Faith, Work, Calling and Vocation Helen Mitchell
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Faith, Work, Calling and Vocation
Helen Mitchell
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1. 3 Lies About Work That Have Us ... 7 MINS
2. Debunking the Myth that Work is ... 6 MINS
3. Does Business have More of a ... 11 MINS
4. How does the Great Commission ... 8 MINS
5. The Bible on Work, Calling and ... 10 MINS
6. Flourishing in One's Call to ... 14 MINS
7. Work as Ministry and as a ... 9 MINS
8. Workplace Small Groups for ... 8 MINS
9. Your Job as a Place for ... 10 MINS
Work matters. Whether it’s in the home, the local church, the marketplace, or in the community.Your work can be worship and glorifying to God. However, when asked, most people don’t see how the work that they do every day connects to the Great Commission. Could it be that we have an incomplete view of work or is there more to the Christian mission in the world? What really is our salvation for?

 In this nine part series, Dr. Scott B. Rae and Helen M. Mitchell, of Biola University, will unpack the concepts of faith, work, calling and vocation that is theologically grounded and practically oriented. They will address questions such as:

  • What hidden beliefs and prejudices affect how we see ourselves and others in our work? 
  • Is there work and places that are “sacred,” and work and places that are “secular?” 
  • Where in early church history did this sacred and secular distinction come from? 
  • Does the Bible support hierarchies of calling? 
  • Is ministry only confined to the work in and through the local church? What does it really mean to be a Christian in the workplace? 
  • What is the role and calling of Christians in the world? 
  • How can work be as a place for spiritual formation? How do we have an incomplete view of work? 
  • What are the common misconceptions regarding faith, work and vocation? 
  • How do pastors lead and disciple people in their worklife?  
  • Why should a pastor be concerned about the productivity in the marketplace? 
 
  Faith, Work, Calling and Vocation - Small Group Discussion Guide
OTHER SERIES WITH Helen Mitchell
We might spend a few hours of our week at church or in a small group. This kind of worship is biblical and a vital rhythm in the life of a Christian. But during the other 166 hours of our week, we have just as much potential to worship the God who created us.

The Work as Worship retreat is for men and women in the business world who want to incorporate their Christian faith more fully into every day of their week. Experience the full lineup of speakers as they discuss what it looks like to worship with our work. Uncover opportunities you have waiting for you to carry your faith with you on Monday.

If you'd like more information about the Work as Worship retreat simulcast, visit the website here.
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1. The Holy Spirit & The Workplace 32 MINS
2. Faith in the Spotlight 32 MINS
3. How to Drive Eternal Results in ... 33 MINS
4. Position and Purpose 31 MINS
5. Called to Work, Create Value, & ... 33 MINS
6. Leading with Love 33 MINS
7. An Interview with Steve Green 24 MINS
8. Building Businesses and Lives ... 32 MINS
9. The Power of Empathy in a World ... 38 MINS
In this five part segment, Helen M. Mitchell, Director of the Talbot Center for Faith, Work & Economics at Biola University interviews Brad W. Dacus, Esq, founder and President of the Pacific Justice regarding matters of faith in the workplace as it relates to the law.

These videos will help individuals better understand what religious accommodations to expect in the workplace, what is required of employers and how to deal with work related obstacles contrary to one's religious beliefs.

These succinct videos will address matters such as:

  • When is faith accommodation warranted in the workplace?
  • Is an employer required to make faith accommodations for employees?
  • What should an employee do if their employer's policies and training are contrary to their own faith?

Workplace Faith Accommodations, will provide you with some new insights and practical suggestions regarding religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties.
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1. Faith Accommodations in the ... 1 MIN
2. Is an employer sponsored Bible ... 1 MIN
3. Can religious articles of ... 1 MIN
4. Is an employer required to make ... 1 MIN
5. How to deal with company ... 2 MINS
In this ten part segment, Helen M. Mitchell, Director of the Talbot Center for Faith, Work & Economics at Biola University interviews Brad W. Dacus, Esq, founder and President of the Pacific Justice Institute regarding matters of faith in the workplace as it relates to the law.

These videos will help individuals better understand what is and isn't permissible when organizing a religious small group or Bible study at work from both a legal and an ethical perspective.

These succinct videos will address matters such as:

  • What are the employer's and the employee's rights in permitting and starting a small group or Bible study at work?
  • Are there differences between private employers and a government employer?
  • What are the legalities and considerations regarding small groups or Bible studies at work?

Workplace Small Groups or Bible Studies, will provide you with some new insights and practical suggestions regarding religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties.


