Christian Employee Network Groups

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I was blessed to be a part of a Christian Employee Network Group while at Compaq / HP (I left there last fall after 17 years). It started in 2001 under Compaq when we were an officially recognized group. After the merger HP permitted Bible studies and email lists for prayers and such, but they didn’t officially sanction us as an Employee Network Group (there were pros and cons to that). There are hundreds and hundreds of people involved to different degrees. They have a cool web site here.

Either way, the main benefit was the interaction of Christian employees. I came in contact with Christians from other sites around the U.S. and from Australia, England, Singapore, Canada and other countries, and with believers from Christian groups at companies like Intel, TI and others. Knowing you aren’t alone in the business world is very encouraging.

I really enjoyed gathering with believers for lunch time Bible studies. I wish I would have done more of that earlier. We had people from different denominations, male and female, different ages, different fields, different backgrounds, etc., but none of that got in the way. It was just a bunch of Bible-believing Christians reading scripture and sharing what they have learned.

We had countless success stories from the prayer network ministry. People were helped and encouraged time after time when hundreds of their co-workers would pray for them.

While it will always be tempting to leave your faith at the door, I pray that Christians everywhere will continue to be salt and light in the business world.

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