Many of us wear “multiple hats” – but Vic Carpenter takes the phrase to a whole other level – serving as both a church-planting pastor and an FBI agent.
Talk about a jack of all trades.
His dual role gave him the unique ability to witness to a group of people he’d otherwise never be able to reach – and just wait until you see how God is using him.
It’s amazing to watch how small acts of obedience can have an eternal impact.
Working for the FBI, Carpenter soon realized several of his coworkers were also Christians – and thought they should do something to reach those who didn’t know Christ.
So Carpenter and a group of Christian guys decided to do a Bible study at work – which opened up the opportunity for more ministry options – leading several people to Christ.
Christianity Daily reported:
“The Bible study later in 2019 enabled Carpenter to start a church and an affiliated church thereafter. The members of the Bible study continuously brought people to Christ. Coworkers now visit him in Fredericksburg for his preaching, which brings them to Christ.
He said he has lost count of the number of people at this point in time who have come to Christ because of his ministry. This included not only colleagues but also those in the community.”
What an incredible story!
Because he already had earned the trust of his coworkers, the door was open and they were willing to listen to what he had to say.
What started off as a small Bible study led Carpenter to pastor a church – and spread the love and truth of Jesus to those who need it most.
There are many Christians in the workplace who are unashamed of their faith and use it as a platform to make the name of Jesus known.
North Carolina Sheriff Jody Greene was criticized for having a Bible verse above his desk and for praying with his team before they entered dangerous situations.
But despite threats to take the verse down – he remained steadfast telling people we all need “more Jesus”– and he inspired Christians all around the country to be bold in their faith.
Have you ever witnessed to someone at work?
You may feel work is “off limits” – but remember God has you where you are for a reason – and you have a direct connection to people you’ve already built a relationship with.
If you’re wondering where to start, pray and spend quiet time thinking how you can rise to the challenge.
It could be something simple such as sharing a praise report from God with a coworker at lunch – or offering a word of comfort from Scripture to someone who is grieving.
Or perhaps, you could even consider starting a work Bible Study and use your lunch break as a chance to gather together and read the Bible or a devotional.
God will use you where you are – all for His glory. So give it a shot and watch what He can do!
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” – John 3:16-17
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