I loved Jon Tyson’s principles of cultivating a missional career, but I am also trying to translate it into an environment that is much less career-oriented. Fort Wayne, Indiana is not where you move to climb the corporate ladder or become a famous actor.
New York City has a massive amount of people who have moved there specifically because they are serious about their careers. I would venture to guess that most people in Fort Wayne are here for other reasons, things like
- We wanted to be close to extended family when we started having kids
- I grew up here and like it
- I’m on my way to somewhere else
- It’s a good place to raise kids
- Housing is really affordable!
One of the nagging questions I have is how to talk to these kinds of people about living missionally in their workplace. Unlike New York City, people in Fort Wayne generally aren’t passionate about their work. It’s more of a means to an end. But they still spend a majority of their waking hours working, so how do you take those six principles and translate them for a place like Fort Wayne?
No answers just yet, just the question. I wondered if you readers have any thoughts.