CTSFW Invites You to Join “The Logos Project”
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—It’s a wonderful week to be at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne. Spring is in the air, vicars have been placed, interns assigned and candidates called. It’s a time of celebration all around.
Even as we celebrate, we are mindful that we still need more servants for the Church. This year, between the two seminaries, we had 61 calls that went unfilled. That’s 61 vacant pulpits, 61 flocks without shepherds, 61 harvest fields that need laborers. We need to do more. We need to make it easier for students to serve in Christ’s Church without reducing our commitment to the traditional confessional theology we’ve inherited from our fathers.
A new seminary student faces the cost of moving, setting up a household, paying for utilities and deposits and paying tuition for his Greek course. It’s a lot of stress, a lot of time and a lot of money. Imagine, then, the sticker shock that comes with realizing the textbooks for Greek total over $300 on top of the other expenses! Seminary students are struggling to afford to learn the Word of God in its original language. It’s hard to imagine, but it happens more often than we’d like. We can do better.
One step along that path comes from what we’re announcing today: The Logos Project, which will run through the close of the academic year, May 19. Our goal is to raise the funds to provide each of our new pastoral ministry students with the resources they need to begin their study. For most of them, this starts with providing their Greek textbooks. It is our hope that this project will be a tangible reminder of the support and love God’s people have for their pastors and for His Word. With your help we can provide the most important thing our future pastors need to begin their journey: the Word of God.
To learn more or to join us in providing for our future pastors, visit us at http://generosity.ctsfw.edu.