MS Career Exploration 2

Course Description:

Imagine it’s 20 years from now. What career do you see yourself in? What do you imagine that you’ll be
doing? In this course, you will read pieces of Scripture that identify what God calls us to do and explore
the correlation between your calling and your career. You’ll explore a wide variety of careers and discover
what it takes to demonstrate Christlikeness in the workplace. You’ll learn more about what steps are
needed to prepare for your career, how to compare the pros and cons of different career choices to find
one that’s best for you, and how to prioritize God when searching for a job.

Biblical Worldview Summary:

This course contains at least one faith-based lesson in each unit that relates the concepts students are
learning to the biblical worldview. Each quiz, the mid-semester test, and the semester exam contains
questions related to biblical worldview. In addition, there are at least two faith-based discussions in the
course.

Biblical Worldview Objectives:

• Identify your spiritual gifts
• Point to specific places in Scripture that identify what God calls us to do
• Use proven strategies to set God-centered goals
• Describe what it means to be Christlike
• Describe ways to exhibit the characteristics of Christlikeness in the workplace
• Identify what your true motivation should be behind professional development
• Identify how God’s calling for His people should affect your life personally
• Identify one way to determine what you can do to fulfill God’s will
• Identify the correlation between your calling and your career
• Identify the relationship between faith and work
• Identify what it means to be a part of the body of Christ
• Explain what your priorities and considerations should be when searching for a job

Themes of Biblical Worldview Content:

Creation

God created His people to work (Genesis 2:15), to have joy in work (Ecclesiastes 5:19-20), and to glorify
Him in their work (Matthew 5:16; Colossians 3:23). We are called to discover and develop the potential
that God has gifted us with, in order to fulfill His commandment to “subdue the earth” (Genesis 1:28).
God intends for us to do this by combining our intellect, skill, and spiritual gifts to produce fruit, or good
works (John 15:1-8; Ephesians 2:10).

Fall

As a result of Adam and Eve’s original disobedience, human nature is thoroughly and universally marred
by sin (e.g., Genesis 3:14—4:16; Romans 1:18—3:23; 5:12–21). Work became trying and arduous. Man
came to erroneously put his faith in his own strengths and skills, which he believes he earned himself (as
opposed to them being gifts from God). Man believes he will find satisfaction in the pursuit of worldly
success, which is measured in such things as money, prestige, and reputation.

Redemption

Mankind has been commanded to work hard for kingdom purposes (Ephesians 2:10) and spiritual
formation (1 Peter 1:13-16), to take joy our work (Ecclesiastes 5:19-20), to work for the common good
(Romans 8:28-29), and to promote the gospel (Matthew 28:19). Christians should devote themselves to
pursuing excellence (Colossians 3:17), stewarding and maintaining their resources well (Matthew 25:14–
30), conducting themselves in ethical and lawful ways (Exodus 20:15, 17), giving and accepting
constructive criticism in a wise and loving manner (Colossians 3:12–14; 4:5–6), and practicing biblical
virtues in their work, such as humility, integrity, and hospitality (Philippians 2:3–8).

Recommended Prerequisites:
MS Career Exploration 1, recommended

Grade Level:
6th-8th Grade recommended

Course Types Available:
• ½ credit – 1st semester only (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
• ½ credit – 2nd semester only (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
• No placement test available
• No honors available
• No credit recovery available

Required Materials:

Common household items, and access to research materials as well as word processing and presentation
software, may be required for the completion of lab activities and/or other assignments. See course for
details.