Janesville, WI. The SDB General Conference of USA and Canada has been awarded an education grant to build upon its existing work in Christian Education and Sabbath Theology. As announced by Dr. Lowell Bakke of the Mustard Seed Foundation, “It is with great joy that we share with you the good news that Seventh Day Baptist General Conference has been awarded a first year Theology of Work grant.”
The grant provides funding for education initiatives that examine the intersection of Sabbath Theology and Theology of Work. The collaboration between the Mustard Seed Foundation and the SDB General Conference is recognition of contributions that Seventh Day Baptists have been making into the praxis of living out their faith with a weekly rhythm of work and Sabbath.
As stated by SDB Director of Education and History, Nick Kersten, “I am glad for the partnership, and the opportunity to pursue our mutual interests with the Mustard Seed Foundation.” Ultimately, the grant moves Seventh Day Baptists forward in developing and communicating a robust Sabbath Theology and Theology of Work.
The Mustard Seed Foundation was established in 1983 to advance the kingdom of God through prioritizing grants that leverage churches in their missional work of outreach, discipleship, and economic empowerment. The Foundation is a Christian family foundation established on biblical principles. The SDB General Conference of USA and Canada consists of evangelical Baptists who hold to keeping the seventh day Sabbath of the Bible as sacred time. From their ﬁrst church in America, founded in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1671, until today, Seventh Day Baptists have been a Christ-centered, Bible believing people with traditional family values.