Joy At Work Bible Study Companion

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Format: Paperback

Vendor: Charisma House

Publication Date: June 16, 2005

ISBN: 0976268639

ISBN-13: 9780976268635

Number of Pages: 216

Dimensions: 11.00 × 8.00 (inches)

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Back in the Garden, work was fun. Yet, in today’s fallen world, joy and work are rarely used in the same sentence. But God really does intend for us to find joy in our work. Join Raymond Bakke, Brad Smith, and Bill Hendricks as they explore what the Bible says about the purpose of business and our right to a joyful workplace. No matter where you spend those 50 or 60 hours during the week—whether it’s in business, government, or the nonprofit sector; in church, at home, or anywhere else—God intends for you to find joy in your work.

This 10-week study accompanies Joy at Work, a book by Dennis W. Bakke, co-founder and CEO of AES, a worldwide energy giant with 40,000 employees in 31 countries. Shaped by his faith, Bakke recounts his quest to create the most fun workplace ever—using principles established in the Garden. This study provides the biblical map that he used as he charted and led that journey. Starting with the Genesis record of creation and moving through Revelation, this Bible study supplements Joy at Work with:

• Biblical readings that unveil the principles behind each chapter in Joy a t Work • A synthesis of theological principles • Reflective questions to prepare readers for small-group discussion • Questions for small-group discussion • Guidelines for immediate and long-term application for business and nonpr ofit leaders at all levels of corporations and organizations

Complementing the Joy at Work Bible Study Companion is the Bible Study DVD, which features outstanding leaders and pastors exploring what the Bible says about trusting others, decision making, and your purpose in the workplace.

The Joy at Work experience has the power to profoundly change your workplace and your life.

Author Info

Raymond Bakke is the founder of International Urban Associates and chair of the Board of Regents at Bakke Graduate University in Seattle. A professor of urban and global leadership, Raymond Bakke has authored The Urban Christian, A Theology as Big as the City, and A Biblical Word for an Urban World.

William Hendricks is president of The Giftedness Center, a Dallas-based consulting firm specializing in organizational design and strategic people management. Bill is the author and coauthor of fifteen books, including the classic Your Work Matters to God, The Power of Uniqueness, and The Light That Never Dies: A Story of Hope In the Shadows of Grief.

Brad Smith is the president of Bakke Graduate University. He co-founded the Center for Christian Leadership at Dallas Seminary, spent years consulting with both nonprofit organizations and Fortune 500 companies, pastored an urban church and served as both president and CEO of Leadership Network in Dallas.

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