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September 2013

Make your investment go further with the Promise Challenge

Al and Mary Severson have seen the importance of equipping strong leaders for the church. They know that preparing pastors and leaders is key to developing vibrant congregations today and for future generations. Their commitment to the future church is what has driven them to be generous leadership donors to Luther Seminary for nearly a decade.

"We need strong leaders in our congregations," they say. "Without these leaders, our churches won't be able to live out their mission. Luther Seminary is vital to providing future leadership in the church."

The Seversons are ongoing supporters of Luther Seminary's Sustaining Fund, and they know their gifts help provide many crucial components of theological education at Luther, including:

  • Coursework and fellowship designed to prepare biblically grounded, Christ-centered leaders
  • Distributed learning programs that allow people across the country the opportunity to say "Yes" to God's call to ministry
  • Opportunities for students to immerse themselves in cross-cultural ministry, interfaith dialogue and global mission work
  • Scholarships that work to reduce student debt and allow graduates to serve where they are most needed

In addition, gifts to the Sustaining Fund from donors like the Seversons also keep resources like and going strong. These free online resources reach tens of thousands of church leaders across the globe, strengthening their mission to share the good news of Christ throughout the year.

Give today with the Promise Challenge!

By giving a gift to Luther today, you will make your investment go further and have an even greater impact on students and leaders who are eager to follow God's call. All gifts to the Sustaining Fund will be doubled through Nov. 30 by the Promise Challenge. Your gift will be matched 1:1 by a generous donor who is dedicated to the mission of Luther Seminary and the future of the church. Make your gift today!

Many ways to give

There are many ways you can support future church leaders through a gift to Luther Seminary. You can make your tax-deductible gift today, or consider a planned gift that will make a long-term impact on Luther Seminary and our students.

Your investment in future church leaders will have an impact on generations to come. To learn more about ways to give, we encourage you to visit the Give to Luther Seminary page on our website or contact Seminary Relations at 888-358-8437 or

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