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1. How can and employer bring ... 1 MIN
2. What must an employer know ... 1 MIN
3. What do you do about the ... 1 MIN
4. Who can lead a small group or ... 1 MIN
5. Can a schoolteacher lead a ... 1 MIN
6. Does an employee have to ask ... 1 MIN
7. If an employee wants to use a ... 1 MIN
8. Can employers prevent employees ... 1 MIN
9. Is it legal to use company ... 1 MIN
10. Is it legal to start a small ... 1 MIN
In this two part segment, Helen M. Mitchell, Director of the Talbot Center for Faith, Work & Economics at Biola University interviews Brad W. Dacus, Esq, founder and President of the Pacific Justice Institute regarding matters of faith in the workplace as it relates to the law. 

These videos will help union employees better understand their rights when it comes to religion and monthly dues.

These succinct videos will address matters such as:

  • Is it possible to direct how monthly union dues are used?
  • Can a union employee be fired for objecting to how union dues are being used?

Union Workers, will provide you with some new insights and practical suggestions regarding religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties. 
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1. What rights do union employees ... 1 MIN
2. Can an employee be fired ... 1 MIN
In this one part segment, Helen M. Mitchell, Director of the Talbot Center for Faith, Work & Economics at Biola University interviews Brad W. Dacus, Esq, founder and President of the Pacific Justice Institute regarding matters of faith in the workplace as it relates to the law.This video will help a medical professional understand the legal requirements in treating patients against their religious beliefs.These succinct videos will address matters such as: 
  • What should medical professional do if they object based on religious beliefs? 
  • Is accommodation possible for medical professionals?

Doctors and Medical Professionals,will provide you with some new insights and practical suggestions regarding religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties.
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1. Faith, Work, Calling and the ... 1 MIN
In this two part segment, Helen M. Mitchell, Director of the Talbot Center for Faith, Work & Economics at Biola University interviews Brad W. Dacus, Esq, founder and President of the Pacific Justice Institute regarding matters of faith in the workplace as it relates to the law.

These videos will help individuals better understand some of the activities that are and are not permissible in the public school system.

These succinct videos will address matters such as:
  • Celebrating Christmas in the classroom?
  • How can a teacher legally talk to a student about their faith?

Faith in School,will provide you with some new insights and practical suggestions regarding religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties.
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1. Can a school teacher talk about ... 2 MINS
2. Do you have any resources for ... 1 MIN
3. Can a school teacher put up a ... 1 MIN
In this two part segment, Helen M. Mitchell, Director of the Talbot Center for Faith, Work & Economics at Biola University interviews Brad W. Dacus, Esq, founder and President of the Pacific Justice Institute regarding matters of faith in the workplace as it relates to the law.

These videos will help individuals better understand how the separation of church and state affects government employees on a personal and professional level.

These succinct videos will address matters such as:

  • Can government contracts and decisions be made factoring in the business owner's faith?
  • What are the differences for a government employer?
  • Is a government employee legally affected differently than an employee of a private company?
Government Employees, will provide you with some new insights and practical suggestions regarding religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties.
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1. Can government agencies make ... < 1 MIN
2. How does separation of church ... 1 MIN
In this four part segment, Helen M. Mitchell, Director of the Talbot Center for Faith, Work & Economics at Biola University interviews Brad W. Dacus, Esq, founder and President of the Pacific Justice Institute regarding matters of faith in the workplace as it relates to the law.

These videos will help individuals better understand employee's rights regarding religion in the workplace and during the hiring process.

These succinct videos will address matters such as:

  • When is faith a consideration during the hiring process and in job performance evaluation?
  • What types of organizations can legally make hiring decisions based on faith?
  • What would constitute job discrimination based on faith?

Job Discrimination and Hiring, will provide you with some new insights and practical suggestions regarding religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties.
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1. Can you inquire about someone's ... 1 MIN
2. Do non-profits or Christian ... 1 MIN
3. Is it legal to fire someone who ... 1 MIN
4. Is it legal to make hiring ... 1 MIN
In this ten part segment, Helen M. Mitchell, Director of the Talbot Center for Faith, Work & Economics at Biola University interviews Brad W. Dacus, Esq, founder and President of the Pacific Justice Institute regarding matters of faith in the workplace as it relates to the law.

These videos will help individuals better understand employee's rights in the workplace, in interactions with co-workers, and what is appropriate when displaying religious symbols in the workplace.

These succinct videos will address matters such as:

  • Is it legal to share one's faith at work and to pray for co-workers?
  • When would an employee cross the line regarding faith matters at work?
  • Could an employee be terminated for faith beliefs expressed at work?

