The Sacred-Secular Divide
Theologians call this the sacred/secular divide, a gnostic heresy that dates back to first-century paganism. And while there is something unique and special about the ecclesiastical (pastoral) work of full-time church ministry, this sacred/secular thinking is simply bad theology. It’s an abbreviation of the full, redemptive narrative of the Gospel.
It’s also why so many Christians with everyday marketplace jobs struggle to find meaning and purpose in their everyday work. Outside of the money their work generates to give to ministry work (which is important!), most marketplace Christians see no missional connection between their day-jobs and their faith.
If we are going to be full-formed Christians, we must tear down this sacred/secular thinking and all embrace our missional Kingdom calling as the people of God. Look at this beautiful verse in Colossians 1:19-20:
For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.”
The Gospel redeems all things, including the work of our hands. Our faith and our work were never intended to be separated into different partitions. We believe your work can be resurrected, reimagined, and embraced as part of God’s Kingdom mission in this world.
What Drives Us
THE GREAT COMMISSION
Jesus commanded his followers to go and make disciples of all nations
42% of the global population has little to no access to the Gospel
BUSINESS AS MISSION
The marketplace is uniquely designed to proclaim the Gospel in word and deed
FAITH & WORK
The Gospel redeems all things including the work of our hands
HOW WE GIVE
We partner with global missions initiatives that focus on taking the Gospel to unreached places.
The Stone Table exists to mobilize marketplace believers for the Great Commission.