio by Paul Stevens

R. Paul Stevens is Professor Emeritus of Marketplace Theology at Regent College. He is the author of Liberating the Laity, Disciplines of the Hungry Heart, The Other Six Days, Marriage Spirituality, Doing God's Business and co-editor (with Robert J. Banks) of The Complete Book of Everyday Christianity.

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