Share Your Story With Us on #GivingTuesday
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—Pastors are the tireless shepherds of God’s people, and we don’t know what we’d do without them. They’re the hands that baptize the newborn child in water and Word, the wise counsel to the growing confirmand, the quiet voice at the hospital bedside and the last one standing beside our loved one’s grave. Week in and week out our pastors labor to bring us God’s Word, to give us Christ’s body and blood, and to ensure that we are cared for in so many ways. We are blessed with faithful shepherds who teach, reach and care for us.
Supporting them are the deaconesses, servants of mercy who care for the needs of God’s people. Their selfless dedication to being the hands of Christ reveals His mercy to the world around them in everything they do.
On Giving Tuesday, November 29, Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, is asking you to give us the opportunity to share your stories of how your pastor or deaconess faithfully serves you and your congregation. In addition to sharing their stories, God’s people will be given an opportunity to give a gift in honor of their pastor or deaconess. These gifts go directly to student financial aid, helping prepare future pastors and deaconesses to serve God’s people around the world.
Please take a moment today to email us at TeachReachCare@ctsfw.edu with your story of how your pastor teaches, reaches and cares for you. If your congregation is served by a deaconess, we’d love to hear how she serves through acts of mercy. Send us photos if you have them, and we will share those with your stories on the CTSFW website at www.ctsfw.edu/TeachReachCare on Giving Tuesday, November 29. If you’d like to share your comments in a video, put it online (via Dropbox or a similar service) and we’ll post those on the website, too.
Our mission at CTSFW is to form servants in Jesus Christ who teach the faithful, reach the lost and care for all. Each day your future pastors and deaconesses are being formed in the classroom, during worship and in field work. This can only take place with your continued prayers and gifts. Giving Tuesday is a great time to give online at www.ctsfw.edu/TeachReachCare or by phoning 877.287.4338. Watch the CTSFW Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ctsfw, for updates throughout the day.