Office of Faith, Work and Economics
The Office of Faith, Work and Economics was created to provide resources to leaders that will encourage them to mobilize congregations and communities in the integration of faith with work and economics.
Many people spend most of their time in the marketplace, yet this arena remains insulated from Christian influence. Even as the majority of church attenders spend most of their time in the marketplace, pastors are often inadequately prepared to address marketplace issues.
As faith and work integration resources are often limited, we desire to equip pastors, future pastors and laypersons to integrate the witness of the Christian faith into the marketplace by educating them in holistic discipleship. As Martin Luther stated, “God doesn’t need our good works, but our neighbor does.”
Mission and Vision Statement
The Office of Faith, Work, and Economics seeks to equip future pastors to integrate the witness of the Christian faith into the marketplace. We hope to accomplish this by educating pastors in holistic discipleship that witnesses to God’s purposes in every society in word and deed. Pastors will be equipped to lead congregations in the integration of faith with work and economics.
The Office of Faith, Work, and Economics is currently taking applications for the 2015-2016 school year.
OFWE Program Offerings
- OFWE-related course offerings
- OFWE Internship
- Research Grants
- Campus Events
- The Asbury Project, Revealing God’s Kingdom through Social Entrepreneurship (asburyproject.org): This event unites pastors, academicians and business leaders to explore how social entrepreneurship can be adapted to carry out Kingdom-minded initiatives using the business process.
This office seeks to explore:
- Business ethics
- Biblical views on wealth, poverty, and the church
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Theology of work/vocation