Weaving the message of Jesus into our words and work:
Christians at the Office

Course Description:

This Audio course is designed for the active Christian who spends most of the workweek within an office setting. It is designed to develop the skills and comfort level for sharing--in gracious, gentle, and non-offensive ways--the precious story of the love of God in Jesus. Topics will include how this is supposed to work, the impact of lifestyle and some challenges for the Christian, creating situations in which sharing is comfortable, appreciated, and warm, turning good works into good words, finding opportunities, how to not sound 'religious' when you share, developing YOUR STORY, dealing with problems and objections, what to do when they say "YES" or "NO" to you. The emphasis is on developing your own personal style of sharing your experience of the good-hearted God with others, in a way that generates respect from your co-workers and honors the gentle and gracious Lord.




Topic

Sub-topic


Syllabus

Audio

(wma = Windows)

(mp3 = mp3)


NB: Files are 6MB-20MB in size!)

I. Introduction

c01n02.html

citw1.wma

citw1.mp3

(1:14)

II. Goal and Method


III. Living the Light -- lifestyle issues

c03.html

citw2.wma

citw2.mp3

(1:01)

IV. Proclamation - turning experience into words

c04.html

citw3.wma

citw3.mp3

(1:03)

V. Content:



A. The issue of clarity of the facts

c05a_a2d.html

citw4.wma

citw4.mp3

(0:59)


B. Christian Buzzwords!!!! (Table of Correspondences)



C. Using scripture verses--modern paraphrases



D. YOUR story:



E. Joe's story

c05b_e2k.html

cito5.wma

cito5.mp3

(0:53)


F. Getting them to think about the spiritual area:



G. Jesus



H. The issue of False Christs



I. God



J. The problem with using Christian literature



K. Don't make promises for God, other than biblical ones



L. When you finally get to tell your story


VI. "Call to Action"...

c06.html

cito6.wma

cito6.mp3

(0:55)

VII. Problems, problems, problems...



A. Be careful in groups!

c07a_a2b.html

cito7.wma

cito7.mp3

(0:46)


B. When the Tuff questions come up...

(tuffs.pdf)


C. Antagonists --

c07b_c2i.html

cito8.wma

cito8.mp3

(0:56)


D. When you get in over your head



E. The 'offense of the Cross' issue



F. The problem of Friendly Fire



G. Cults



H. Other World Religions



I. When they say 'no'…


VIII. When they say Yes to Him...

c08n09.html

(no audio)

IX. The Big Picture -- Pulling it all together


Appendix: The Nerd Factor?

nf.html

(no audio)






Homework:

catohm.html