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服事全球工商界

2018-1-29

By Robert J. Tamasy

宣教禾場-比你想的還靠近

THE MISSION FIELD – CLOSER THAN YOU THINK

 

你聽過宣教禾場嗎? 我告訴你:這是一個很微妙的問題。對大部分的人來說,當聽到『宣教』的時候,都會聯想到一個陌生的國度,裡面的人說著外國的語言,文化和我們有極大的不同,從傳統的意義上來說的確如此,但是,你想過在我們的街角或是工作場所就可以宣教嗎?

 

我的朋友凱文就做了超過二十五年對老闆和執行長的宣教工作,在他們遇到挑戰、需要和困難的時候,有個地方可以彼此分享。每當有一個新的成員加入這個團體時,凱文就會給他一個標語牌:「你現在正進入宣教的禾場。」並建議他們可以把這個標語牌放在辦公室門的上面或辦公室裡面,每天提醒自己。

 

耶穌給我們的一個大使命:「凡我所吩咐你們的,都教訓他們遵守,我就常與你們同在,直到世界的末了。(馬太福音 2819)。祂並沒有將我們所居住的國家或城市排除在宣教之外。事實上,如果我們沒有辦法在現在所在的地方對人有永恆的影響,那麼對那些到不了的地方就更不用說了。

 

我當了十年的新聞編輯,大部分的時間處於未信的狀態。直至後來信主了,但我仍然無法有果效地和別人分享自己的信仰以及幫助其他的弟兄姐妹在信仰和靈性上有所成長。一直到我加入了CBMC和一些委身、成熟的基督徒接觸互動,我才開始明白宣揚主,不只限於教會和專職的宣教士。

 

聖經裡許多經文也一再教導我們:無論我們做甚麼、去哪裡,都是在『宣教』。

 

第一、我們是別人眼中唯一看得見的「耶穌」。 我們活在一個世俗的,後基督教(post-christian1)的文化中。很多人,尤其是在商界和專業領域的人士,即使他們有靈性上的問題,也不想走進教會祈禱。所以我們可能是他們在生活中,唯一能給他們答案的人。耶穌告訴他的跟隨者「你們是世上的光。城造在山上是不能隱藏的。(馬太福音514) 他也說:你們的光也當這樣照在人前,叫他們看見你們的好行為,便將榮耀歸給你們在天上的父。(馬太福音 516).

 

我們在職場上的表現能夠展現出耶穌基督。有一個朋友告訴我,他在自己的公司觀察到一些競爭者,有不良的工作倫理、價值和標準,我告訴他,這是他向他的公司和競爭對手,表現出正確價值觀的最佳時刻。「無論做甚麼,或說話或行事,都要奉主耶穌的名,藉著他感謝父 神。(歌羅西書 317) 如同使徒保羅告誡哥林多教會的信徒一樣。「所以,你們或吃或喝,無論做甚麼,都要為榮耀 神而行。(哥林多前書1031)

 

所以,下次當你思考到宣教禾場時,請確認你已經在那堣F,你甚至不需要行李箱!

 

(1)在廣義上講,就是指基督教在一個地區或社會中的重要性下降。關於此議題可以參閱大使命雙月刊105期於20138月出版的【後基督教國家】或是美國馬利蘭大學城中華聖經教會樂道堂的杜恩沛牧師的部落格:教會面對後基督教”時代的挑戰

 

© 2018. Robert J. TamasyIt 是企業巔峰: 給今日職場從箴言而來永恆的智慧 一書的作者。也與導師之心的作者David A. Stoddard 合著Tufting Legacies。編輯多本著作包括Mike Landry. Bob的書: 透過苦難成長。Mike Landry. Bob的網站為www.bobtamasy-readywriterink.com, 他的雙週部落格為: www.bobtamasy.blogspot.com.

 

 

反省與問題討論

 

第一、當你聽到宣教禾場時,心裡面會聯想到甚麼?

 

第二、你參加過傳統的宣教嗎?就是到外國一個陌生的環境一段時間,那是甚麼樣的經驗?

 

第三、到遙遠的地方去宣教,越洋或是到另外一個國家,和文章中提到的職場、當地和街角宣教有甚麼不同?

