Ken Costa’s ‘God at Work’: Exploring God in the Workplace

Does God care about our work? The panel gains a fresh perspective from Ken Costa's "God at Work" addressing faith as it relates to work, wealth and purpose.

Ken Costa’s ‘God at Work’: Exploring God in the Workplace

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Does God care about our work? The panel gains a fresh perspective from Ken Costa's "God at Work" addressing faith as it relates to work, wealth and purpose.


Welcome back to Get Read! Today, the book we’re discussing that’s fueling change in our culture is “God at Work” by Ken Costa. Like our panel, you may have assumptions on what the book is about based on the title, but prepare to be surprised just as they were!

All around, it seems that everyone on the panel had certain expectations that were quickly redirected: Britt, television personality, uses one word to describe the book, calling it “deep”—deeper than she expected. Sonia Alcazar Collier, our host, and Propaganda, hip-hop artist and poet, both thought the title, “God at Work,” was referring to the way God moves and works; Propaganda calls the title a “brilliant play on words,” revealing that the book is actually about “seeing God in your vocation.”

Ken Costa writes that “most people want to make a difference with their lives” and, in our culture, that is often through pursuing a specific career or vocation. The group discussed the idea of “job security,” something that Ken Costa establishes is actually a myth.

“Markets crash, things come and go, economy’s change—that can’t be your security,” Propaganda reminds us. Our security is to be found in “being in the center of God’s will.”

Britt resonated with the parts of the book on creating boundaries between your work and life, confessing that she had to leave a job that was, “super secure,” she says ironically, with air-quotes around “secure,” because “it was becoming increasingly impossible to keep any boundaries.”

When discussing their final takeaways, the group decided that “God at work” had advice for much more than just vocation; Sonia wishes she would’ve had someone giving her the kind of advice that’s in this book long ago.

Check out the video above to hear more about why “God at Work” was so influential for our panel and why it can be transformational in your own life.


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