Myth 10: ‘I don’t have the power to change anything at work; I should keep my head down.’

// We can always find a reason not to act, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t.

Written by Anita Smith

Myth 9: ‘Working really hard will earn me favour with God’

// Although I am a product of a me-centred culture I also share a big chunk of the blame.

Written by Chris Buttenshaw

Myth 8: ‘If I’m unable to work in a paid job, I’m not contributing to society’

// We have even begun to use business words to talk about the Church: ‘networking’, ‘strategy’, ‘vision’, ‘cell groups’.

Written by Anya Briggs

Myth 7: Low-paying or low status work is an assault on my dignity.

// When the temp agency offered me a "high-level, interesting and socially responsible" job, it sounded great.

Written by Caroline Challis

Myth 6: We work to earn money, so you may as well earn as much of it as possible

// Can we really be free from the pressure to earn more, more, more? Or are we just kidding ourselves when...

Written by threads

Myth 5: Work sucks! Early retirement is the dream.

// Sat in a taxi at 2am, after another 16-hour day, I wonder what on earth I’m doing with my life.

Written by Jeremy Moses

Myth 4: Most of us have ‘jobs’ while missionaries and church workers have ‘callings’

// When I asked God what He thought about the job I was applying for, I heard only silence. Did He...

Written by Anonymous

Myth 3: ‘Rest is an inefficient use of time’

// Why spend your evenings moulding the sofa to your backside when you could be getting in some overtime for a...

Written by Pete Curran

Myth 2: ‘If I’m not happy at work, I must be in the wrong job and should just quit’

// At university, I was so busy consuming curries and trying to impress girls with my guitar that I never really...

Written by Tom Marshall

Myth 1: ‘My faith is a liability at work. If I want to progress and do well I need to keep it private.’

// Christine Woolgar kicks off our new series tackling the top 10 myths about work.

Written by Christine Woolgar