Unemployment in South Africa - an economic or justice issue, or both?
Employment is one of the three major strategies of Common Good to impact our city. Yet, there is also a discipleship angle to this important topic:
- What do we believe as Christ-followers about work?
- What did God intend when He set Adam and Eve to work?
- What does the Bible call us to in our attitudes towards our own work and those we employ?
- Do we recognise the value and dignity in work for all men and women?
Unemployment is a global economic issue but in South Africa, with the backdrop of our complicated history, it is also a justice issue. What are the stats for unemployment in our country? What is the government doing? What is our role?
As Christ-followers we want to lead ourselves to a deeper understanding on this issue and engage with others in our local congregations about how we should respond.
- DEVOTIONAL -
Why Employment Matters
A 16-day devotional on God’s heart towards work, with contributions from Common Ground Church congregants and staff at Common Good’s employment initiative, The Zanokhanyo Network.
A theological perspective on work.
By Dr. Tim Black
(Bosch PM SJM Leader)
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for people.
Learn more about Common Good’s employment initiative, The Zanokhanyo Network, and ways that you can get involved.
No matter what your job is, you have an enormous opportunity to give people a picture of God by the way you work.
A glimpse into the experiences of the employed and the unemployed, drawn from the National Income Dynamics Study
Graduates and trainers from The Zanokhanyo Network reflect on the Job Readiness Journey
Collect some participant flyers from your neared Common Ground congregation and invite people into the Job Readiness Journey
Offer Training or Mentorship
Encourage graduates on their journey
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