Jun 21, 2022
Faith at Work with Dr. Kenneth Chapman Jr.
Do you feel comfortable bringing your faith to the workplace? The separation of church and cubicle may make it difficult to incorporate your beliefs into those extensive hours of your everyday life. However, the truth is that if you're showing up to work, chances are your faith is too.
So, how do we ensure we don't drop our faith at the door of our office?
Today on the show, Arlene welcomes Executive Pastor, Professor, and Education Consultant, Dr. Kenneth Chapman Jr. to discuss practical strategies for how to integrate our faith at work, as well as how to advocate for religious diversity and inclusion.
Dr. Chapman has learned a great deal through his career in corporate, non-profit, and faith-based spaces. Before becoming a pastor he had a career where he struggled to navigate his faith at work comfortably.
Throughout the episode, you'll hear him share the importance of sharing your faith unapologetically in all contexts of your life, some common faith crises people face at work, how he now lives an integrated life between faith and his professional career, and more.
Don't forget to tune into episode 8 where Arlene and Millicent Dixon, M.S. discuss how to live and work internationally. Find the episode here.
In this episode, we cover:
-Challenges to faith in the workplace.
-How faith and work intersect.
-Embracing religious diversity and inclusion.
-Examples of how to integrate faith and work.
-Religion vs. spirituality.
-Tips for exploring your faith.
Resources and links mentioned in this episode:
-Arlene's book, You Deserve To Love Your Job is now available in paperback and Kindle. Get your copy here!
-Join the Crew - Arlene's private email group where she shares tips, resources, freebies, and more to help you love your work and enjoy your life.
-Subscribe to Arlene's Youtube channel here!
Connect with Dr. Kenneth Chapman:
-Reach out to Dr. Chapman on Linkedin.
Connect with Arlene:
-Follow her on Instagram @arlene_pace_green.
-Visit her website at www.arlenepacegreen.com
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More about Dr. Kenneth Chapman Jr.:
Kenneth M. Chapman Jr., Ph.D. currently serves as a Professor, Associate Pastor, and Education Consultant. Chapman serves on the faculty at Texas Christian University (TCU) in the M.J. Neeley School of Business where he teaches and researches the business impact of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Previously, serving at the University of Oklahoma as faculty member and Founding Director of Michael F. Price College of Business Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Chapman has experience in recruitment and retention initiatives, cross-cultural and multicultural affairs, and faculty/staff training and development. Chapman also directed outreach which engaged and developed more partnerships between the university and the community. Prior to OU, Chapman served as Assistant Dean of Student Development and Diversity at Oklahoma Baptist University. In this role, he was tasked with enhancing the campus culture and instituting a diversity plan that ensured students, faculty, and staff understood what it means to embrace a diverse world.
Chapman earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations: mass communication from the University of Central Oklahoma (2007), a master’s of education from the University of Oklahoma (2012), and a doctorate of philosophy (Ph.D.) from the University of Oklahoma (2018). Chapman’s research interests are in Christian diversity, student success, and leadership. Chapman has conducted research studies on Christianity and race, and he focuses on helping organizations embrace, employ, and engage in kingdom diversity/unity practices. Chapman currently serves as Associate Pastor at Life-Changing Faith Christian Fellowship in Frisco, Texas. Chapman has been blessed to preach at churches and conferences at the national, state, and local levels. Chapman is married to Kimberley Kierra Chapman and resides in Frisco, Texas with their children.