Janesville, WI. The SDB General Conference of USA and Canada has been awarded a third round of grant funding by the Mustard Seed Foundation. In 2021, the SDB General Conference received the only grant given by the Mustard Seed Foundation for an initiative in the United States and Canada. Thanks to the contributions generated by the 2021 grant, the SDB General Conference was invited to participate in the next round of grant funding.
The 2022 grant awarded by the Mustard Seed Foundation is a larger, more comprehensive grant to further 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.