Work Is Worship

Advancing the Kingdom of God in the Marketplace

Work Is Worship is a powerful and practical group that is formed for, focused on, and effective at helping the Body of Christ discover their identity, purpose and gifts; specifically equipping them to advance the Kingdom of God in and through the marketplace. They are fulfilling the destiny they didn't even know they had!!

 

As God began to bring the revelation of His Kingdom to us, it became clear that change was inevitable and transformation was essential. The Gospel of the Kingdom was introduced with a revolutionary call to change because "the Kingdom of God is at hand". When John began to utter those prophetic words he recognized that he was not the originator of the message, but merely the "voice of one crying in the wilderness". He carried a message that required action and produced transformation. This same message is being carried by those who have become "a voice" for the King in this pivotal hour.

The message of the Kingdom is not a "new message", but an ancient one. There are, however, many "new voices" being raised up in this season. With this message there is a renewed focus on the purpose of the church and a call to make a difference outside the walls. It seems everywhere you turn, you hear about Marketplace Ministries or Marketplace Ministers and the admonition that we have to get the church "into the marketplace" or into the "spheres" or "mountains" of influence. However, the "church" is already there. The vast majority of people in the Body of Christ spend most of their time in the marketplace. Think about this:

 

                    The place we spend most of our time - work.

                    The place we have most of our relationships - work.

                    The place we use the very best of our skills - work.

                    The place we are least effective for the Kingdom of God - work.

The problem is not getting the church into the marketplace. The problem is being the church in the marketplace. For most Christians there is a huge disconnect between work and faith. The most that the majority of Christians bring of their faith to work with them is good behavior - sometimes. Spiritual gifts, the anointing, etc... are left at church. However, WE ARE NOT ANOINTED FOR A WORSHIP SERVICE. We are anointed for LIFE!!! A life in the Kingdom that is "not in word but in power". A border-less life that has purpose and influence for the Kingdom of God no matter what environment we are in.

Work Is Worship Groups

The first Work Is Worship Group wasn't planned...at least not by man. It was the result of the Kingdom message affecting the life of a lobbyist from Washington D.C. when he attended a Kingdom Quake conference in Toledo, Ohio. That one seed of the Kingdom has resulted in 2 years of amazing ministry and training in our nation's capital. The group is made up of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. Members are Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran, Church of Christ, Quaker, Four Square, Presbyterian, Pentecostal and non-denominational. The Kingdom of God rises above political persuasion and religious denomination!

 

This first group has inspired others. We are forming groups in businesses and even a public school system. The testimonies of what God has done through these groups are nothing short of impossible. We will soon be launching our first Work Is Worship Group in a public university! Information about the Washington D.C. Group is below:

Work Is Worship Washington, D.C.

Equipping Servants for the Kingdom

"Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Matthew 6:10

What is Work is Worship?

Work is Worship (WIW) is an ecumenical Bible study, where Hill staff, Administration officials and public affairs colleagues come together to study and celebrate the Word of God.

 

What makes this Bible study different?

WIW is focused on learning how to operate as Kingdom ambassadors in our workplace.  We understand that our work during the weekdays is not just a job or career; our work is our ministry. It is in this mission field where we serve and worship the King. Our work is worship.

 

When do you meet?

Bible study sessions are held every other Thursday at 6:30pm.

 

Where do you meet?

Meeting locations rotate between various offices around the District. Invitations are sent via email with specific location information at least one week in advance of each meeting.

 

What do you do during sessions?

Bible study sessions are broken into three parts: fellowship (served with pizza!), teaching, and prayer, where we put the Word into action. Prayer sessions focus exclusively on prayer.

What is this Kingdom stuff?

Much of Christianity teaches us that the central theme of the Bible is the redemption of mankind. When you think about it, that places us as the central theme of the Bible. How self-centered can we be?  The central theme of the Bible is God’s Kingdom. It is His eternal purpose. The redemption of mankind is extremely important. God’s original design could not be fulfilled without it.

 

The Kingdom is not a democracy. The United States democracy is known as a government of the people, by the people, for the people. The Kingdom, on the other hand, is a government of the King, by the King, for the King. It is an expression of His greatness, power and authority. It exists for His benefit. He gives us the power to resolve and the strength to perform His will. The Law of the Kingdom is the nature of the King. The Kingdom of God has laws. Every government does. However, in a Kingdom the laws are decreed by the Sovereign himself. Since the laws come from the King personally, they reveal a great deal about him. A king’s decrees reveal his nature. Everything in the Kingdom (e.g. work and home successes) is the property of the King (1 Chronicles 29:11-16). The Kingdom is spiritual. Jesus said, “My Kingdom is not of this world…” (John 18:36). A spiritual Kingdom must be revealed in the natural for natural men to see it, hear it and come into it. How can a spiritual Kingdom be revealed in a natural world to natural men? Everything that we receive from God comes by revelation because it comes from the Spirit of God (1 Corinthians 2:12).  Only through revelation do we walk in authority and the miracle-working power to demonstrate His glory (Mark 16:17, Acts 1:8, Col. 1:13).

 

As kings in His Kingdom, we weren’t anointed for just a church service. Instead, we were anointed to fulfill our purpose in the Kingdom for such a time as this using the gifts given to us (Romans 12:3-8, 1 Corinthians 12:8-10), and operating by the laws of the Kingdom (Matthew 18:18).

 

Christianity is not a Religion. The Bible is not a book about a Religion. It is a book about a King, a Kingdom and a Royal Family. Christianity is a family. Jesus clearly established the Kingdom of God as the believer’s first priority and pursuit. As Christians, we must have a “Kingdom-view.” The Kingdom demands allegiance to the King. It carries a dominion mandate to establish His Kingdom on earth as it in heaven. It fully restores the Genesis 1:26-28 destiny of the Father’s children.  

 

It is this Kingdom-view that will produce an overcoming squad of saints who are willing to blaze a trail for others to follow. These are those who have matured in hearing the Father’s voice. These Kingdom saints model their Master and do only what they see their King doing. Our ministry is not a bible study. Rather it is an equipping to develop this army of saints in Washington, DC to forcefully advance the Kingdom (Matthew 11:12) in the workplace, in and around government. 

 

How do I get involved?

We’d love to have you join us. Most people hear about us through a friend. If you are in the D.C. area and interested in learning more about Work Is Worship you can contact us directly below:

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Apostolic Team
Ministries International
529 North Walnut St.
Celina, Ohio, USA 45822.
419-586-1095

 

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