How the Gospel Gives Meaning to Work

by Brandon Best, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University will host the Gospel at Work Conference at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13 inside the Jeremiah Chapel. The conference will feature Greg Gilbert and Sebastien Traeger, co-authors of “The Gospel at Work: How Working for King Jesus Gives Purpose and Meaning to our Jobs”.

The duo will teach on how the Gospel transforms the way Christians approach their jobs by discovering a work ethic rooted in serving Christ. In addition, both Gilbert and Traeger will speak at the University’s chapel as Gilbert will present on October 13 and Traeger on October 14.

“As a school that exists ‘For the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus,’ we aim to prepare all of our students, regardless of their major, to go out into the world knowing their primary allegiance is to King Jesus and the authority of his Word,” said Cedarville president Dr. Thomas White.

The two authors teach how Christians commonly misunderstand God’s teaching about their jobs in two ways, either by being idle in their work or idolizing their careers. The conference aims to show that work is to be meaningful not because money or status, but through the Gospel of Jesus.

“I hope God uses Greg Gilbert and Sebastian Traeger to stir in our students' hearts how they can strategically using their God-given vocation for God's kingdom purposes,” said White.

Gilbert serves as Senior Pastor of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky.. He is the author of several books including “What is the Gospel,” “Who is Jesus,” and “Why Trust the Bible.” 

Traeger is a successful entrepreneur and has co-founded several companies, including Christianity.com and Silas Partners, a web-consulting firm designed for ministries.

The conference is free and open to the public with no advance registration required.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,711 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings.