Adrianne Watson, Workplace Missionary

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Bio

  • Minister Adrianne Watson, ThM.
  • Theology of Masters, Dallas Theological Seminary in Systematic & Historical Theology
  • Author of three books, and currently working on a 4th one- Broken Crayons Still Color, Soul Talk, God’s Intentional Plans for your Purpose and working on Westernized Evangelical Christianity (to be released 2021).
  • Founder of Royalty Ministries www.royaltyministry.org which ministers to homeless women and single mothers.
  • Creator of The Bubbl Co- an all-natural soap company to provide quality soaps for homeless women and single mothers.
  • Founder of The Silence is Deafening Christian women’s activism group
  • Married to Pastor Arthur L. Watson Jr.
  • Leader of all life group leaders at Chase Oaks Church in Plano, TX.
  • Works full-time for RightNow Media Ministries.

What are some job titles you’ve held?

  • CEO & President of Royalty Ministries
  • CEO The Bubbl Co
  • Director of Christian Education
  • Director of Communications
  • Workplace Solutions Officer
  • Sr Account Manager
  • Head Middle School Track Coach
  • Head Middle School Cross Country Coach
  • General Manager in Training
  • Member Services Department Head
  • Personal Training Department Head
  • Personal Training Assistant Department Head

What industries have you worked in?

  • Health & Fitness Management
  • Non-profit Ministry
  • Financial Services
  • Christian Organizations
  • Education & Athletics
  • Entrepreneurship

How old were you when you were baptized?

Between the age of 12 or 13

How did a failure set you up to have success being a missionary at work?

Going through a divorce and losing everything all at once was the hardest time of my life. During that time I not only lost my marriage but I lost my home and I had to move away from my church to find employment and a place to live. To make matters worse, my close friend and my dad passed away within months of my divorce and losing my home. Those difficulties only made me more determined to do the work of the Lord and grow in my relationship with Him. The pain and struggles that I endured have allowed me to be able to minister to so many hurting women who are facing eviction, homelessness, divorce, or have experienced abuse and loss of employment or even loss of hope.

What’s a Bible verse that you want to share with your fellow workplace missionaries? Why?

There are several verses that have gotten me through the difficult times:

Philippians 4:6-7 “Be anxious for nothing, but with prayer, petition, and with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” This verse has helped me through the stressful times.

Phillippians 4:11 “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.” This verse helped me when I lost my home, my church, my job, my father and my marriage.

Psalm 139:14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” This verse reminded me who I am in Christ when I’m feeling less than enough.

Philippians 4:19 “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” This verse has been a great reminder during financial difficulty.

If you could tell the CEOs of the biggest companies in the world one sentence about Jesus, what would it be?

That Christ died so that we could have eternal life in him today and not die in our sins. Jesus loves them so much that he gave his life for them, and all they need to do is accept him today.

What’s the best spiritual investment you’ve made?

The best spiritual investment I made was going to both Ashland Theological Seminary and Dallas Theological Seminary.

What seed planting tip would you share with your fellow workplace missionaries?

Planting seeds is easier by building relationships, building trust and modeling the life of Christ in front of those around you. They will come to you when they are in need, when they are hurting or need words of encouragement. It is in those times that you can plant and water seeds in the hearts of men and women.

What would you tell young Christians who are entering the workforce for the first time?

When you enter into the workplace, befriend your co-workers. Find out what they like, and don’t like. Get to know them personally so that it makes them feel like you care about what’s going on in their life. Find ways to encourage them and give compliments to them so that it is easy for you to have conversations and build trust.

When you find yourself focusing on worldly things, what do you do to refocus on following Jesus?

I listen to Gospel music, listen to the Bible app and listen to chapters in the Bible, but most often I go sit in my garden, that is when I feel the closest to God, while I’m looking at my flowers, or pruning my vegetables.