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.

As I looked around the body of Christ, I could see the needs I wasn’t able to meet because of my full-time work status. I was torn between serving the body through my job and being more available to support the other needs of my brothers and sisters in Christ. My heart was moved with love and I wanted to do more.
Now, more than ever, the call we’ve been given as Christians in commerce is needed... We have experienced the baptism of the Holy Spirit. We have joined together to walk into battle filled with the Holy Spirit and wearing the armor of God. We call others to join with us and live the life of Christ to turn the tide and expand the Kingdom of God by being Christ in the workplace.
In 2003 I had open heart surgery; not in the physical sense, but in the spiritual sense while attending my first Christians in Commerce Challenge Weekend. Actually, my “spiritual surgery” went unnoticed by all the attendees at the time because it was between me, (the patient) and God (the surgeon) who opened my heart to the Holy Spirit.
Recently I’ve been thinking about this word “enamored”. The dictionary definition is “to cause to feel a strong or excessive interest or fascination”. I’d like to describe some ways in which I have been enamored in my life through a person, a place, and a thing.
During the mid 70’s with the passage of Roe vs. Wade, my roommate and I considered ourselves “enlightened”, intelligent women. Neither of us saw abortion as anything more than a simple quick fix to an “inconvenience” that was interfering with her completion of graduate school...
My wife and I were having some problems a while back. We weren’t getting along. We seemed disconnected. We rarely made contact, except to irritate each other, or so it seemed. We resolved to go away for a long weekend and work on “us”.
My wife went out with friends one afternoon, so I thought I’d entertain myself by going through some open houses. After viewing a number of homes, I came to the last one on my list. It didn’t really fit the parameters of what my wife and I were looking for, but I felt drawn to go inside...
This convicted me that I needed to pray for my coworkers and clients more diligently. What other opportunities had I missed by not being spiritually “tuned in” to others’ needs? I began to pray.
Most of us have memories of a teacher or coach who made a significant impact on us growing up, but as adults, not all of us have had or been a mentor. As we grow as Christians, it is desirable to experience both roles...
When they had first walked in, this man had misjudged my friends and assumed them to be very different than they were. He was bothered by the loud motorcycles and their looks; but when he heard their prayer, he realized they were much different than he had assumed...