What is Life Lessons Over Lunch?
Life Lessons Over Lunch is a marketplace initiative where participants meet on a regular basis to view a DVD message over lunch. Life Lessons provides a unique opportunity for participants to enter an environment in the workplace where they can consider relevant insights around personal and professional challenges. It is volunteer-driven, non-denominational, and open to everybody.
The objective of Life Lessons is to create a non-threatening, non-denominational environment that values people and affords them an opportunity to pause and decompress while hearing about relevant biblical principles. Life Lessons exists to promote spiritual growth in the lives of participants; it’s a safe environment to consider issues of faith. Life Lessons groups currently operate in more than 125 different organizations around the country and even overseas.
The guiding principles of Life Lessons Over Lunch are:
- Positive Focus: Does not disparage any other religion or spiritual belief.
- Employee-Owned: Activities are conducted during non-company time (i.e., the lunch hour) at no incremental cost to the company.
- Everyone Welcome: Non-denominational and anyone can attend.
- Self-Sustaining: No costs to any church or religions organization beyond Life Lessons Over Lunch.
- Volunteer-Driven: Totally voluntary attendance; directed by volunteers; executed by volunteers.
Why should my organization consider Life Lessons?
While Life Lessons Over Lunch is a voluntary employee initiative, it’s not a random request for an affinity group or loosely-defined, faith-based initiative. Life Lessons is a branded initiative that has a proven track record of producing positive employee morale. Over 125 organizations have affirmed employees in launching the Life Lessons initiative. While other faith-based employee initiatives could be brought forward, we believe that Life Lessons can set the benchmark for taking the right approach.
Life Lessons promotes diversity and inclusion through a non-denominational, non-threatening approach. Also, organizations have the opportunity to respect religious affiliation and support their diversity and inclusion policies through affirming employees that desire to launch the initiative.
The core values of Life Lessons align with those of organizations that desire to create a healthy corporate culture—a corporate culture where all employees are respected, integrity is put first and quality job performance is valued.
In the current economic climate, job-related stress is high and employee morale is low. Faced with the reality of a challenging job market, employees often feel like commodities rather than valued members of the organization. Life Lessons presents a cost-free opportunity for forward-thinking organizations to invest in the whole person and communicate value to their employees.