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.

Keynote –  A Time to Shine!

Keynote – A Time to Shine!

Colin Dye Senior Leader facebook.com/colindye.org  colindye.com “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1) God has set the Spiritual times and seasons, and I believe that now is a time for us all to shine. We are...

read more

The Striking of a Spiritual Match

Could it be that a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit is on its way from heaven to earth? Many prophetic voices from all across the world are telling us to prepare our hearts for a powerful move of the Holy Spirit in the coming days. The prophetic...

read more
Keynote – Ignite the Flame

Keynote – Ignite the Flame

Colin Dye Senior Leader facebook.com/colindye.org  colindye.com Light a flame within my soul Holy Fire Consume my all Spirit blaze Shine out of me And burn for all the world to see! On Sunday 19 November at the KT 6pm service I symbolically and prophetically struck a...

read more
Overcoming the ‘Rat Race’

Overcoming the ‘Rat Race’

KT member Belinda is a corporate lawyer Belinda Lucas-Musa shares her journey of remaining faithful to God while pursuing her law qualifications. Tackling the Giants: Influencing your World In his recent sermon “Take it to the Lord” Bruce...

read more
Keynote – Jesus, the peace-child

Keynote – Jesus, the peace-child

“Suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!’” Luke 2:13-14 The shepherds gathered in the field that first Christmas night saw an amazing...

read more
Keynote: The power of thanksgiving

Keynote: The power of thanksgiving

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 The cultivation of a grateful heart is essential to successfully living a fruitful life for God. Prayer with...

read more
Keynote: Building Relationships that prevail

Keynote: Building Relationships that prevail

Colin Dye Senior Leader facebook.com/colindye.org  colindye.com “So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favour with all the people....

read more
Revival Times February 2020

Revival Times February 2020

RT: XTRA Articles Colin Dye's First visit to the Philippines Ghana All Nations Praise 2019 PAST ISSUES April 2020 March 2020 Feb 2020 Jan 2020 Dec 2019 Nov 2019 Oct 2019 Sept 2019 Aug 2019...

Revival Times January 2020

Revival Times January 2020

RT: XTRA Articles Colin Dye's First visit to the Philippines Ghana All Nations Praise 2019 PAST ISSUES April 2020 March 2020 Feb 2020 Jan 2020 Dec 2019 Nov 2019 Oct 2019 Sept 2019 Aug 2019...

Revival Times December 2019

Revival Times December 2019

RT: XTRA Articles Colin Dye's First visit to the Philippines Ghana All Nations Praise 2019 PAST ISSUES June 2020 May 2020 April 2020 March 2020 Feb 2020 Jan 2020 Dec 2019 Nov 2019 Oct 2019...

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
EFFECTIVE PRAYER PODCAST
A 24-day journey to study the Bible perspective on Prayer
ITunes Podcast ITunes Podcast Spotify

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.

2 + 13 =

Share This