It was our privilege to take our Workplace Training #1, “On the Job…God’s Way,” to Hyderbad, India in mid August. Monix Mathieu (FCAP Leadership and Group Development and newest staff member) made the very long journey to facilitate the training there. The training was well received, and the people were eager to learn more about God’s truth in the Word. We look forward to seeing how God will use this training for His glory in and through the lives of those who attended.
As Monix traveled to Hyderabad, he also was able to spend time with Mark Fernandes and family in Mumbai. Our heartfelt thank you to all who so graciously opened their hearts and homes to Monix on this journey.
On August 2, we were blessed to facilitate another Workplace Training #1, “On the Job…God’s Way.” This one was held in Atlanta with 9 in attendance (plus several who had been through the training previously or who were helping to facilitate the sessions). The time appeared to be well received and an encouragement to those who participated. Our next Workplace Training #1 session to be held in ATL is scheduled for November. Details on this, as well as training sessions scheduled for other locations, will be forthcoming on the home page of this web site.
Our heartfelt thanks to Evergreen Church in Bloomington, MN for providing a room where FCAP could hold its Workplace Training #2 today (May 9). Eight people were in attendance, plus facilitators Monix Mathieu and Paul Curtas. This training, entitled “Engaging at the Workplace,” is available for anyone who has completed Workplace Training #1. Its content builds on what was learned from the first training as participants consider in more detail how to engage with people in their work culture. An added note: Thank you, LeeAnn, Debbie and whoever else helped to provide the added blessing of that wonderful lunch and snacks seen in the photo below!
Here are two additional photos from Dallas, where we conducted our Workplace Training #1 on February 8. One photo is of the group taken during the training session. The second photo is of a dear couple there in Dallas who have been such an encouragement to us in FCAP for many years. For over 21 years, Gene and Dolores Hunter have opened their hearts and home as Dolores (affectionately known as “Mama D”) led a Bible study for flight attendants in the Dallas area. She not only led them into the truth of God’s Word but has been (and continues to be) a tremendous vessel of God’s love and encouragement to them. Thank you, Gene and Dolores, for your faithfulness over these many years. Standing behind the Hunters in this photo are Monty and Linda (Shea) Zillinger. Linda is an American Airlines flight attendant and has also been an integral part of our FCAP family for many years.
It has been such a blessing to witness how God brings together details to make our Workplace Training possible. Today (February 8) our “On the Job…God’s Way” Training is underway in Dallas/Ft. Worth. FCAP General Director Paul Curtas and Stephen Watts (Delta) are facilitating the training with 8 in attendance. Our thanks to our leadership team in DFW for making all the necessary arrangements.
The four sessions in Workplace Training #1 focus on four vital areas that Christians should know when going into the workplace. Session One, Developing a God-Sized View of Work, gives us God’s view of work and how my understanding of this, or lack of it, affects my work. Session Two, Defining Workplace Ministry, confronts the misconception that ministry and work are in two separate categories of life. We illustrate how ministry is God’s way of naturally working through us as we interact with the people and situations at work and the way we do our job. Session Three, Responding to Workplace Conditions, gives consideration to some of the typical responses to what goes on around us at work. We look at and evaluate our own work environment and consider its affects on us personally. Finally, in Session Four, Making our Connection, we stress how the church comes alive in the workplace when Christians see themselves connected and demonstrate this in creative and practical ways.
If you are interested in learning more about the training or would like to help host the training in your area, please give us a call at 770.461.9320. Future dates and locations are posted on the home page of this web site, along with links to informational flyers and registration forms.