inLight_logo_vert_2clrWikipedia defines Marketplace Ministry as “evangelism or other Christian activities that are targeted towards the secular workplace. The term ‘Marketplace Ministry’ does include ‘evangelism’. However it is much broader than that. It speaks to the fact that any Christian can fulfill their desire to serve God in the workplace.”

Recently, the Marketplace has been classified into seven segments: Business, Government, Education, Media, Arts and Entertainment, Family and Religion. Other significant subdivisions include the fields of Medicine and Law. Regardless of the divisions, it is important to recognize that: Most people spend most of their waking hours in the Marketplace; and God desires to impact this huge part of our lives with His hope and love.

As a minister to the Marketplace, I am called to encourage, edify and equip Marketplace Leaders to become disciple making, transformation agents in their communities. Each month, I hope to share a bit of truth and a “Marketplace Ministry Tip” that will help you impact your sphere of influence for the kingdom of God. So, here’s my first…

Marketplace Ministry Tip: Consider Psalm 37:3-6. God is inviting every leader in the Marketplace to an adventure. That adventure begins with discovering the desire God has given you for this season. Ask Him to reveal the desire He has put in your heart. Surrender to it and it will become a purpose that will not be denied (Job 42:2).