Lifelong Learning in Christian Vocation: Being Equipped for Every Good Work

  • Monty L. Lynn


Lives of faith are often experienced as uneven journeys composed of wilderness wanderings, desert temptations, daily joys and sorrows, and occasional epiphanies (cf. Chryssavgis, 2000). Little scholarship, however, has been devoted to understanding how faith and work interact over the course of an individual’s career. Considering how strands of faith and work are woven together over time can help business students anticipate possible challenges and life stages ahead, appreciate the disciplines that contribute to spiritual formation, and learn from others who have preceded them. Attention to the intertwining of faith and work beyond college is an expression of lifelong learning consistent with and unique to the mission of many Christian higher education institutions.