 

第四、現在你正在做的事、你每天工作的地方都是在宣教,這樣的想法會改變你工作和處理事情的方式嗎?請分享你的答案。

 

備註:如果你有聖經,希望閱讀更多和這個主題相關的經文,請參考:

以弗所書210

2:10我們原是他的工作,在基督耶穌堻y成的,為要叫我們行善,就是 神所預備叫我們行的。

歌羅西書323-24

3:23無論做甚麼,都要從心堸窗A像是給主做的,不是給人做的,

3:24 因你們知道從主那堨盛o著基業為賞賜;你們所事奉的乃是主基督。

歌羅西書45-6

4:5你們要愛惜光陰,用智慧與外人交往。

4:6 你們的言語要常常帶著和氣,好像用鹽調和,就可知道該怎樣回答各人。

提摩太後書 316-17

3:16 聖經都是 神所默示的(或譯:凡 神所默示的聖經),於教訓、督責、使人歸正、教導人學義都是有益的,

3:17 叫屬 神的人得以完全,預備行各樣的善事。

彼得前書315-16

3:15 只要心奡L主基督為聖。有人問你們心中盼望的緣由,就要常作準備,以溫柔、敬畏的心回答各人;

3:16 存著無虧的良心,叫你們在何事上被毀謗,就在何事上可以叫那誣賴你們在基督埵釵n品行的人自覺羞愧。

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 MONDAY MANNA

January 29, 2018

 

THE MISSION FIELD – CLOSER THAN YOU THINK

 

By Robert J. Tamasy

 

Have you ever been to the mission field? Let me warn you: that’s a bit of a trick question. For most of us, when we hear “mission field,” we think of traveling to a distant land where an unfamiliar language is spoken in a culture dramatically different from our own. In the traditional sense, that is true. But have you ever considered that the mission field might be down the street – or just outside your work space?

 

For more than 25 years, my friend Ken has led a ministry to business owners and CEOs, offering them a place to meet for sharing common challenges, needs and problems. Whenever a new member joined one of the groups, Ken gives them a sign, suggesting they post it at the top of their office door, on the inside, serving as a daily reminder. The sign reads, “You are now entering the mission field.”

 

This is fitting because when Jesus made the command we commonly refer to as the Great Commission – “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19) – He did not say we should not include the country, city, or community in which we live. In a practical sense, if we are unable to have an eternal impact where we presently are, how can we have an impact where we are not?

 

For most of my 10 years as a newspaper editor, I was not a follower of Jesus. And even after committing my life to Him, I lacked the understanding of how to effectively talk with others about my faith and help other believers begin to grow spiritually. It was only after I became involved with CBMC – and started to interact with dedicated, mature Christ followers – that I realized that telling others about Him was not a job restricted to the clergy and professional missionaries.

 

Here are some teachings from the Bible to confirm that whatever we do, wherever we go, we already are on the “mission field”:

 

For some, we are the only “Jesus” they will see. In many parts of the world, we live in secularized, post-Christian cultures. Many people – especially business and professional people – will not consider entering a house of worship, even if they have spiritual questions. We might be the ones God wants to use to provide the answers they seek. Jesus told His followers, You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden” (John 5:14). He also said, “let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16).

 

We can show the reality of Christ by how we conduct ourselves at work. A friend told me of the poor work ethic and low standards he observes within his industry. I suggested this offers a perfect opportunity to separate his company – and its values – from his competitors. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Colossians 3:17). The apostle Paul also exhorted believers in the city of Corinth, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).

 

So, the next time you think about going to the mission field, recognize you are already there! You do not even need to pack a suitcase.

 

© 2018. Robert J. Tamasy has written Business at Its Best: Timeless Wisdom from Proverbs for Today’s Workplace; Tufting Legacies; coauthored with David A. Stoddard, The Heart of Mentoring, and edited numerous other books, including Advancing Through Adversity by Mike Landry. Bob’s website is www.bobtamasy-readywriterink.com, and his biweekly blog is: www.bobtamasy.blogspot.com.

 

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Reflection/Discussion Questions

 

1.    What comes to your mind when you hear the term “mission field”?

 

 

 

 

2.    Have you ever gone to what we typically consider the mission field – meaning traveling to another country or culture – even on a short-term basis? If so, what was that experience like for you?

 

 

 

 

3.    How does the distant mission field – across an ocean, or at least on the other side of a national border – differ from the “mission field” we are describing here, in your own city, on the next street, or even outside your own working space?

 

 

 

 

4.    If you consider that whatever you do, wherever you go throughout your work day, “you are now entering the mission field,” does your perspective change about how to approach your job – and the people you encounter along the way? Why or why not? 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: If you have a Bible and would like to read more about principles it presents, consider the following passages:

 

Ephesians 2:10; Colossians 3:23-24, 4:5-6; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Peter 3:15-16

 

 

 

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