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Do you know your work matters to God? 

God cares deeply about work because it is his idea. At Bethel Seminary, the Work with Purpose Initiative exists to help seminarians, pastors, ministry leaders, and lay Christians explore fundamental questions about faith and work:

  • How can we engage in whole-life discipleship in our workplaces?
  • What do concepts like "vocational stewardship" and "calling" really mean?
  • How do even our most menial tasks contribute to the flourishing of others?
  • What role should work play in helping us find purpose and meaning?
  • How do we dedicate our working lives in service of the gospel?

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See work through eyes of faith.

"The Work with Purpose Initiative aims to nurture biblical and theological reflection on faith, work, and economics, and to equip pastors and Christian leaders in their work of empowering the people in their churches with a vision for whole-life discipleship as the people of God."

— Justin A. Irving, Ph.D., Director