Sun Dial Denver BG

Redefining the Workplace - Place of Worship as Workplace

Using one’s gifts within a church setting requires nothing more than the simple act of getting involved. This may include such activities as teaching a Sunday school class (teaching), volunteering to help with the Christmas play (administration, artistry, helps, service, or skilled craft), or hosting a Bible study in one’s home (hospitality) (Fuller, 2001). If, for example, an individual believes they possess a gift of hospitality, helps, or service, then perhaps serving as an usher or greeter might also be a way to be of assistance within their place of worship. Schaff (1968) explained that the words “synagogue” or “church” refer first to the congregational body that make up the church and then secondly to the building where the congregation meets for public worship. If one subscribes to this view, it becomes important that they not lose sight of the idea that their places of worship are foremost, places of community as opposed to buildings they inhabit for a few hours on their day(s) of worship.

Education / Inspirational / Lifestyle

Excellence At Work with Dr. Marilyn combines faith and tenacity to help individuals achieve excellence through keynote speaking engagements, individual and corporate coaching, training, meeting facilitation, and retreats. Whether working with an individual client or a team, the focus is on the achievement of personal and professional goals that facilitate individuals’ abilities to create positive outcomes within their households, organizations, places of worship, and/or communities.  Through motivational speaking, life coaching, and corporate interventions, Dr. Marilyn has developed a “just do it” style that motivates and encourages clients to achieve higher levels of personal and professional effectiveness. She is the author of Running Away for Three Weeks, an inspirational autobiography designed to prepare readers for maximum effectiveness in the workplace; creator of Discovering Your Workplace Gifts, an assessment to help individuals identify the gifts they were motivated to discover in Running; and author of Six Steps to Excellence for Leaders, a roadmap to personal and professional excellence for all leaders.