Who We Are
- Marketplace CrossTalk is an opportunity for men and women to grow in faith while sharing Bible study, prayer and fellowship with other men and women in the workplace.
- Marketplace CrossTalk is a place for being equipped as a Christian layperson. This weekly Bible study group, "with a purpose", is designed for those who desire and need the encouragement of other believers in the midst of their busy workweek. Here you discover a place to cultivate biblical thinking for biblical life-change. Whether talking about ethics, workaholism, relationships, retirement, or principles of job satisfaction, the bottom line is a biblical one.
- Marketplace CrossTalk also provides a supportive network of Christian friends. They pray for one another and serve as a resource for discussion and counsel on the personally challenging issues of our day.
- Marketplace CrossTalk groups are small (5 to 12 members), comprised of business and professional men and women (active and retired) that meet once a week for an hour of discussion, study and prayer. These groups meet in the workplace (e.g., board rooms, offices, restaurants, etc.).
Marketplace CrossTalk has been providing opportunities and resources for over twelve years to men and women who seek to know God, and who want to make a difference in their community.
- Specific Purpose
Encouraging laypeople to cultivate biblical thinking for biblical life-change in the workplace, and in their personal lives.
Business and professional men and women (working or retired) who are committed to building a better community through meaningful relationships.
Laypeople who have some connection to the Church.
- Reaching Out
A workshop-styled (one-hour) early morning or noontime meeting during the workweek.
Meeting in a neutral location not normally connected with religious activity.
Invitation is by word-of-mouth and personal networking.
No cost, except for materials or meal (if offered).
- Spiritual Growth
On the Engel "Scale of Spiritual Maturity", we anticipate serving people from -7 to +7. Our plan is to help them move up the scale.
- Specific Milestones
To commit their life to Christ (if not already a believer). (John 3:3)
To be a growing Christian; developing character. (2Peter 3:18; Eph. 4:14,15)
To identity with other believers in the marketplace.
To think biblically regarding life and ones' decisions.
To participate regularly in a church.
To aspire to leadership in the church.
To receive training in communicating the faith.
- Measuring Our Effectiveness
By verbal and written feedback.
By financial participation in support of the ministry. (1Corinthians 9:7-14)
By leadership positions filled in local churches.
Increasing number of new groups.