MiniZine: God's Plan for Work (PDF download)

  • Paul Grimmond
  • 15 June 2015

"So... what do you do?"

How many times have you asked someone that question, or been asked it yourself? It inevitably comes up in conversation when we meet new people. That thing that we spend a large chunk of our time on—whether it's paid or unpaid, full-time employment in a factory, stay-at-home parenting or Christian ministry—is often what defines us. But should it?

The articles in this MiniZine won't provide the answers to every question you might have about work, but they will help you to start the conversation about questions like:

  • Is Genesis 1:28—where God commands humans to fill, subdue and rule over the earth—the right lens through which to view our work?
  • What is 'vocation', anyway?
  • How should we prioritise the work that we do—is 'gospel work' more important than 'secular work'?
  • How do you know what your 'calling' is?


  • God's Plan for work by Paul Grimmond
  • Vocation: What's that? by Paul Grimmond
  • Work, value and the gospel by Paul Grimmond
  • Discussion guide