Following the completion of the national survey and publication of the survey results through various media channels, a wide network of workplace ministers, churches, individuals and media partners have continued to dialogue around the initiative’s primary mandate of ‘Revealing Vocational Truth’ (based on Isaiah 42), says Call 42 in a press release about its new strategy.
It says that during the course of a day-long consultation with various workplace ministry leaders and church leaders in Stellenbosch in March 2013, a steering committee, headed by Gert Roberts and a team on independent consultants, was chosen to guide the next phase of the Call42 process.
“Call42 now aims to serve current workplace ministry initiatives by developing a national platform, serving as a central point of communication for workplace ministry in South Africa. The platform will also serve individuals that are seeking to see God’s Kingdom come in their own lives and the working environment. One of the outcomes is to connect the needs of people in the workplace with the ministries that are already serving in these areas,” says the press release.
The Call42 platform comprises the Call42 website – (with direct links to existing workplace ministries websites), Facebook, Twitter, regular webinars, a newsletter with information on workplace ministry activities and workplace testimonies. (You can subscribe to the newsletter by clicking here).
“Call42 has a three-fold mission: Firstly, to initiate relevant discussion around growing concerns regarding the ‘sacred and secular divide’ in Christian communities. Secondly, to mobilise interaction between equipping organisations, like churches and workplace ministry initiatives, and Christians in career-orientated work positions. Thirdly, to use the Call42 website and other technological media to create an interactive platform for sharing testimonies, news and other information,” concludes the press release.
Anybody wanting more information on the Call42 initiative, and to discuss possible media partnerships and regular workplace ministry related articles / insert ideas, is invited to contact Steven van Tonder on firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.call42.co.za.