Christ Alive! | Christian Testimonies, Stories and Reflections

The kingdom of God is breaking out right in our midst, in our workplaces. You won’t hear about it on the evening network news. You won’t read about it in your local newspaper. But you will hear about it from members of Christians in Commerce. Here are just a few of the stories from the front lines of the workplace.

Christians in Commerce members share their workplace stories, reflections and testimonies of being Christ in the Workplace. Select a category to display abstracts from our ChristAlive Archives.

One day I was driving past a sports bar at noontime and felt that the Holy Spirit wanted me to go inside. I was not available in my heart as I pushed the thought aside and drove on. The voice without a voice pressed in on me – so I made one of my many “Holy Spirit u-turns” and went into the bar...
In fewer than 48 hours I would be standing before 150 people at a weekend church retreat to deliver two keynote talks... and I wasn't ready!
Many people see work as a curse resulting from the fall, but as we can see in scripture, work was ordained before the fall, so work is a part of God’s divine plan for us. Our purpose is to take care of creation until God is “all in all.”
A few years ago I was under significant pressure at work and in a serious situation where a supervisor did not like me and wanted me to leave. I needed to quickly figure out an “exit plan” and find another job...
Accolades, advancement, fun work, great people, star-status with the agency… I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Then, for a variety of reasons, it all fell apart...
After the buyout, we worked with our executive team to develop a values statement. We didn’t want to implement a set of values that we didn’t live. We didn’t want our values to be passive, but rather wanted them to reflect attitudes and actions that the individual can control. After a lot of prayer and conversation, we articulated four core values...
I had always told our children, “The right decisions in life, both personal and in business, are almost always the hardest.” And so it was. I suddenly had an overwhelming sensation of being challenged and observed.
I thought for a second and said, “You know, one day you’ll meet someone, and you’ll just see something in them and their life and you’ll want to be like them; that’s how God got to me”. Then she said something I wasn’t ready for. “You’re that person for me.”
You and I have probably each looked at the time and energy that we put into our projects and wondered whether it is worth it. We live in a flawed and fallen world, so for all we put into our work, it always falls short to some degree.
How should Christians respond to hostility towards their faith in the workplace? Some people believe that faith should be private, not to be shared or otherwise evident in the workplace. Others object to hearing talk about Jesus, complaining that they do not want Christians imposing their beliefs on them. They contend that the workplace should be a religious-free zone.