Spiritual Sowing in the Secular Marketplace

  • Chris Langford


In the modern marketplace, driven by the financial bottom-line, it becomes tempting to view labor as a mere expense to be minimized or automated. What if we dared to reject such a narrow vision of employment and consider how God has placed individuals (including ourselves) within the marketplace, within our companies to grow in spiritual maturity? This article develops a spiritual sowing model that conceptualizes employee spiritual formation as a process involving the co-laboring with the Holy Spirit in strengthening the triadic relationship existing between God, self, and others based on the practices of service, observation, and witnessing. Implications for employee discipleship are discussed and potential areas for related research are explored.