My Faith Shared in the Workplace, will provide you with some new insights and practical suggestions regarding religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties.
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1. Can an employee ask a ... < 1 MIN
2. Can an employee share their ... 1 MIN
3. Can an employer restrict all ... 1 MIN
4. What can Christians display in ... 1 MIN
5. Is it legal for an employee to ... 1 MIN
6. What do I do if someone tells ... 1 MIN
7. Can an employee have religious ... 1 MIN
8. Can I invite co workers to ... 1 MIN
9. Is an employee permitted to ... 1 MIN
10. Can an employee be terminated ... 1 MIN
In this six part segment, Helen M. Mitchell, Director of the Talbot Center for Faith, Work & Economics at Biola University interviews Brad W. Dacus, Esq, founder and President of the Pacific Justice Institute regarding matters of faith in the workplace as it relates to the law.

These videos will better help you understand the difference between religious discrimination and harassment in the workplace and specifics what rights a religious employee has while at work.

These succinct videos will address matters such as:

  • When does sharing one's faith crossover to harassment?
  • How does the law protect religious expression?
  • Could my religious practices and way of life be harassment?

Religious Discrimination and Religious Harassment, will provide you with some new insights and practical suggestions regarding religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties.
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1. Could religious practices be ... 1 MIN
2. Do the laws covering religious ... 1 MIN
3. Rights of an employee when they ... 1 MIN
4. What is considered religious or ... 1 MIN
5. Religious Discrimination vs ... 2 MINS
6. When does sharing your faith ... 1 MIN
In this eleven part segment, Helen M. Mitchell, Director of the Talbot Center for Faith, Work & Economics at Biola University interviews Brad W. Dacus, Esq, founder and President of the Pacific Justice Institute regarding matters of faith in the workplace as it relates to the law.

These videos will help individuals better understand religious tolerance from an employee's perspective and what is and isn't expected from them.

These succinct videos will address matters such as:

What authority does an employer have to encourage or ban religious expression in the workplace?
Are there differences between private employers and a government employer?
How can an employer legally engage in faith conversations and express their faith in their organization?

The Employer, will provide you with some new insights and practical suggestions regarding religious freedom, parental rights and other civil liberties.
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1. How can an employer create a ... 1 MIN
2. Can an employer ban all ... 1 MIN
3. How can an employer remain ... 1 MIN
4. How would I know my employer's ... 1 MIN
5. Where within the business can a ... 1 MIN
6. Can a business owner include ... 1 MIN
7. Can the employer buy lunch for ... 1 MIN
8. Can an employer offer religious ... 1 MIN
9. Can the employer or manager buy ... 1 MIN
10. What is the best way for an ... 1 MIN
11. How should an employer handle ... 1 MIN
In this seven part segment, Helen M. Mitchell, Director of the Talbot Center for Faith, Work & Economics at Biola University interviews Brad W. Dacus, Esq, founder and President of the Pacific Justice Institute regarding matters of faith in the workplace as it relates to the law.

These videos will better help employees to obtain a better understanding of exactly what is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and what it means in relation to the Constitution. How Title VII affects religious employees in the workplace. Obtain a better understanding of religious rights within the work place and what is and isn't allowed.

These succinct videos will address matters such as:

  • What does 'separation of church and state' mean and how does it apply to the workplace?
  • Who is protected under Title VII?
  • What religions are protected under Title VII?
Title VII and the Constitution, will provide you with some new insights and practical suggestions regarding religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties.
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1. Does the concept of "separation ... 1 MIN
2. Does Title VII to apply to any ... < 1 MIN
3. How does Title VII and the ... 1 MIN
4. Is the concept of separation of ... 1 MIN
5. What does the EEOC define as a ... 1 MIN
6. What is required for an ... 1 MIN
7. What is Title VII (The Civil ... 1 MIN
Constant conflicting messages are sent to women as to what their role and value is in the world. Join Helen Mitchell, of Biola University and Director of the Talbot Center for Faith, Work, and Economics, survey the Bible for answers on the worth and role of women as co-workers with men for human flourishing. Using biblical references, Helen will demonstrate how men and women are intended and commanded to work together and why it was God's plan that we are better together.

In this three-part series, you will see God's counter-cultural and high view of women and what it means to be a Christian woman in the marketplace. These videos will address those questions and others:

  • Should women be in the markeplace?
  • Is motherhood a greater calling?
  • Is woman inferior to man? What does it mean that she is a "helper?"
  • How do women unknowingly discredit themselves?
  • Is the confidence gap real?
  • How should a woman lead?
  • What does God really think of women?
  • How does one be God's woman in a man's world?

Faith, Work, Calling and Women, will provide you with some new insights and practical suggestions to move forward in culture and to navigate obstacles and opportunities. What every woman needs to know but likely has not been told. Time to break out of the box!
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1. The Worth, Role and Value of ... 8 MINS
2. Was Jesus Counter-Cultural ... 8 MINS
3. Women@Work Navigating Power, ... 14 MINS
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