Saddleback @ Work

Purpose Statement

We are here to Educate, Encourage and Equip believers to live out their faith in the workplace.

Saddleback@Work creates tools, material, and opportunities for Christians to live out their faith in the workplace.

Currently there are two ways that we do this. We have a Business Connection Ministry that helps business leaders and owners receive professional and spiritual leadership. We have also created tools and material for every church participant or member to start a Workplace Small Group.


You influence your co-workers with your character and your employer with your work and your industry by your decisions and those around you by how you live. You have been given talents and opportunities to help you represent God's interests daily in marketplace decisions, no matter your job, level, or title.

Spend a little time here, get to know us, and you'll find the resources and support you need to help you live out your faith and calling at work.

Working on Purpose

God gave us the concept of work back in the Garden of Eden and He cares about your work as much today as he did back then. But challenging and disruptive work issues could distract us from our walk with God leaving us frustrated and wondering if what we do even matters or if the life we are living is in God's will.

Is it wrong to want to be promoted? What's the point of continuous improvement? Is it gossip to confide in a co-worker? Am I sacrificing my health or my family for my job? Will I ever make the boss happy?

We have so many questions about work and reasons why we need to work, but God wants us to discover its purpose. Based on the five biblical purposes model, let's look at what God has in mind for our work in the word SERVE:

Work vs Serve

Stewardship (worship) Be a responsible trustee 1 Peter 4:10 (AMP)
Education (discipleship) Be a lifelong learner Timothy 3:2 (NCV)

Relationships (fellowship) Be an encourager 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)

Values (ministry) Be a person of integrity Proverbs 10:9 (NIV)

Excellence (evangelism) Be a role model 2 Peter 1:5 - 8 (NASB)

Our Mission

Equip, connect, and send workplace believers into their area of influence.

“For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)


Workplace Small Groups

Develop Deeper Relationships

Nobody understands what life is like where you work better than a co-worker. A workplace small group can be a wonderful opportunity to develop deeper and more meaningful relationships with your co-workers and to see God at work with you in your job and in the lives of those in your group. It’s as simple as connecting with two or more of your co-workers over lunch each week.

Co-workers who come together to grow to be more like Christ at work find they have an increase in peace, joy and patience at work and a greater understanding of God’s purpose for their job.

Legal Rights Q&A


Business Connection Events

“For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)

Bringing people together in a greater community….for a greater good….for a greater purpose.

The Saddleback@Work Business Connection is a forum for small business leaders, owners, entrepreneurs, and employees to find community with like-minded people, further one’s business, gain practical solutions and obtain clarity on God’s direction, leading and purpose in their work.

Network with other like-minded professionals, join a Business Group, get support and encouragement and take back resources to your office.

Our events will inspire you with speakers, authors, and Saddleback members who share their stories on how they’ve created success in the business sector.

The Saddleback@Work Business Connection mission is to:

  • Connecting people to people
  • Connecting people to business
  • Connecting people to their work purpose

You do not need to be a member of Saddleback Church to attend and there is no charge for this event.

Join our email list so we can let you know about the next meeting.

Saddleback Church does not nor will not, directly or indirectly, warrant, endorse or promote the performance or services offered by any represented organizations.


Legal Rights

As faith is intersecting work on a more regular basis, employers, employees and individuals are trying to understand how this applies to their place of work, their life and their work life.

For employers and employees, the legal web of religion in the workplace can be confusing, intimidating or empowering depending upon your point of view and knowledge of the subject matter.

Most people refrain from any overt religious expression because they don't know that both the employer and the employee have religious protection and rights under the law. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.

Since the 1980's, spirituality has begun to move into the workplace as people seek to integrate their faith and work to fulfill a desire to live an integrated holistic life. Dozens of companies from Coca Cola to Microsoft are becoming “faith friendly” allowing groups to meet for Bible study or to discuss ethics from a religious perspective. As employers and employees understand how to balance the personal needs of the employees with the needs of the employer, they will find that it is good for everyone.

The Legal 10 Commandments are a practical application of the law at work in a Christ-like manner. The Legal Q&A is a video library that will address the most commonly asked questions about living out one's faith at work.

Saddleback Church is not dispensing nor endorsing legal advice and is not responsible for how this material is used. These resources are here to help you understand how faith and work mix from a legal perspective and what is permissible as you live out your faith at work.

Legal 10 Commandments

Legal Question and Answer Videos

Legal Q&A Legal