Purpose of this Assignment The purpose of the Christian Worldview Capstone Paper is to have all the students express how they intend to apply the Christian Worldview and the practice of the academic major to five areas of life: Vocation, Academic Major, and Career Church Membership Singleness, Marriage, & Family Community Service & Citizenship Stewardship Preparation for the Assignment To prepare for this assignment, students should first read God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life by Gene Edward Veith, Jr. Parameters of this Assignment The Christian Worldview Capstone Paper is to be eight full pages in length, in APA format, with a minimum of five cited scholarly references from the Belhaven Virtual Library or one of the textbooks (no more than 2 references can come from a textbook). Be sure to include the appropriate cover page and reference page in addition to the eight pages, following APA style. When completed upload the assignment into Canvas. The assignment will be assessed according to the Worldview Paper Rubric. To prepare to write this paper, we recommend that the student first read God at Work, take the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment (from BUS280), and take the free assessment at www.16personalities.com. Reflect on what you discover in each and be prepared to integrate your discoveries, as well as the Christian Worldview, into each of the following areas: The suggested format of your paper is as follows: Introduction – Thoroughly introduce your entire paper. Vocation, Academic Major, and Career Reflect upon the 16personalities explanation of your potential careers and workplace habits, and strengths & weakness, as well as your StrengthsFinder results, if competed in a previous course. Taking into account your current or prospective workplace responsibilities, and your strengths and personality characteristics, seek to develop a plan to best maximize your strengths and minimize your weaknesses. Address the question of whether God has called and equipped you for your current work or for work under consideration, or whether you might better fit somewhere else. Think about how the Christian Worldview impacts your academic major, your workplace and your response to various ethical questions that may arise in that setting. How will you integrate the Christian Worldview as you practice in your academic field of specialization throughout your career? How will your practice of your major change in light of your Christian Worldview? Provide specific examples. State your perspective on this area and provide a summary or paraphrase or quote from a scholarly source that backs up your perspective or provides a counterpoint to it. Reinforce your perspective with any Scriptural references you think appropriate. Wrap up this section with a summary paragraph. Church Membership Focus on how important church membership is to you personally and how important it is in the Christian Worldview. How do you describe the health of the church you attend? How has the church aided in developing you spiritually and reinforcing your relationship with Jesus Christ? State your perspective on this area and provide a summary or paraphrase or quote from a scholarly source that backs up your perspective or provides a counterpoint to it. Reinforce your perspective with any Scriptural references you think appropriate. Wrap up this section with a summary paragraph. Singleness, Marriage, & Family Reflect on the 16personalities explanation or your personality in romantic relationships and parenting situations. What is your personal view in light of the Christian worldview on singleness, marriage, and family? Describe your position. State your perspective on this area and provide a summary or paraphrase or quote from a scholarly source that backs up your perspective or provides a counterpoint to it. Reinforce your perspective with any Scriptural references you think appropriate. Wrap up this section with a summary paragraph. Community Service & Citizenship Reflect on the 16personalities overall explanation of your personality and how your personality relates to friendships. Describe your duty as a citizen of your nation. Describe your commitment to community service and to being an agent of cultural transformation. How does your Christian Worldview impact your response in both areas? State your perspective on this area and provide a summary or paraphrase or quote from a scholarly source that backs up your perspective or provides a counterpoint to it. Reinforce your perspective with any Scriptural references you think appropriate. Wrap up this section with a summary paragraph. Stewardship How does the Christian Worldview inform the stewardship of your time? Of your talent? Of your treasure? Of your testimony? How does stewardship provide an accounting for every aspect of life (vocation)?

The purpose of the Christian Worldview Capstone Paper is to have all the students express how they intend to apply the Christian Worldview and the practice of the academic major to five areas of life:

Vocation, Academic Major, and Career
Church Membership
Singleness, Marriage, & Family
Community Service & Citizenship
Stewardship

Preparation for the Assignment

To prepare for this assignment, students should first read God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life by Gene Edward Veith, Jr.

Parameters of this Assignment

Introduction – Thoroughly introduce your entire paper.
Vocation, Academic Major, and Career
Reflect upon the 16personalities explanation of your potential careers and workplace habits, and strengths & weakness, as well as your StrengthsFinder results, if competed in a previous course.
Taking into account your current or prospective workplace responsibilities, and your strengths and personality characteristics, seek to develop a plan to best maximize your strengths and minimize your weaknesses. Address the question of whether God has called and equipped you for your current work or for work under consideration, or whether you might better fit somewhere else.
Think about how the Christian Worldview impacts your academic major, your workplace and your response to various ethical questions that may arise in that setting. How will you integrate the Christian Worldview as you practice in your academic field of specialization throughout your career? How will your practice of your major change in light of your Christian Worldview? Provide specific examples.
State your perspective on this area and provide a summary or paraphrase or quote from a scholarly source that backs up your perspective or provides a counterpoint to it. Reinforce your perspective with any Scriptural references you think appropriate. Wrap up this section with a summary paragraph.
Church Membership
Focus on how important church membership is to you personally and how important it is in the Christian Worldview.
How do you describe the health of the church you attend?
How has the church aided in developing you spiritually and reinforcing your relationship with Jesus Christ?
State your perspective on this area and provide a summary or paraphrase or quote from a scholarly source that backs up your perspective or provides a counterpoint to it. Reinforce your perspective with any Scriptural references you think appropriate. Wrap up this section with a summary paragraph.
Singleness, Marriage, & Family
Reflect on the 16personalities explanation or your personality in romantic relationships and parenting situations.
What is your personal view in light of the Christian worldview on singleness, marriage, and family? Describe your position.
State your perspective on this area and provide a summary or paraphrase or quote from a scholarly source that backs up your perspective or provides a counterpoint to it. Reinforce your perspective with any Scriptural references you think appropriate. Wrap up this section with a summary paragraph.
Community Service & Citizenship
Reflect on the 16personalities overall explanation of your personality and how your personality relates to friendships.
Describe your duty as a citizen of your nation. Describe your commitment to community service and to being an agent of cultural transformation. How does your Christian Worldview impact your response in both areas?
State your perspective on this area and provide a summary or paraphrase or quote from a scholarly source that backs up your perspective or provides a counterpoint to it. Reinforce your perspective with any Scriptural references you think appropriate. Wrap up this section with a summary paragraph.
Stewardship
How does the Christian Worldview inform the stewardship of your time? Of your talent? Of your treasure? Of your testimony?
How does stewardship provide an accounting for every aspect of life (vocation)?
State your perspective on this area and provide a summary or paraphrase or quote from a scholarly source that backs up your perspective or provides a counterpoint to it. Reinforce your perspective with any Scriptural references you think appropriate. Wrap up this section with a summary paragraph.
Conclusion – Thoroughly wrap up your entire paper.