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GRANTS & PROGRAMS

The Foundation seeks to equip pastors with an understanding of the intersection of faith, work, and economics and empower them to lead their congregations in its active application. In pursuit of this, several opportunities are made available to Kern Pastors in good standing. These include resources, events, and grants to churches. Resources How might pastors… Continue reading GRANTS & PROGRAMS

Redeeming Work: Denver

How different would the world be if Christians saw their jobs as a calling? LJ Live seeks to answer this question and more in their upcoming event, Redeeming Work. Part of a live series of events put on by Christianity Today and Leadership Journal, Redeeming Work will bring together over 150 leaders in vocational discipleship… Continue reading Redeeming Work: Denver

ABOUT KPN

The Kern Pastors Network is dedicated to growing the numbers and influence of pastors and churches that are actively integrating faith, work, and economics for ministry that produces human flourishing. Vocational pastoral ministry is a lifelong calling. By God’s grace, Kern Pastors will remain faithful to that calling by becoming, in increasing measure, pastors who… Continue reading ABOUT KPN

Christ the Carpenter

Being a Reformed Christian, I am committed to the centrality of the mediatory work of Christ on our behalf. Christ stands as the perfect human who liberates humanity from sin and death and restores us to  a right relationship within the Trinity. To the best of my understanding, this framework is the pivot point of… Continue reading Christ the Carpenter

KPN Resources

Kyle Bushre In 1891, Dutch theologian and statesman Abraham Kuyper opened the first Christian Social Congress with an address titled “The Social Problem and the Christian Religion,” found in his book, “The Problem of Poverty.” In his speech, Kuyper demonstrated his compassionate concern for the travails of life in generational poverty, but he…

Seminar with Joel Johnson

How can a pastor impart a biblical perspective on work that enables people to experience more satisfaction and fulfillment in their daily lives? How can a church effectively promote human flourishing throughout an entire community? Twin Cities Kern Pastors are invited to join us in a dicussion of these questions and more in a half-day… Continue reading Seminar with Joel Johnson

Ministry Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Ministry Opportunities; only registered users — Kern Pastors and Kern Scholars in their final year of seminary — may view this listing. Kern Pastors wishing to advertise ministry positions may submit brief descriptions of the positions, including qualification requirements, links to additional information, contact information, and application deadlines to… Continue reading Ministry Opportunities

KPN Staff

Fred Oaks is responsible for the development of a thriving, nationwide network of Kern Pastors expressed primarily through regional groups. He oversees the Foundation’s grant-making to churches, ensuring that project outcomes are clearly defined, measurable, and aligned with the Foundation’s mission. He also manages relationships with the Foundation’s partners in the Kern Scholars Initiative to… Continue reading KPN Staff

The Necessity of Risk

Several resources now exist that promote business as a means of alleviating poverty – “When Helping Hurts” by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, “Toxic Charity” by Robert Lupton, and Poverty Cure by the Acton Institute, to name a few. Each resource acknowledges the usefulness of both enterprise and aid in addressing issues of poverty, but… Continue reading The Necessity of Risk