About the Theology of Work Seminar:

BakkeGradUniv_logoDo you want to find more meaning in your life as you bring God’s Kingdom into your daily work? The Theology of Work seminar will show you how. You will gain a holistic understanding of work, calling, life, relationships, community, influence, health, and the environment. Our speakers serve at Bakke Graduate University (BGU) where they have taught Theology of Work to faculty and leaders in colleges, seminaries, and agencies in almost 40 countries. They are here to share their passion for influencing your workplace with Christ’s perspective.  The Theology of Work Seminar is offered in Collaboration with the Mustard Seed Foundation.

Your Keynote Speakers

BAKKE_Dr_Brad_SmithDr. Brad Smith –BGU President
DMin, Bakke Graduate University, Seattle, WA
ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary
BA, Business Management, Texas A&M University

Brad Smith is the President of BGU and board member of the World Evangelical Alliance, Leader Formation International, and board chairman of vision Synergy. He served as a legislative assistant to two U.S. Senators in areas of foreign relations and agriculture and was on the founding team of the Center for Christian Leadership at Dallas Seminary in 1986, where he spent seven years developing spiritual formation and leadership programs. President Smith also was the founding pastor of Kessler Community Church in Dallas, Texas. He also served as President of Leadership Network.



Dr. Steve Coe – BGU Project Management and Theology of Work, Director of MBA Degree Program
DMin, Bakke Graduate University
MBA University of Washington
BS Ed (Technical Education – Electronics, ABET Credential), University of Idaho

Steve Coe retired from The Boeing Company in 2007, where he worked as a manufacturing engineer, engineering manager and project manager for nearly 33 years. His final assignment was Corporate Program Manager of the Boeing Technical Fellowship. Steve also served as an industry advisor to the Arizona State University International Corporate Leaders Program and Chair of the University of Washington Mechanical Engineering department Visiting Committee. Since retiring he has continued as an active member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) where he serves as a member of the SME Accreditation committee. Steve also continues to be active with ABET, Inc, where he serves as the alternate member of the ABET Board of Directors for SME. He now serves as the Director of South/Southeast Asia Relations for BGU.

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:17)

Why You Should Attend This Event:

We work for God’s glory through our various callings both outside as well as inside normal church ministry programs. Come learn how to

  • Utilize your God-given callings in the workplace
  • Provide increased ministry during the entire week, not just at church
  • Experience joy in your work




Canterbury Retreat & Conference Center


Single Occupancy $150
Double Occupancy $125
Commuter Rate $75



1-3pm             Registration / Check-in
3-5pm             Session 1
5:30pm            Reception
6:00pm            Dinner
7:00pm            Session 2
9:00pm            Closing Prayer and Reflection


7:30am            Morning Prayer
8:00am            Breakfast
9:00am            Session 3 (with breaks)
12:00 noon      Lunch
1:00pm            Session 4
3:00pm           Closing worship and reflection
4:00pm           Head for home inspired and refreshed.

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Come, Pray, Partner, Worship, Work, Join, Be Still, Learn, Grow, Serve, Share, GIve, Rest, Reflect, Renew. Something special happens when God's People gather on sacred ground!