1. How do you personally relate to the concept of integrating faith and work, and how might Barry Rowan’s insights impact your perspective on your own career or business endeavors?
2. Consider Barry Rowan’s model of the “spiritual art of business cycle” (surrender, transformation, becoming new creations, going out), and reflect on how this model could be applied to individual career journeys or organizational development.
3. In what ways have you witnessed the dichotomy between the secular and the sacred create challenges in the workplace, and how might embracing a holistic perspective influence the culture and effectiveness of businesses and organizations?
4. How do you see the purpose of business as described by Barry Rowan (responsible value creation, serving customers, creating a growth-conducive environment for employees, and being a good corporate citizen) aligning with your understanding of the impact businesses can have on society?
5. Reflect on Barry Rowan’s examples of finding meaning in seemingly mundane jobs. How might integrating this perspective into your own work or leadership role contribute to a sense of purpose and significance in everyday tasks?
6. How might the paradigm shift discussed in this episode, emphasizing that every moment can be charged with God’s presence, influence the way you approach your daily activities and interactions, whether in your professional or personal life?
7. Considering the challenges faced by churches in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, how might the concept of surrender, transformation, and new creation, as discussed in the episode, help shape the way churches adapt and discern their new calling in the world?
8. Reflect on the distinction made between the “vertical church” (institutional church) and the “horizontal church” (body of Christ collectively contributing to the world). How might this viewpoint impact your understanding of the church’s role in society and the opportunities for personal contribution?
9. In what ways can the insight from this episode be valuable for individuals navigating both the business world and the ministry world, and how might the principles discussed inform the way you approach your specific vocation or calling?