The Word Before Work Community

Deepen the connection between the gospel and your work alongside other Christians in your vocational field

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What does it look like practically for the gospel to shape your specific work?

It’s easy to talk theoretically about how our faith should shape our work. But you want to know what that looks like practically for your specific work as an entrepreneur, teacher, writer, landscaper, etc.

  • If you work for yourself, you want to know how to manage the tension between trusting God and hustling to produce results in your business.
  • If you work from home, you want to know how your job matters for eternity when your opportunities to share the gospel are few and far between.
  • If you work as a manager, you want to know how you can extend mercy to your team without neglecting the call for excellence from your heavenly and earthly bosses.

These types of questions are where the rubber meets the proverbial road. But in my experience, it’s almost impossible to answer them without being connected to other Christ-followers who do similar work.

That’s why I created The Word Before Work Community: to help you deepen the connection between the gospel and your specific work alongside other Christians in your vocational field.

Upon joining, you’ll gain access to three core member benefits:

Vocational Small Groups

A small group of 7-10 people who share your vocation, career stage, and commitment to Jesus. Your group will meet virtually twice a month to discuss The Word Before Work devotionals, workshop workplace challenges, and pray for each other. And you’ll have a private space to connect with your group online in between your live meetings!

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Daily Devotional

A daily version of my weekly devotional, The Word Before Work, delivered digitally where you can discuss it with me and other Christians inside and outside of your field. And when my daily devotional book is released in November, you’ll get a copy for free in the format of your choice!

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Office Hours With Jordan Raynor

A monthly Zoom where you can ask me anything you want. Got a question about one of my books or devotionals? Curious about writing or entrepreneurship? Want an introduction to someone in my network? This is the place to ask! And each Office Hours call will be recorded for you to access later on if you can’t attend live.

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Become a Founding Member to lock-in the lowest rate ever

Before we close registration on August 19!

You can gain access to all of the above for just $25 per month if you sign up by the end of this week! After that, registration will be closed, and when we open the doors again, the price will be higher. Lock in your lifetime Founding Member rate of $25 per month by joining the community now!

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Bonus: The Unabridged Gospel Course

Exclusive to members of The Word Before Work Community!

If you walk into a random church today and ask someone to explain the gospel, I’m willing to bet you’d hear something like, “The gospel is the good news that Jesus took the punishment for our sins.”

This is what I call The Abridged Gospel, because while those words are gloriously true, they are only a fraction of what Jesus called “the gospel of the kingdom.”

What does this mean for you and your work? Everything. Because if Jesus only came to “save sinners,” then the only way your work matters for eternity is if you leverage your work to the instrumental end of evangelism. And while that is, of course, a God-glorifying, God-commanded thing to do, it is far from the only way your work matters to God.

If we're going to get a bigger vision for the purpose of our work, we have to get a bigger, more accurate picture of the gospel. And for the first time ever publicly, I’m teaching systematically on that subject in a new course called The Unabridged Gospel! Over the course of 6 videos, you’ll learn:

  • The 3 biggest problems with The Abridged Gospel
  • What the mission of humankind is through the “5 Acts” of redemptive history
  • 11 reasons to believe your work has instrumental and intrinsic eternal value

And here’s the best part: This course is yours for free if you join The Word Before Work Community this week at the Founding Member rate of $25 per month!

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Start connecting as soon as you join

Here's what will happen after you join The Word Before Work Community!

  1. Take the Matching Assessment I’ll send you immediately after you join. This assessment will help us place you in the most relevant Vocational Small Group!
  2. Get to know your fellow members who are already posting introductions in our shared online workspace!
  3. Start The Unabridged Gospel bonus course to see just how eternally significant your work really is! I'll send you a link to the course the moment you join the community.
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Got Questions?

I've got answers!

That's largely up to you! We’ll have Small Groups meeting all around the world and all around the clock which means we’ll have no problem connecting you to a group that meets at a time convenient for you. Join the community now and we'll send you an assessment to collect your meeting time preferences.

Yes! Everything that’s offered live in the community is also archived for you to watch later on, including Vocational Small Group meetings (only viewable to your group) and Office Hours.

Nothing! Here’s the deal: Nobody is going to have perfect attendance to a meeting that occurs twice a month. Your group will have grace with your absence just as I’m sure you’ll have grace with them!

Yes—any time! And without any awkwardness of having to notify a “group leader.” Simply fill out this form telling us what you’re looking for in a new group and we’ll route you to a group that’s a better fit.

We’ll refund 100% of your first month’s membership—no questions asked. Just email me at [email protected] But I seriously doubt this is going to happen. My audience is nearly 150,000 strong, global, and incredibly diverse vocationally. We should have no problem matching you with a relevant group!

Yes! If you want to join the community just for the Daily Devotional and Office Hour calls, you are more than welcome to!

No, but it is your last chance to lock in the lifetime Founding Member rate of $25 per month. After Friday, registration will be closed, and when we open the doors again, the price will be higher.

Become a Founding Member to lock-in the lowest rate ever

Before we close registration on August 19!

You can gain access to all of the above for just $25 per month if you sign up by the end of this week! After that, registration will be closed, and when we open the doors again, the price will be higher. Lock in your lifetime Founding Member rate of $25 per month by joining the community now!

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About Jordan

 Jordan Raynor helps Christians respond to the radical, biblical truth that their work matters for eternity. He does this through his bestselling books (The Creator in You, Redeeming Your Time, Master of One, and Called to Create), podcast (Mere Christians), and weekly devotional (The Word Before Work)—content that has served millions of Christ-followers in every country on earth.

In addition to his writing, Jordan serves as the Executive Chairman of Threshold 360, a venture-backed tech startup which Jordan previously ran as CEO following a string of successful ventures of his own. Jordan has twice been selected as a Google Fellow and served in The White House under President George W. Bush.

A sixth-generation Floridian, Jordan lives in Tampa with his wife, Kara, and their three young daughters: Ellison, Kate, and Emery. The Raynors are proud members of The Church at Odessa.

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