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Evangelise Your Workplace

Are you allowed to evangelise your workplace?

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 ---Mike on 1/18/07
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"Allowed"? The question begs another question - "according to whose authority?" My employer has authority over the employment God prepared for his servant, not over the faith given by God's grace. During breaks at work the gospel is shared by his children and weekly bible studies gather, despite a policy that restricts "religious discussion". My Lord's servant is prepared to lose his job on account of the gospel and doing so wouldn't discredit the Holy Spirit. My Lord does not say that Christians shouldn't live and work according to the gospel, but my Lord does say that those in Christ will also speak the gospel according to the measure of faith they've been given.
2 Timothy 1:8-12
Ephesians 4
---Ben on 7/14/08

Christian behavior on the job is another thing. You can be patient, kind, thoughtful, helpful, can behave as you do all the rest of your Christian life.
That's a witness that speaks louder than laying Christian literature on everyone's desk, and making your boss mad.
---R.A. on 6/1/08

Every place I've worked I've always had the freedom to do some but taking care not to be too forceful. Being a good example and witnessing with love, not judgement and condemnation will usually be ok in most public workplaces. It's amazing what you can get away with if you are careful and friendly. Try to stay out of religious arguments.
---john on 9/25/07

I worked 16 years for the same company. Twice I was reprimanded for witnessing. Once I was threatened with firing because I refused to lie for the company. I took the opportunity to witness to the principal stock holder of this company, one the richest men in America. When reprimanded or threatened I always told my boss do what you think is best. When I retired my boss said he was reliefed.
---mima on 1/19/07

In America no person controls the free tongue of another person, that's what courts and law suits are for, to sue those people and companies who try to stop you from your liberty of free speech and speaking the truth. I have had many removed from their positions, but if I would have known what I know now, I would have had some law suits pending against certain teachers, schools, and employers, and I also believe that this country would then have much much more light in it, then how it is right now.
---Eloy on 1/19/07

If any person does not desire to hear the truth of Christ, whether on Christ-mas day or any other day, then I suggest that you get out of the Christ country where Christ-ians live, and go live in your own empty and Christ-less existence, instead of trying to quench the light of truth. If any try to silence me, then I would call both heaven and earth to witness against you and blind you with the brightest reality.
---Eloy on 1/19/07

There is a policy at my job that we can not lead clients into a religous discussion. I have a Bible in my desk, and play my christian music softly, and if a coworker asks a question related to the gospel, I answer it, and may refer them to a scripture. If a client makes a comment, I just say, you have to do what you know will work best for you. I try to word it so it comes out as encouraging as possible.
---lynet on 1/18/07

No, Mike, it is not allowed where I work. They call it proselytizing. But your life before others is a powerful witness. I ask God to love others through me, to touch others through me, and I pray for many in secret. Be a light, as Jesus is the light.
---Sharon on 1/18/07

some companies have a policy against "proselytizing."
---bystander on 1/18/07

Yes, according to freedom of speech, you are allowed to evangelize your workplace.
---Leslie on 1/18/07

That would be up to your employer. If you work for a govt. agency, that's usually a big no. And it's not ethical to 'rob' your employer while you're on the clock. If you're supposed to be working, you're blogging on ChristiaNet all day, not ethical either. The workman is worthy of his wages, if he is actually working for the employer.
God will bless your witnessing on your own time. That would be God's time.
---R.A. on 1/18/07

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