E-lert - January 2014

Donors make a big impact

We give thanks for the nearly 7,000 donors who made a gift to Luther Seminary this past fiscal year. Each year, gifts to Luther Seminary help prepare current and future church leaders with education and resources that are vital in their ongoing ministries. Here are just a few of the ways generous donors make a big difference:

  • This fall we welcomed 696 new and returning students across all degree programs.
  • Luther has 58 international students from 23 countries.
  • We sent out 132 new graduates to serve around the world.
  • 85 percent of all incoming students received merit-based scholarships.
  • Lifelong learning programs grew by nearly 600 participants.
  • KAIROS and Lay School continued to grow as many people joined by webcast.
  • The 2013 Festival of Homiletics hosted nearly 1,800 preachers and pastors, up 33 percent over 2012.
  • In 2013, WorkingPreacher.org topped 2 million visits (compared to 1.5 million visits for 2012).

Thank you for your support.
In these ways, and many more, gifts make it possible for Luther to prepare and support pastors and church leaders. By investing in the mission of Luther Seminary, you support the church in myriad ways. Your ongoing gifts continue to impact the church.

As you plan for 2014, please take a moment to consider how you can support Luther Seminary's mission through current and/or planned giving. Contact a member of our Seminary Relations staff today to learn more. Email semrel@luthersem.edu or call 888-358-8437.

Please consider supporting Luther Seminary's mission by making a gift today. Learn more at www.luthersem.edu/giving.