Marketplace AmbassadorCBMC's Marketplace Ambassador Advancement System is grounded in 2 Corinthians 5:20 where the Apostle Paul states 

"So we are Christ's ambassadors..."  This system is designed to equip and empower individuals to become effective ambassadors for Christ in the marketplace (a.k.a. Marketplace Ambassadors). 

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2 Corinthians 5:20

Fulfilling Ministry At Work

"Do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry" (2 Tim. 4:5).

For the Christian, true fulfillment in life can be summarized by the popular bumper sticker slogan, "Bloom where you're planted." Peter said it this way: "As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another" (1 Pet. 4:10). Your greatest fulfillment in life will come when you discover your unique gifts and abilities and use them to edify others and glorify the Lord.

God allowed me to understand this vital principle while I was still employed as an aerospace engineer. I knew God wanted me to be an ambassador for Him at Honeywell, so I started a breakfast Bible study in the bowling alley next door. My announcement about the Bible study had only been posted in our office about an hour before a Jewish fellow pulled it off the wall and brought in to me. "You can't bring Jesus in here," he objected.

"I can't do otherwise," I said. "Every day I walk in here Jesus comes in with me." He was not impressed with my response!

One of the men who found Christ through that Bible study became a flaming evangelist. He shared everywhere he went. When I left Honeywell, he took over the Bible study.

A few months later I went back to visit my friends in the Bible study; "Do you remember the Jewish fellow?" the leader asked.

"Sure, I remember him," I said, recalling his brash opposition to our Bible study.

"Well, he got sick and almost died. I went to the hospital and visited him every night. Finally I led him to Christ."

I was ecstatic at the realization that I had become a spiritual grandparent. The sense of fulfillment was exhilarating. And it all happened because I started a simple Bible study where I worked in order to do what Paul said: "Do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry" (2 Tim. 4:5).

God has a unique place of ministry for each of us. It is important to your sense of fulfillment that you realize exactly where that place is.The key is to discover the roles you occupy in which you cannot be replaced, and then decide to be what God wants you to be in those roles.

For example, of the five billion people in the world, you are the only one who occupies your unique role as husband, father, wife, mother, parent or child in your home. God has specially planted you to serve Him by serving your family in that environment. Furthermore, you are the only one who knows your coworkers as you do. You occupy a unique role as an ambassador for Christ, where you work. These are your mission fields and you are the worker God has appointed for the harvest there. Your greatest fulfillment will come from accepting and occupying God's unique place for you to the best of your ability. Sadly, so many miss their calling in life by looking for fulfillment in the world.

Find your fulfillment in the Kingdom of God by deciding to be an ambassador for Christ in the world of work. (2 Cor. 5:20).


Dear Lord, Thank You for coming with me to work every day. Help me to be an ambassador for you here at my work. Amen.


  1. Do you consider yourself to have a unique role for God in your marketplace? Why or why not?
  2. What are some ways to be an ambassador for Christ in your workplace?

This WorkLife SwitchTOOL was written by Ed Silvoso.  Used by permission. All rights reserved. Content edited and distributed by for non-profit educational purposes.

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