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Faith Organization Influences

  • Sharlene G. BuszkaEmail author
  • Timothy Ewest
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Workplace Spirituality and Fulfillment book series (PSTWSP)

Abstract

A dominant theme in the first half of this book was of the role and responsibility of the Church in the area of faith and work integration (FWI). The theological foundation for church involvement in FWI was provided in Chap.  4 and the need for the Church to become more actively involved in FWI was argued in Chap.  7. Therefore, the foundation has already been laid to make a case for the responsibility of faith organizations in promoting faith and work integration as depicted in our Faith and Work Integration Spheres of Influence model (FWSI) (see Fig. 12.1). This final chapter will add to our previous discussion by describing in greater detail why and how the Church should be involved in equipping its membership with the tools necessary to effectively engage in FWI. This will include a review of how beliefs about the role of the Church in society relate to FWI, how denominational differences may impact FWI and research on how churches currently encourage FWI. The role played by other faith organization structures, such as faith and work groups and faith-based professional societies is also acknowledged in this final sphere of FWI influence. This chapter ends with recommendations based on what current research reveals about the effectiveness of the Church in facilitating FWI.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Daemen CollegeAmherstUSA
  2. 2.Houston Baptist UniversityHoustonUSA

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