Marketplace Ministry
andrew@techmission.org
Esther 4:12-14
 “When Esther’s words were reported to
Mordecai, he sent back this answer: “Do not
...
andrew@techmission.org
Personal
Vocation
Christian Vocation:
Love God, Love
Others
Human Vocation:
Co-Creators
Human, Chri...
- Frederick Buechner
andrew@techmission.org
Four Questions of Personal
Vocation
Calling
What are you good at?
Does the world need?What do you e...
Dimensions of Christian Vocation
From The Other Six Days. R. Paul Stevens
andrew@techmission.org
Barriers to True Vocation
1. Debt vs. Frugal Freedom
2. Mother Theresa vs. You
3. Fallacy of minist...
andrew@techmission.org
Steps to Increase Meaning in Vocation
1. Expose yourself to the world’s deep need
2. Get in touch w...
andrew@techmission.org
We are all royalty like Esther and
were made for “such a time as
this.”
1 Peter 2:9 “But you are a ...
Growth of Productivity: 1 person in
1800 does the work of 2.67 people
from 1300
Today: 1 person today does work
of 80 people from 1300
Genius in the Information Economy
“A great lathe operator commands several times
the wage of an average lathe operator, bu...
Does Technology Hurt or Help the Poor?
95% of economic growth since 2009 went to the top 1%
andrew@techmission.org
Education Crisis
 Only 50.2% of Black high schoolers
graduate compared to 73.4%
nationally
◦ 72% B...
andrew@techmission.org
Our Mission
Our Values are Jesus, Justice and Technology.
Our Mission is to empower others to trans...
andrew@techmission.org
andrew@techmission.org
Jesus the First Techie: Tektōn
Jesus the First Techie: Tektōn
andrew@techmission.org
Questions for Discussion
1. Do you think there’s a difference between sacred work
and secular work?...
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  • But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 
  • Marketplace Ministry & Vocation for Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston by Andrew Sears

    1. 1. Marketplace Ministry
    2. 2. andrew@techmission.org Esther 4:12-14  “When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”
    3. 3. andrew@techmission.org Personal Vocation Christian Vocation: Love God, Love Others Human Vocation: Co-Creators Human, Christian & Personal Vocation
    4. 4. - Frederick Buechner
    5. 5. andrew@techmission.org Four Questions of Personal Vocation Calling What are you good at? Does the world need?What do you enjoy? Will the world pay? Internal Motivation (deep gladness) External Motivation (world’s deep hunger) Status Meaning Status without Meaning • Empty success • Corporate drone Meaning without Status • Financially unsustainable • Starving volunteer Internal • Underemployed • Starving artist External Motivation • Burnout • Joyless worker
    6. 6. Dimensions of Christian Vocation From The Other Six Days. R. Paul Stevens
    7. 7. andrew@techmission.org Barriers to True Vocation 1. Debt vs. Frugal Freedom 2. Mother Theresa vs. You 3. Fallacy of ministry vs. secular career 4. Respectibility vs. Following Jesus 5. Too Busy vs. Leveraged Service 6. Passive Guilt vs. Active Priority
    8. 8. andrew@techmission.org Steps to Increase Meaning in Vocation 1. Expose yourself to the world’s deep need 2. Get in touch with your heart’s passion 3. Make your top priority finding your calling (aligning your life with God’s will) 4. Sacrifice
    9. 9. andrew@techmission.org We are all royalty like Esther and were made for “such a time as this.” 1 Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
    10. 10. Growth of Productivity: 1 person in 1800 does the work of 2.67 people from 1300
    11. 11. Today: 1 person today does work of 80 people from 1300
    12. 12. Genius in the Information Economy “A great lathe operator commands several times the wage of an average lathe operator, but a great writer of software code is worth 10,000 times the price of an average software writer." – Bill Gates X 10,000 = 800,000
    13. 13. Does Technology Hurt or Help the Poor?
    14. 14. 95% of economic growth since 2009 went to the top 1%
    15. 15. andrew@techmission.org Education Crisis  Only 50.2% of Black high schoolers graduate compared to 73.4% nationally ◦ 72% Black men not graduating high school are unemployed ◦ 60% of black men not graduating high school spend time in prison by their mid-30’s  Only 30% of low-income Black and Latino students go on to college compared to 78% of high-income White students.  Only 6.7% of people globally have college degrees compared to 40% in the USA
    16. 16. andrew@techmission.org Our Mission Our Values are Jesus, Justice and Technology. Our Mission is to empower others to transform at-risk communities in Jesus’ name through technology Technology Under Resourced Communities (Justice) Christian Social Services (Jesus)
    17. 17. andrew@techmission.org
    18. 18. andrew@techmission.org
    19. 19. Jesus the First Techie: Tektōn
    20. 20. Jesus the First Techie: Tektōn
    21. 21. andrew@techmission.org Questions for Discussion 1. Do you think there’s a difference between sacred work and secular work? Do you view your work as ministry? What might cause you to not view your work as ministry that is sacred? 2. Have you integrated your personal faith with the occupation your career? What would you do differently if you viewed ministry as a 24 hour/7 days a week activity? 3. Which of the imbalances of calling have you most experienced in your vocation? What ideas do you have for restoring balance in your vocation? 4. What are the barriers to achieving more balance in your vocation? What steps do you think you need to take?

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