The matter of the proper education of preachers of the gospel is worthy of our ultimate commitment.Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Seminary education provides the essential foundation for pastoral ministry. The North American Lutheran Seminary has formed and equipped you to proclaim the gospel of Christ to the people you serve. We also hope and pray that the relationships you have made here will last a lifetime, and that the NALS will continue to be a place to which you return for further education, pastoral formation, and spiritual renewal. We also hope that as an alumni ambassador of this school you lift up the NALS as a place to receive a quality, confessional, Lutheran education.
Your word and witness about your own theological education and formation are incredibly important to the future of the seminary. As you meet with people who are discerning a call to Word and sacrament ministry, ask them to consider the NALS. Also, as you set your yearly congregational budget, consider incorporating the NALS as a regular part of your annual benevolence. Or, perhaps consider setting up a scholarship fund for seminarians.
Above all, please pray for the NALS, its staff, faculty, and students. Specifically, pray that the Lord may continue to prosper this place and the education and pastoral formation that takes place here for the building up of the Church of Christ.
Thank you for your prayerful support!
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