Revival Times

Articles, Events, Bible Readings, Testimonies, Highlights and more!

Starting up a Christian Group at work

Over the last year, our church family has learnt a huge amount about doing things online, and our work by the ‘Giants’ groups in equipping our church did not slow down. Now, as more and more of us return to places of work, we are reminded of our harvest field with the number of close relationships we tend to develop in the workplace.

UK law gives us rights and freedoms and allows us to establish Christian groups at work. We have now had three educational KT webinars on how to start up a group successfully and within the context of workplace protocol and the law.

Our most recent webinar (all three can be found in KTTV, filed under ‘recommended webinars’) was led by our own Elizabeth Ugiomogbe (Workers Aflame!) and guest Dave Law from Transform Work UK. Offering a practitioners’ perspective, both shared of the success they have seen in organisations that started up Christian groups. In fact, Elizabeth displayed an impressive list of recognized organisations that have well established Christian groups. We heard of regular prayer meetings taking place, opportunities opening up to explain the significance of Christmas and Easter, and ventures such as sing-a-longs at the office all being allowed.

The Equality Act 2010 protects nine characteristics, which include religion or belief. What this means is that if an organisation is serious about practicing equality, and has established equality groups, then there should be no reason why they would not allow a Christian group to also be established. But starting a Christian group at work demands much prayer as workplace relationships are defined by contractual arrangements to get work completed and operating in the company’s value system. Anything that introduces discomfort or distractions between fellow workers is likely to be frowned upon.

Dave Law shared his wisdom from overseeing several Transform UK groups, as well as a Christian Group at his workplace (a large, well-recognized brand name). He gave some helpful tips:
– Form the group to pray – pray for one another, pray for the company, pray for your boss, pray for your work colleagues
– Look for opportunities for dialog with people of other faiths about things that may be common. Sometimes this may be possible in multi-faith forums
– Look for opportunities for celebrating special events around the Christian calendar
– Do not do anything that would jeopardise the working relationship between you and your manager and work colleagues, including disagreements over faith issues. Remember the relationships at the workplace are defined around getting work done as the top priority, and organisations are less likely to be supportive of faith groups if the groups are divisive or introduce discomfort in the workplace. The words wisdom and discernment come to mind
– Seek opportunities to develop genuine friendships that could lead to evangelism opportunities outside of work hours and the office
– Let the Holy Spirit do his work. Be gentle, don’t lecture and don’t judge.

For those interested in starting a Christian group, a fantastic on-line resource on the freedoms we have to share our faith is the booklet ‘Speak Up’ by the Lawyers Christian Fellowship and the Evangelical Alliance. Additionally, Transform Work UK is available to help and encourage anyone that may be running into challenges getting a Christian group started (they are not able to dialog with your organization but will share their experiences and best approach with you).
Additionally, don’t miss catching up on the three recent KT webinars. They are in the KTTV archives on kt.org – recommended – webinars
How to take your faith to work – Feb 27 2021
Salt and Light in the City – April 24 2021
Starting a Christian Staff Network Group – May 22 2021

Ron Salamat

Ron Salamat

Ron heads up the support functions at KT including:
services provided by Adminstration, Facilities, IT/Web & Tech/TV Productions.

Connected through Cells

Connected through Cells

[4 minute read] What is the purpose of the cell vision in Kensington Temple? The answer is surprisingly simple. The cell groups exist to minister to and facilitate the spiritual life and growth of the members.

read more
Living under the High Favour of God

Living under the High Favour of God

[6 minute read] I cannot imagine anything more life-enriching than knowing that I am blessed and highly favoured by God. All the great Bible characters were not so great in themselves, but the moment the favour of God touched them, they changed nations and fulfilled their destinies.

read more
Abundance: Faith in Times of Financial Testing

Abundance: Faith in Times of Financial Testing

[6 minute read] The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
John 10:10

Jesus came to bring you the full and abundant life of His kingdom. This life, is the rich, spiritual life of God Himself that overflows into His creation. When God made the world, He provided for it in abundance. It was teeming with life!

read more
THE NEW HUMANITY

THE NEW HUMANITY

Colin Dye Senior Minister Follow Colin Dye on: www.facebook.com/colindye.org and his blog: www.colindye.comMany who hold to the theory of evolution wonder what’s in store for the human race. Are we going to evolve into a new  superhuman, even divine human species? As...

read more
The Odours of London

The Odours of London

Colin Dye Senior Minister Follow Colin Dye on: www.facebook.com/colindye.org and his blog: www.colindye.comA trip down Portobello Road on market day is good exercise for the nose.Everything from fish to curry, joss sticks to soaps, pavement BBQ to steamy kitchens, all...

read more
THE OLD HAS GONE, THE NEW HAS COME

THE OLD HAS GONE, THE NEW HAS COME

Colin Dye Senior Minister Follow Colin Dye on: www.facebook.com/colindye.org and his blog: www.colindye.comEvery day is a new day. When we enter a New Year, the day seems especially fresh. We begin with renewed hope in the future and a good sense of leaving the past...

read more
Wherever sin flows, grace overflows!

Wherever sin flows, grace overflows!

Colin Dye Senior Minister Follow Colin Dye on: www.facebook.com/colindye.org and his blog: www.colindye.com Grace is the unmerited favour God has poured into our lives through Christ. This extravagant provision is first  and foremost for the removal of our sin so that...

read more
Revival Times February 2021

Revival Times February 2021

Revival Times BlogArticles, Events, Bible Readings, Testimonies, Highlights and more!PAST ISSUES November 2020 August 2020 July 2020 June 2020 May 2020 April 2020 March 2020 Feb 2020 Jan 2020 Dec 2019 Nov 2019...

Revival Times January 2021

Revival Times January 2021

Revival TimesArticles, Events, Bible Readings, Testimonies, Highlights and more!PAST ISSUES November 2020 August 2020 July 2020 June 2020 May 2020 April 2020 March 2020 Feb 2020 Jan 2020 Dec 2019 Nov 2019 Oct...

Revival Times December 2020

Revival Times December 2020

Revival Times BlogArticles, Events, Bible Readings, Testimonies, Highlights and more!If this fails to load: Download PDF Version PAST ISSUES November 2020 August 2020 July 2020 June 2020 May 2020 April 2020...

KENSINGTON TEMPLE
Kensington Park Road
Notting Hill Gate
London
W11 3BY

T 020 7908 1700

info@kt.org

PART OF THE ELIM FOURSQUARE GOSPEL ALLIANCE - elim.org.uk
Registered charity No 251549

KT OFFICE AND BIBLE COLLEGE
KT Summit House
100 Hanger Lane
London
W5 1EZ

SOCIAL MEDIA

www.youtube.com/kensingtontemplekt www.facebook.com/kt.org www.instagram.com/kensingtontemple twitter.com/kt_org ITunes Podcast www.kt.org/rss/ktrss.xml

KT Email Family

We will use this information to add you to our Emailing list and wont be passed onto a third party. You can unsubscribe at anytime.

15 + 14 =

Share This