Greetings in the name of our coming Lord Jesus Christ.
To note that Jesus is coming is to remember at least two things. First, we are entering the season in the Christian year when we remember again the Advent of the One called “Emmanuel” which means, “God is with us” (Matt. 1:23, NRSV). We also remember our constant confession that “he will come to judge the living and the dead” (Apostles’ Creed). We anticipate the Second Advent of our Lord.
As I am completing my first year here at Nazarene Theological Seminary, we are rejoicing in God’s blessing and provision. I have two core and constant prayers. First, that God will continue to call women and men to give their lives in service to the gospel. Second, that God will provide the resources required to help these called out ones prepare for a lifetime of faithful and effective ministry. Week after week I am witnessing the answer to these prayers that I know are shared by many of you. Recently, NTS student Kristi Seaton shared her powerful testimony with the Board of Trustees; I’m sure you will be inspired upon reading Kristi’s story at www.nts.edu/kristi.
NTS exists in service to the Church. This is why we are so deeply grateful for the prayerful partnership and support of people like you who understand the importance of theological education for our pastors and leaders. As December 31, 2018 approaches, will you prayerfully consider making a special, tax-deductible “End-of-the-Year” gift to NTS? You can give at www.nts.edu/give or by check, IRA transfer, stock transfer and more. Our Advancement Department is ready to assist at 816-268-5430.
Thank you for your support. It means so much—to our students, faculty, churches and communities everywhere—as the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ brings hope to this world.
The peace of our Lord,
Rev. Jeren Rowell, Ed. D.