Theology of Work

In 2019 we awarded 44 Theology of Work (TOW) grants totaling $233,175 to seminaries and ministries worldwide. These grants enabled the training of a total of 7,192 seminarians, clergy and lay leaders in the theory, principles and practices associated with cultivating a strong theology of work that brings the same sense of calling to one's work in the world as one's work within the Church.

The Theology of Work grant program was established in 2007. The aim of this special grant initiative is to enable theological institutions and training organizations worldwide to instruct seminarians, pastors, and educators in a biblical basis of a theology of work. It is our desire to see those trained through our grants begin teaching and modeling this theological concept in their own churches and ministries. This theological understanding empowers lay people to infuse their Christian faith in the institutions, structures, and industries in which they work throughout the week.

TOW grants are awarded to theological institutions; both formal and non-formal, to create and offer courses that teach students a theology of work. The institutions are encouraged to integrate this theology into their core curriculum to continue to teach the course after the grant-funded classes are completed.

Access to the grant program is made possible through the International Theology of Work Grant website (, including resources that can be downloaded.

2019 Theology of Work Grant Recipients

Act Bible School
Nairobi, KENYA

African International University
Nairobi, KENYA

Agape Development Initiatives

Arabic Nazarene Bible College
Sin El-Fill, LEBANON

Asia Biblical Theology Seminary
Chaing Mai, THAILAND

Baptist College of Theology
Igede Ekiti, NIGERIA

Baptist College of Theology

Buipa-Builder's Path Africa
Accra, GHANA

Center for Transformational Leadership

Hope for All Men
Alexandria, EGYPT

Integrated Theological Education Centre
Kilombero, TANZANIA

Integrity for Excellence Ministries
Nairobi, KENYA

International Center for Peace and Reconciliation

iServe Africa
Nairobi, KENYA


Matthew 28 Ministries
North Billerica, MA, USA (KOREA)

Mission Praise Music Ministry
Adental, GHANA

Mission Shalom School of Ministry

Centre for Urban Mission
Nairobi, KENYA

College of Christian Theology

Daystar University
Nairobi, KENYA

Eastern Uganda Baptist Association
Bugiri, UGANDA

Evangelicals in Development Association
Osu, Accra, GHANA

Ezra Rural Ministry Bible School
Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA

Georgia Global Connections

Hesabika Trust
Nairobi, KENYA

Morogoro Bible College
Morogoro, TANZANIA

Nations Outreach Ministries

New Life Giving Theological College
Lusaka, ZAMBIA

Pan Africa Christian University
Nairobi, KENYA

Precious Grace Theological Seminary
Offinsu-Kumasi, GHANA

Sonya Undugu Initiative Foundation
Nairobi, KENYA

The School of Theology of Work
Accra, GHANA

Vision Bible College
Soroti, UGANDA

Women Development Ministry
Accra, GHANA

Missions Purse
Kanda-Accra, GHANA