We exist to serve the body of Christ, and our students are here preparing to devote their lives to that same mission. When they finish their studies, they’ll go into the world equipped with God’s Word and the knowledge they have gained to strengthen and serve His body, the Church.
However, when these future church workers move their families to begin their seminary studies, they leave behind family and friends, as well as their financial security. Many end up borrowing and incur debt as they pursue the vocation of pastor or deaconess.
By participating in the CTSFW Student Adoption Program you will gain first-hand awareness of the realities and struggles of our students as they seek to serve our Lord faithfully. Alongside that, you’ll be helping to offset some part of their expenses, enabling them to focus more fully on the studies to which God has called them. Through your interaction with students who are dedicating their life to serving the Lord, you will have the opportunity to share in the joys and occasional sorrows. Your support will encourage and sustain them throughout their seminary journey.
I am so thankful that Trinity Lutheran Church in Peoria, Ill., was able to adopt me. My wife has always been a stay-at-home mother, so the financial assistance greatly relieves our financial burden. What an awesome blessing the student adoption program really is!