Faith and Work
New Relationship with the Theology of Work Project to Benefit King's Students
The King's College is delighted to announce that it has become a partner of the Theology of Work Project.
The Theology of Work Project is an international organization that aims to "help people explore what the Bible and the Christian faith can contribute to ordinary work" by researching every book of the Bible and asking the question: "What does this say about work?"
Through its website, the Project provides a myriad of resources, including articles on faith and work and a highly indexed database that allows users to see what the Bible has to say about such things as "calling," "success," "conflict at work," and "truth and deception."
The King's College chairman Andy Mills is the co-chair of the Theology of Work Project alongside Haddon Robinson, the former president of Denver Seminary and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. "Most Christians today do not understand God’s theology of work, and as such have no vision for what God wants to do with us and through us in the workplace," Mills says. The Project encourages people to embrace and incorporate God as “part of that Monday through Friday experience," and therefore live a whole Christian life.
The new relationship will allow King’s to be involved in Theology of Work activities and conferences. Mills and King’s president Gregory Alan Thornbury are also starting to think about how to bring the theology of work principles into the college more systematically through teaching, spiritual development groups, and Bible studies.
Incorporating a theology of work into the King’s experience will ensure that the college isn’t just a place where students learn great ideas, but also a place where they start to learn about "the calling God has for them and clear Biblical principles relating to work and leadership," Mills says. Incorporating a theology of work into the King’s education will be just "another string in the bow of what makes King’s a great education."
Mills says that he thinks "there’s a great synergy between The King’s College and the Theology of Work Project," because both organizations "think Scripture has something to say about how we live our lives today" and want to enable people to live "fruitful and productive lives."
President Thornbury agrees. "The experience for many Christians in church is that we spend comparatively little time talking about the thing that takes up about 90 percent of our day to day life: our work, callings, and careers," he says. "The Theology of Work Project seeks to bridge the gap between academic preparation and the realities of how faith plays itself out in the marketplace. Because the mission of The King's College is to prepare leaders for strategic public and private institutions, we, of all institutions, have purchase in connecting the dots."
This new partnership empowers King’s students to use their unique gifts to the glory of God and to do so with excellence.
In the heart of New York City, The King's College is an accredited, Christian liberal arts college. Through the truths of Christianity and great works in politics, philosophy, and economics, we are educating the next generation of leaders for America and the world.
For more information about The King's College please contact:
Chad G. Abbott