As we move toward the end of 2021, we are anticipating the beautiful celebrations of Advent and Christmas. It is important that the Church of Jesus Christ annually rehearses the story of our redemption in Christ Jesus as we trace the movements of God’s initiating love toward us. “From creation to covenant to slavery to exodus to sacrificial worship to prophecy and judgment to silence to incarnation of God’s self in Jesus of Nazareth to the pouring out of the Holy Spirit to the complete redemption of all things — what a story!”1
Our task at NTS is to help prepare those whom God calls to be proclaimers of this good news and joyful hope. I am thankful to God for the opportunity to be involved in this work and to become acquainted with the inspiring stories of those who are responding to God’s call. 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 we come to end of this calendar year, I would be so grateful if you would remember our Seminary as you plan your year-end giving. We’d love to send a special NTS Christmas ornament as our way of saying “thank you” when you make a year-end gift of $100 or more. If sending your gift by mail, remember to postmark it by December, 31, 2021.
We are grateful for the prayerful partnership and support of people like you who understand the importance of theological education for our pastors and leaders.
The peace of our Lord,
Dr. Jeren Rowell, President and Professor of Pastoral Ministry