All farmers have the same goal for their seed. Fruit! Jesus describes the fourth group’s response to the Good News as being incredibly productive:
Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown. (Mark 4:20)
For Christians, our goal is to be like the seed sown in the good soil. For Christians working in ministry, this is our desire for those we work with - for them to live their lives in a way that expresses and draws others to the gospel of Jesus Christ. So how do we prepare our young graduates to be fruitful when they're going to their secular work environment?
First, we need to help them see work as part of their Christian life. Transition takes students through the process of seeing work as a gift from God, a gift that allows for creativity, responsibility and survival. It’s a gift that allows us to use the specific talents God gave each one of us. This gift of work didn’t end when Adam & Eve left the Garden of Eden. No, we’re still ‘made in the image of God’, and our work provides an outlet for us to show something of him to the world!
Second, we need to prepare graduates to be ambassadors for Jesus with their whole lives. 1 Peter 2:12 says, “live such good lives among non-believers that they see your good works and glorify God.” Often times living for Jesus says a whole lot more to those around us than speaking for Jesus, and this couldn’t be more true than at work. Transition helps participants become living signposts for the Lord, by thinking about how their words, their actions and their beliefs express the hope they have found in Jesus.
Come to one of our online events to learn more about Transition and how you can use it.
If you want to join us for the launch event, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.