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CHRISTIAN APPROACHES TO WORK
Use of energy, physical or mental, for the purpose of improving human life. It is any activity that requires expenditure of energy or application of skills e.g. studying, teaching, cooking, farming etc.
Work can be described as a vocation, profession, trade, craft, career or a job. Vocation is from a Latin word “Vocare” which means call’ Christians believe that every individual has been called of God to various duties. Vocation is work that requires special skills, special training or a unique call or a special mission in society.
Work that is characterized by a code of ethics, lengthy specialized training, advance knowledge and self — disciple. Professionals have their own set standards. The professionals determine entry requirements for new members and usually have machinery for dealing with errant members. E.g. Law, medicine, architecture etc.
Refers to an occupation, a way of making a living. Some trades require specialized training examples hairdressing A craft An occupation which requires manipulative skills or use of the hands e.g. woodcarving, pottery, weaving. A craft may be a trade depending on the nature of occupation.
An occupation that one chooses to pursue in his/her life. It’s the general way of earning a living
Refers to tasks performed, services rendered in return for payment of wages. Most jobs are temporary others casual and others permanent and pensionable
What determines one’s career, vocation?
General reasons why people work
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