Doctor of Ministry

Year Approved


First Advisor

Senapatiratne, Timothy


This thesis investigated the faith at work (FAW) movement through the lens of philosophical hermeneutics. The work concepts of both Old and New Testaments were explored, along with theologian’s voices on the intersection of work and faith. The literature review demonstrated the one-dimensional emphasis of the FAW for the church and the working world. The church and world need the FAW as an ethos with an emphasis on the whole person. The research was a mixed method of case study utilizing qualitative and quantitative method. This mixed method helped underline the shallowness of current scholarship of the FAW as an ethos. The research demonstrated the deeper need for more scholarship and research in this vital and underutilized opportunity for accentuating human flourishing. FAW ethos contributes many benefits and potentialities for the person, the church and the world. The church and world need the FAW movement’s emphasis on the whole person. The conclusions showed that less bifurcating of clergy-laity, secular versus sacred, and work versus faith dualisms would be helpful. Second, that working people should run the FAW movement. Three, the FAW movement integrates the work-faith ministry.

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry

Document Type

Doctoral thesis