The Work with Purpose Initiative of Bethel Seminary started in 2013. We prepare Christian leaders to encourage and equip the church to effectively engage in work because we believe that all work matters to God. 

This blog contains reflections from members of the 100,000 Hours Colloquy. Each year, Bethel Seminary hosted this reading group in St. Paul and San Diego. Seminary students, along with MBA, MASL, and PA students in St. Paul, gathered regularly to discuss books on faith, work, and economics. The name of the Colloquy reflected the fact that the average person spends at least 100,000 hours of her or his life at work. Colloquy members thought together about how to address these hours with biblical integrity and practical power.

Seminary students wrote papers synthesizing what they learned from the resources, and the winning paper from each campus received a cash prize. Here are the past Colloquy winners along with links to their complete papers:

Learn more at bethel.edu/seminary/work-with-purpose.

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