Who We Are

Drs Gwen Dewey & Lowell Bakke

The Theology of Work Grant Program was established and funded in 2006 by the Mustard Seed Foundation and is administered by the Bakke Graduate University. Dr. Lowell Bakke and Dr. Gwen Dewey are responsible for oversight of the TOW Grant Program. You may request additional grant information (includes a bibliography of theology of work literature, website information, syllabi of previously taught courses, basic class guidelines, and information on a new doctoral level certificate in Theology of Work) by e-mailing Dr. Lowell Bakke (tow@msfdn.org) or by writing/phoning to:

Bakke Graduate University
Theology of Work Grant Program
303 18th St. NW
Puyallup, WA 98371
Phone: 703-524-5620 ext. 114​

Bakke Graduate University (BGU) is a non-denominational school which serves and is served by a large international network of urban leaders. Our mission is to strengthen ministry leaders who steward resources with and for vulnerable people and places, by means of contextual, Christian-based education innovatively delivered throughout the urban world. We believe in the affirmations declared in the Lausanne Covenant: “We believe the Gospel is God’s good news for the whole world, and we are determined by His grace to obey Christ’s commission to proclaim it to every person and to make disciples of every nation. We desire, therefore, to affirm our faith and our resolve and to make public our covenant.” Because we are a part of the ‘whole church’, we partner with various ministries, churches, leadership networks, and other seminaries and colleges that share our common vision and values as stated in the Lausanne Covenant. Our doctoral and masters students receive their education by using cities as their classroom in various major cities throughout the world, such as New York, Hong Kong and Manila. Visit our Web Site at: www.bgu.edu

The Mustard Seed Foundation (MSF) is a Christian family foundation established in 1983 under the leadership of Dennis W. Bakke and Eileen Harvey Bakke. The Foundation was created as an expression of their desire to be faithful stewards of the financial resources entrusted to them, to bring together the Christian members of their extended families into common ministry, and to advance the Kingdom of God. The Foundation provides grants to churches and Christian organizations worldwide that are engaged in Christian ministries including outreach, discipleship, and economic empowerment. The foundation also awards scholarships to Christians pursuing advanced educational degrees in preparation for leadership roles in both the Church and society. All directors and staff of the Mustard Seed Foundation are committed followers of Jesus Christ. The Foundation affirms the Lausanne Covenant as its missional commitment to the world. Mustard Seed Foundation