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

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

What You Earn
What People Are Saying

When we took the small group curriculum, one group member said, “After the first lesson I found myself excited to go to work the next day and I look at my work so differently now.” We are all so thankful that Biola LEARN has put this together. (Eric O.)

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

Participant's Guide Sample
Misc
Welcome to the course!
Video
Lesson 1: Questions about Work and Calling
Video
Lesson 1 (continued): Why Your Work Matters to You
Video
Lesson 1 (continued): Valuable Resources
Video
Participant Guide
Misc
A Theology of Work and Vocation
Video
Our Theology of Work and Vocation—From the Bible to Today
Video
Luther on Work and Vocation
Video
Practical Observations about Calling
Video
Work and Vocation: From Theology to Practice
Video
Faith and Marketplace Experience
Video
Curriculum Evaluation
Misc

Course FAQ

No. The course contains everything you need to successfully complete the course. There are resources recommended at the end of the course that you are free to purchase if you wish to pursue further study on the course topic.

You may download the participant guide included in this course. You may then distribute electronic and/or print copies to every member of your small group.

Since this course is designed as a packaged small group curriculum, you will not have any interaction with the professor during the course.

These videos are only available on Biola LEARN. You will also need to be connected to the internet to view these videos.