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Disciples in the Marketplace: Episode 3 - My Spirituality is My Work

By David Teel

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This video-based, small-group series highlights everyday disciples who are “disciples in the marketplace.” In each streaming video episode and the accompanying group discussion guide, ordinary people share how faith impacts their work life, and vice versa.

Episode Three: 'My Spirituality is My Work'

Along with sign painter Ruben Torres, we look at work as a form of spirituality through layperson Nick Herman’s insights into practicing God’s presence on the job.[1] For Ruben, Nick, and John Wesley, our work is our spirituality (and vice versa), a loving conversation with God and the world through whatever labor we put our hands to. Praying, working, and living coincide to create a connected, unified life with and for others.

Bonus/Backstory Videos:

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[1] Nicholas Herman, also known as Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, had a profound impact on John Wesley who re-published his conversations, letters, and maxims for an English-speaking audience in the eighteenth century.

David C. Teel is Director of Laity and Spiritual Leadership at Discipleship Ministries and a writer, editor, and Christian educator in Nashville, Tennessee. He studied at Vanderbilt Divinity School, serving United Methodist Churches since 1997.

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