Theology of Work

In 2021 we awarded 40 Theology of Work (TOW) grants totaling $265,176 to seminaries and ministries in 16 countries. These grants enabled the training of a total of 10,242 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.

Theology of Work: 2021 Grant Recipients

Act Bible School
Nairobi, KENYA

Action Regionale de Development Integre
Bujumbura, BURUNDI

Angaza Charity Foundation
Kapsabet, KENYA

Asempa College of Leadership
Kotobabi-Accra, GHANA

Asempa College of Leadership
Kotobabi-Accra, GHANA

Baptist College of Theology
Igede Ekiti, NIGERIA

Baptist College of Theology

Bishop Tucker School of Divinity and Theology
Mukono, UGANDA

Brilliance Family Seminaries

Buipa-Builder's Path Africa
Accra, GHANA

Center for Pastoral Training and Missions
Tamale, GHANA

Center for Transformational Leadership

Center for Urban Mission
Nairobi, KENYA

Champions Theological Institute
Berekum-Sunyani, GHANA

Christian Integrated Ministers Health Initiatives
Kampala, UGANDA

Eastern Uganda Baptist Association
Bugiri, UGANDA

Ebenezer Association-Kaberamaido
Kaberamaido, UGANDA

Empower a Child Tanzania
Morogoro, TANZANIA

Episcopal Church of South Sudan Diocese of Yambio

Georgia Global Connections
Tbilisi, GEORGIA

Georgia Global Connections
Tbilisi, GEORGIA

Grace Waves International
Accra, GHANA

International Centre for Peace and Reconciliation

International Centre for Peace and Reconciliation

Maasai Mara University
Narok, KENYA

Mennonite Theological College of Eastern Africa

Missions Purse
Kanda-Accra, GHANA

Nations Outreach Ministries

New Life Giving Theological College
Lusaka, ZAMBIA

Peace Bible School
Accra, GHANA

Radiant Path Network
Navrongo, GHANA

Seventh Day Baptist General Conference
Janesville, WI

Sonya Undugu Initiative Foundation
Nairobi, KENYA

Square Ministries Africa
Kampala, UGANDA

St. John's University of Tanzania

TOW Ministry Group
Accra, GHANA

Wesleyan Church of Sierra Leone

Women Development Ministry
Accra, GHANA

Word of Life Mission
Nairobi, KENYA

TOW Website Development