About Faith and Work

Welcome to The High Calling, where we believe God cares about our daily work. On our site, you’ll discover a broad range of articles, interviews, devotionals, videos, and inspirational stories—all specifically created to help you integrate your faith with your work, family, and the broader culture. 

Integrating our faith with our daily work is much more than mere evangelism. Our work itself can be a testimony to our creator. That is why we encourage each other to remember the high calling of our daily work.

The High Calling is also a safe place to ask difficult questions about work, leadership, culture, family, and faith. Our readers have differing opinions about matters of faith and doubt.  We believe in the power of open dialog, and aim to be a safe place to raise difficult issues. We simply ask that each person be respectful of others, rooted and grounded in love.

We invite you to...

Discover new Christian Resources.

Every day we publish new articles and Bible reflections to help you discover meaning and significance in your daily work. Browse our topic categories or run a search to find the content you need. Or subscribe to receive notifications of new resources straight to your email inbox.

  • Daily Reflections—a short Bible study every day by various writers, scholars, theologians, including pastor Dave Peterson.
  • Weekly Calling—a collection of content to help you reflect on a specific theme.
  • Quarterly Sermon Notes—each quarter, a new set of three outlines on the integration of faith and work that can be adapted for sermons or bible classes.
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Engage in conversation.

Comment on featured posts you find meaningful, relevant or timely, or share your favorite quotes and insights with your friends via Facebook, Twitter, or your favorite social media channel.

Become a member of our reading and writing community.

If you're a writer, we invite you to share your story with us every two weeks for a chance to be featured in one of our weekly themes.

Further the conversation. 

As you find meaningful posts, share the links with your friends via Twitter, Facebook, or your favorite social media outlet. If you’re a writer, include links to The High Calling in your own posts and let us know in the contact form so we can come visit your site.

Our Mission 

The High Calling is a program of the Foundations for Laity Renewal. We share stories and devotions that inspire people to see connections between work, life, and God. Our motto is “Every day conversations about work, life, and God.” We accomplish our mission when:

  • Readers use our free faith-and-work content for personal and small group study, for sermon outlines, and for daily reflection
  • Readers engage with, comment on, promote, and link to material that represents our mission.
  • Our staff consistently offers a collection of encouraging, relevant, and helpful resources.
  • Our staff demonstrates outrageous hospitality through online presence.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I reprint material from The High Calling?

Yes. Unless otherwise noted at the bottom of an article, all of our written content is available through the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. Here is an example of the standard attribution we require from people who are reprinting material under this Creative Commons license.

© 2001 - 2015 All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission of The High Calling from The Secret of a Happy Life by Dave Peterson.

Please note, if you republish on a website, the original title must link back to the original article. 

Can I use the videos?

Yes! Unless otherwise noted, all of our videos are available through the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license. Our videos are available for free streaming through YouTube and many of them are available for streaming and download through Vimeo. We encourage you to use our videos, so long as you include attribution and do not remix them, alter them, or sell them. 

Can I use the images?

Unfortunately, no. We don't own the rights for reprinting images used on our site. If you’re interested in pursuing rights, you could ask the rights holder for permission. Information about image rights holders is at the bottom of each post. 

Why should I subscribe to The High Calling?

Our free subscription provides you with the best inspirational faith and work content available! Receive inspirational devotional materials delivered right to your inbox when you subscribe to "Daily Reflections" and "Weekly Calling".

Subscribing means you can be the first to share insights you've had while reading new content on The High Calling. Leave comments here and lead conversations elsewhere on social media or in small groups, helping others think about integrative faith.

How can I write for The High Calling?

Because we have such a limited staff, we do not accept writing submissions except through our Share Your Story prompts.

What if I’m asked to write for The High Calling?

We want to hear your stories, the ones that only you can tell. Why insist on stories? Heath & Heath note, "Stories have the amazing dual power to simulate and inspire." This often leads a listener to action. Our tagline is "conversations about work, life, and God." In the end, we hope our readers will be inspired to act.