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Kern Family Foundation invests in Trinity faith-and-work initiatives

Trinity CommunicationsSeptember 21, 2018

The Kern Family Foundation has awarded Trinity International University $630,000 for ongoing work related to faith-and-work initiatives.

Trinity president David S. Dockery said the letter he received from the foundation says “the purpose of the grant is to support activities that advance an integrated vision of faith, work, and economics.”

“We are truly grateful to God for the Kern Family Foundation and for their ongoing and generous support for Trinity,” Dockery said. “We express our appreciation to Mr. Kern, to President Jim Rahn, and to the Foundation Board for their investment in the life and work of the Trinity community in this way.”

TIU is collaborating with the Oikonomia Network to develop curriculum redesign, classroom projects, and other faculty-led initiatives that further the development of a robust theology of vocational stewardship, according to a web page that explains the partnership.

Previous Kern grants to TIU resulted in establishment of the Center for Transformational Churches, which serves as a resource both to church members and to church leaders.  The center helps pastors and other church leaders understand the vital connection between faith, work and economics with their congregations.

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