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Ask Salt&Light: How do I carry my faith out of church and into my workplace?

Ask Salt&Light gives our readers the opportunity to ask Christian ministry staff and marketplace leaders questions about the practicalities of living out the Christian faith in the workplace.

Deputy Senior Pastor Chua Seng Lee and Pastor Felicia Goh-Ong, Bethesda (Bedok-Tampines) Church // August 3, 2018, 8:16 pm

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Dear Salt&Light,

On Sundays after the sermon I often feel fired up for God. But on Monday when I have to face my unreasonable boss, my good intentions fail me. How should I handle my boss and myself?

Tan Chung Hong, 38, Civil Servant

This is not an uncommon experience. The culture and people in church and the workplace are diversely different.

As believers, we are called to change culture by being salt and light (Matthew 5:13-16).

We need to change the culture by bringing in heaven into your workplace.

We need to change the culture by bringing in heaven into your workplace.

We do that by first changing ourselves.

You may want to fast and pray for your workplace.

Listen deeply to what God is saying to you about you and your workplace. And how you can change the culture there. Obey His prompting and wait for Him to bring the necessary change.

Meanwhile, love your boss, and pray for him/her in the same way the Bible calls us to regard our opponents (Matthew 5:43-48).

The grass is greener on the side you water the most.

It is time to water your workplace with fasting and praying. And in due time, you will see the change.

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Deputy Senior Pastor Chua Seng Lee and Pastor Felicia Goh-Ong, Bethesda (Bedok-Tampines) Church

This week’s reply was provided by Deputy Senior Pastor Chua Seng Lee and Pastor Felicia Goh-Ong from Bethesda (Bedok-Tampines) Church (BBTC). Deputy Senior Pastor Chua Seng Lee has been a full-time pastor since 1992 and has spent more than two decades working with youth and young working adults. He was in the Singapore National Youth Council for four years, as well as being Chairman of the National Youth Mentoring Steering Committee. Pastor Felicia Goh-Ong currently works with BBTC's young adults and is passionate about connecting God with people, and people with God.