City Hubs and Workplace Communities
On average we spend about 90,000 of our lives at work. This represents about 1/3 of our lifetime! Yet, with work being such a significant part of our lives in terms of our time, creative energy, and relationships many struggle to make the vital connection between their work and faith, seeing them as two isolated things. Moreover, in many cases, we also spend more time with work colleagues than we do with our families, but sometimes those relationships can be shallow and based solely on the output of work or our latest performance.
Workplace communities provide a space within the workplace to build friendships beyond performance and for like-minded colleagues to work out together how their faith in Christ integrates with their work in such a way that it adds value to the entire organization and its stakeholders. Moreover, our workplaces provide the context for our discipleship and being shaped into the image of Christ as well the environment that we are called to do mission - namely be a part of the redemptive purposes of God within our organisations, vocations and cities.
We first create a CITY HUB (our first is Geneva Connect) which is a city wide community of missional workplace believers from different industries and vocations. The community meets once a month to build relationships and to be equipped and trained to be missional believers in the workplace and to practice our Five Rythms of missional community life:
PRAYER AND LISTEN TOGETHER
BUILD RELATIONSHIP TOGETHER
CREATE AND INNOVATE TOGETHER
SERVE AND EVANGELIZE TOGETHER
Members of the CITY HUB are then trained and equipped to create workplace communities in their own respective workplaces where they repeeat the five rythms in their organisational contect. This is our means of multiplication and extending the values of Christ deep within the organisation and by extension the city.
Do You Want To Start A Workplace Community At Your Organisation?
1) Download our booklet on Workplace Communities.
2) Find another colleague or two who shares the desire to start a workplace community at your place of work.
3) If this journey of deeper friendships, spiritual connection, mission, and re-integrating faith and work is something you are convinced is worth taking, reach out to us via the form below so we can start the process together.