Talk

Women at Work: Cultivating a Career and a Relationship with God

Date recorded: 20 May 2018 | Speaker: Margunn Dahle | Event: ELF Workshop
Topic: Leadership

Description

As evangelical men and women we are called together "to bear witness to Jesus Christ and all his teaching in every sphere of society" (The Cape Town Commitment). This includes bearing holistic witness as female professionals in the marketplace. In this talk, we respond to some key challenges we may face as female evangelical leaders in the marketplace, such as having a stressful life with demanding working hours, experiencing isolation at work and alienation inside church, and facing tough priorities in relation to families and friends. The framework for responding to such challenges is a holistic understanding of calling, which includes a primary calling to worship God ("by God, to God, for God") and a secondary calling to serve him ("everyone, everywhere, in everything").