By Tim McPherson, Dean for Advancement
“What do you need?” That is a question often asked of family and friends as a part of the Christmas giving tradition. Oft’ times the answer is, “Oh, I don’t really need anything.” Such an answer, however honest it may be, rarely prevents loved ones from giving. Such is love. Though humankind may not have known their desperate need, God gave his only begotten son. Such is the Gospel.
This season, consider a meaningful gift to Nazarene Theological Seminary “to prepare faithful and effective ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” It’s a gift that reaches family, friends and beyond to impact the world in which we live. The Seminary relies upon your support during this season of generosity to help fund its mission year ‘round. Quite frankly, as the calendar year concludes, NTS needs your gifts—both large and small.
HERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT WAYS YOU CAN GIVE:
Cyber Monday, November 28
Our CPL membership subscription will be specially priced for gifting to your favorite pastor or church leader. Stay tuned for more details! https://cpl.nts.edu/
Giving Tuesday, November 29
Please join NTS on Giving Tuesday. There are many ways to support NTS: http://www.nts.edu/support-nts/
End of Year Gifts, before December 31
Gifts to NTS are tax deductible! FYI: Donors over the age of 70.5 may now plan each year to make transfers directly from an IRA to a charity (In December 2015 the Path Act made the IRA rollover permanent!)
The Seminarian Offering, January 29
Preparations have already begun for this essential offering to be taken on Sunday, January 29, 2017. If each church would tell the story of NTS and take an offering that amounts to at least $1 per church member or attender (whichever is larger), it would dramatically increase the support of NTS. Every dollar invested provides tuition assistance, teacher salaries, multicultural programs, continuing education, library books, technological services, student housing, building improvements and much more! Be watching the mail for instructions and posters. Click here for more information and resources: http://www.nts.edu/seminarian-offering.
We give thanks for the faithful and generous friends of NTS.