Influencing our work… Integrating our faith
Beyond the walls…
There has never been a significant movement of God without the involvement of laity, moving disciple-making beyond the walls of the Church.
WHY DO WE EXIST?
Marketplace Multipliers equip all Christians to influence their workplace and integrate their faith, by making disciples and unleashing the kingdom of God wherever they are.
WHO ARE WE?
As Marketplace Multipliers we are intentional to integrate our faith and work to equip those around us in our workplaces, translating our influence into making disciples and multiplying the kingdom of God. We do this in whatever career or areas of influence we are led into. God is at work where we work, so we serve the higher interests of the kingdom while leading with excellence in the marketplace.
The Church has left the building…
“And Christ Himself gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be shepherds and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up…” – Ephesians 4:11-12
These foundational biblical truths, outlined by the Apostle Paul above, guide us:
- Christ Himself is the Source – only God creates a movement, but we all have a role as the Spirit designates
- Roles exist to equip believers – not as an end unto themselves
- Engagement and mobilization of all God’s people, more than a workforce, this is a “Kingdom Force,” needed for the body of Christ to be built
God placed you where you are because you have an outsized-God-blessed influence on the world around you, in which you can intentionally focus on integrating your faith and work, making disciples and multiplying the Kingdom in the marketplace.
You can do this – it is not for the super-Christians, the super-wealthy, or the super-gifted. Your marketplace influence can be used by God for good whether you work in business, health care, education, media, community service, the government or any other variety of work.
The church has left the building!
The Wesleyan Church is exploring how to equip the saints in local churches to break barriers and gain confidence to share our faith in everyday places – where we work, live and play. Among the initiatives currently underway:
- Local marketplace discipleship endeavors are already being carried out by Marketplace Multipliers that may be inspirational learning experiences for others;
- Local church chapter pilots are organizing to encourage and equip Marketplace Multipliers;
- Pastors and churches are blessing and supporting Marketplace Multipliers;
- A podcast is being developed, and a book is being written featuring Marketplace Multipliers’ stories (we will let you know as these become available); and,
- The Great Lakes Region, through Superintendent Chris Conrad and Marketplace Multiplier Dave Gerry, is presenting the Marketplace Multipliers vision and praying over these people at 20 churches in 2020.
We will update you here on these, and other, initiatives designed to empower Marketplace Multipliers.
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Marketplace Multipliers Podcast
In this episode…
- Wayne Schmidt (General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church) is interviewed by Jeff Clark (Associate Head Basketball Coach at Indiana Wesleyan University) and they discuss the emerging movement of Marketplace Multipliers. Wayne shares why he is so passionate to see God’s activity in the lives of lay people beyond the walls of the Church.
- David Drury (Chief of Staff of The Wesleyan Church) interviews Trent Dailey (President and CEO of Insurance Management Group, pictured to the left) about how his journey to President and CEO of an insurance company intersected with his journey of faith. He shares how he pursues both the science of achievement and the art of fulfillment in his leadership.
- Wayne Schmidt and Jeff Clark reflect on Trent’s story and the power of approaching relationships with humility and energy.