Talbot School of Theology
God and Your Work
Dr. Scott Rae helps you see your work and career as your ministry for God.
God and Your Work
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Overview

Do you ever feel like you're working just to pay the bills?

Do you look forward to the day when you won't have to go to work anymore?

Do you view the ministry of your pastors as more valuable to God than your work?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. The question of whether your work matters to God is one that many people wrestle with. In this online course, Dr. Scott Rae and several other scholars want to help you understand that your work matters deeply to God. They will help you see that all followers of Jesus are in full-time ministry, not just the pastors and missionaries. And they will help you recognize that the professional work you do is part of your service to God.

Join Dr. Rae for a 6-lesson journey through an exploration of work, calling, and vocation.

Each lesson contains:

  • Videos that unpack the lesson topic
  • A short quiz to help you recall what you learned
  • A reflection to help you integrate the material into your own life

Note: This is the individual version of the course. This course is formatted for individual study. There is also a small group curriculum version of this course that contains videos and a downloadable participant guide for use in an in-person small group. 

What You Earn
Instructor
Scott Rae
Talbot School of Theology

Talbot School of Theology is a theologically conservative, evangelical seminary in Southern California near Los Angeles. With over a 60-year heritage of biblical fidelity, the seminary couples solid evangelical scholarship with spiritual formation to prepare students for a lifetime of relevant, effective ministry. The seminary's master's degree programs and doctoral degree programs are led by a faculty of nationally renowned, widely-published and actively engaged ministry leaders.

Learn more about Talbot's online degree programs

Syllabus

Course Introduction
Video
Lesson Introduction:This lesson will introduce...
Overview
Questions about Work and Calling
Video
Why Work, Vocation, and Calling Matter to You
Video
Valuable Resources
Video
Lesson 1 - Quiz
Quiz
Reflection Questions
Reflection
Lesson Introduction:This lesson will give you a...
Overview
A Theology of Work and Vocation
Video
Lesson 2 - Quiz
Quiz
Reflection Questions
Reflection
Lesson Introduction:In this lesson, we will...
Overview
Our Theology of Work and Vocation—From the Bible to Today
Video
Lesson 3 - Quiz
Quiz
Reflection Questions
Reflection
Lesson Introduction:This lesson focuses more...
Overview
Luther on Work and Vocation: Part I
Video
Luther on Work and Vocation: Part II
Video
Practical Observations about Calling
Video
Lesson 4 - Quiz
Quiz
Reflection Questions
Reflection
Lesson Introduction:This lesson will address...
Overview
Work and Vocation: From Theology to Practice
Video
Lesson 5 - Quiz
Quiz
Reflection Questions
Reflection
Lesson Introduction:This lesson is an interview...
Overview
Faith and Marketplace Experience
Video
Lesson 6 - Quiz
Quiz
Reflection Questions
Reflection
Recommended Resources
Misc
Course Evaluation
Misc

Course FAQ

This course contains all of the materials you will need to complete the course. The speakers featured in this course may recommend resources to your for further study.

This course is produced for individual study. There is a separate small group curriculum for this course that contains a participant's study guide. That course is available for purchase in the course catalog.

Each lesson is designed for the average user to be able to complete in 1-2 hours. Since this is a self-paced course, the time it will take you to complete it will depend on the speed with which you want to progress through the course.