Agapé UK is equipping people to confidently live and share their faith at work. We’re helping the UK’s workforce to learn more about their professional strengths and weaknesses, achieve a healthy work life balance and gain a sense of satisfaction and purpose at work.
And, through our network of music professionals, we’re sharing our faith through music.
Exploring your questions about work...
Do you have a strange conflict in your head telling you that living under the shadow of a pandemic is difficult but that you have no business complaining about it?
We each have an unarticulated suffering scale in our minds; experiences of loss which rate from major to minor, from losing a loved one, losing financial security to losing the usual freedoms of our everyday western lives. This pandemic covers them all and when so many are grieving lost loved ones, is it right to feel sadness about not being able to see our friends and family as much as we’d like?
Covid-19 has been termed ‘the great equalizer’. We feel a collective grief. Kirsten Weir of ‘The American Psychology Association’ describes grief as “turning inward and thinking this is not the way the world is any more and I need to adapt.” We are all having to do this to some extent.
But maybe we are also grieving our delusion of self-sufficiency and control. When we lose our earthly securities we are redirected to our creator. God’s sovereign power is revealed more clearly, and He draws close to us, whatever we are grieving.
Thankfulness is recognised as a great remedy for grief. Let us be thankful for the hope we have in a loving, sovereign Heavenly Father, as we support others in their grief, and encourage them in their journey of faith.
Do you love what you do? Some people are fortunate enough to have the time of their lives at work, but the truth is that many would often rather be doing something else. But whether you love it or whether you don’t, work is important. The routine of turning up for work and giving your effort towards something is healthy, and part of life.
But work shouldn’t be all consuming. Everyone needs rest, relaxation, and relationships. Many a movie has warned us of the perils of getting lost in workaholism, only to miss out on the richness of life with friends and family. Whether it’s because you find work compelling and addictive, or demanding and oppressive, it can sometimes be hard to escape and draw those boundaries.
Work life and relationships too can be challenging. And what about leadership…how can what we believe impact how we lead?
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If you have discovered Jesus and are very glad that you have, it is natural to want to tell others what you have found. In fact, some find it hard to hold it in! Others might be more reticent to “push their faith” on others, and many Christians find talking about their faith is something they feel they should do but find no joy in. In fact, we all have a tendency to slip into creating a tick list of things we should do to be good Christians. And one of those tick boxes is talking about what we believe. But what is the right approach? Where can our motivation come from? How can we come from a place of joy rather than one of obligation? Can talking about Jesus flow out of who we already are?
Agapé UK is dedicated to helping people discover Jesus, just as we are on a journey of discovery ourselves. We have a wealth of information, tools, and practical steps you can take to help you figure out the answers to these questions and the best way to talk about your faith in your context.
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