Quarterly Report, 2016 Q4
1.7 Million Readers Served Via Theology of Work Project Website in 2016
Traffic on the Theology of Work Project site has been fueled by search engine optimization, website improvements, and the addition of The High Calling to the TOW Project family. In 2016, the site server over 1.7 million readers, making it the most highly trafficked faith and work website in the world.
Workplace Christians Using TOW Project Devotionals
"YouVersion is thrilled to partner with Theology of Work Project. To date, we've seen more than 470,000 completions of their Bible plan devotionals on the Bible App. Those completions represent real people who are able to regularly explore God's Word, and ultimately incorporate their faith in the workplace..." - Kyle Smith, YouVersion Director of Marketing & Communications
The Theology of Work Project partners with YouVersion Bible App to provide devotional plans that users can complete right from their phones. Readers dig deep into what the Bible offers about topics such as How to Make the Right Decision, What Does the Bible Say About Calling?, Working Through Failure, and Ambition & Your Work. In 2016, two of TOW Project’s plans were among YouVersion’s most completed plans of the year, with over 100,000 completions each. In total, our plans were completed 323,000 times in 2016.
Partnering with Made to Flourish to Train and Resource Pastors
“The Theology of Work Commentary is really helpful because when you’re studying for a sermon, you get a lot of the same information from different commentaries. You don’t get that related to an actual life of work. That’s what the TOW Commentary can give you that’s unique.” – Trevor Lee, pastor at Trailhead Church, Littleton, Colorado
Trevor Lee is a pastor and a member of Made to Flourish, a growing network of pastors connecting faith and work. At 1,000 members, it is the largest U.S. organization of its kind for pastors. Made to Flourish licenses the Logos eBible version of the Theology of Work Bible Commentary for all of its members. The Theology of Work Project has conducted trainings at Made to Flourish’s national and regional conferences.
New and Noteworthy, 2016 Q4
Oikonomia Network Partners with TOW to Resource Seminary Staff
The Oikonomia Network is a community of theological educators and seminaries equipping pastors to help people connect their faith and work. ON has licensed the Logos eBible version of the Theology of Work Bible Commentary to distribute to 2,500 seminary faculty and students.
Churches Piloting TOW Small Group Curriculum
Four churches are piloting TOW Project small group curriculum, with requests from many more. Curriculum will be available for free on our website.
New Translations of TOW Commentary
The Korean translation of the TOW Commentary is up and running, and pilots have begun for Chinese and Italian versions.
Seminaries Adopting TOW Commentary Into Curriculum
Seminaries including Fuller, Gordon Conwell, Biola, Bethel and Seattle Pacific have adopted the Theology of Work Bible Commentary into their curricula.
TOW Project Leaders Teaching and Speaking
In 2016, TOW board members were featured speakers at events such as the Faith at Work Summit, The Gospel Coalition’s Women’s Conference, and Moody Theological Seminary’s Lectureship on Faith and Work Integration. If you are interested in having a TOW representative speak at your event, please contact us.
Numbers at a Glance, 2016 Q4
The Theology of Work Project website served over 650,000 users and received over 1,000,000 pageviews.
Theology of Work Website Unique Users, Per Quarter
We released 3 new YouVersion devotional plans: Love Your Coworkers, How to Make the Right Decision, and Created and Called: Women in the Workplace. How to Make the Right Decision was promoted as a "featured Plan" on the YouVersion app and highlighted in YouVersion's newsletter, going to 22+million English users.
YouVersion plans were completed over 167,000 times in the fourth quarter.
YouVersion Plan Completions, Per Quarter
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