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Discussing faith at work with the CEO


As an administrative assistant employed by a Fortune 500 company with over 30,000 employees, sitting down with the CEO was not something I could have seen coming, and if I had imagined this possibility, I’m not sure I could have imagined faith being the topic of discussion.

With God all things are possible.

Working in Human Resources, I was leading the Christian Employee Resource Group when I had the privilege to meet with the CEO in his office.

The request to speak with the leader of my company was accepted and he graciously allowed a meeting.

It was just before fishing opener in the spring. I was leaving from his office to go up north on a fishing trip.

A surprised co-worker asked what we talked about. “Oh, just the weather, fishing, and Christ.” I replied.

The CEO is a very gracious man of faith who supports employee groups in the workplace. He shared with us his feelings on importance of being able to gather in groups of similar interest in the workplace.

I told him the Christian group prayed regularly for him and the company. He was pleased and asked to continue praying, saying it must be working.

The Christian Employee Resource Group was established in 2003 and now has a membership base over eight hundred employees – the largest employee group. CERG continues to pray for the company, leadership, and individual employees.

Do you have a Christian employee group in your workplace? I would love hear about it. If you do not, I encourage you to pray about starting one. Who knows, you could be sitting down with your CEO someday too.

For more on faith in the work place visit International Coalition of Workplace Ministries
 

Comments

  • Harris 4 years ago

    Not only do i not have, but i do not want a Christian prayer group in my workplace. We also have Muslims, a Buddhist employee, and oh my god, a couple of Jews too. Keep your religion to yourself, and keep it in your home, in your place of worship and out of my place of employment. We are not all Christians, and we don't care to be. Our work has nothing to do with what, if any, religion we care to practice.

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