Core Value 8: Vocation

God calls each of his people to serve him in various ways in this world (1 Corinthians 7:20–24; Colossians 3:22–25).

  • Therefore we affirm the sanctity of labour and the validity of all vocations which are not contrary to the righteous requirements of Scripture (1 Thessalonians 4:11–12; 2 Thessalonians 3:6–10).
  • We deny that work and business are outside the realm of Christian living, and we deny that they may be performed as something other than service to Christ (Ephesians 6:5–9).

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. How does this value indicate we are to think about our employment or business?
  2. How would this affect a young person’s decision about his/her career?
  3. What does this say about the common separation of secular and sacred in a Christian’s life?
  4. How can you perform your job or run your business “as service to Christ”?

THE CORE VALUES OF SOLA 5