Through the support of our generous donors, we raised enough funds to be able to offer all (as in ALL) qualified M.A. and M.Div., newly admitted students a scholarship covering 100% of tuition.
Introducing the Jubilee Scholarship — a reference to the biblical season of forgiveness of debts.
It’s no secret that the world and church are changing rapidly. Being a Christian public leader is no longer as simple as graduating with an M.Div. or an M.A. degree from seminary and taking a job at one of the thousands of thriving churches in neighborhoods across the country.
Times have changed. Being a pastor, mission developer, or theologian means being nimble. Creative. Innovative. Responsive to the needs of the church and world as they are now, not as they were 50 years ago.
It’s actually an extremely exciting time to be going into ministry. The Holy Spirit is leading those called to Christian public leadership into whole new ways of living and serving.
But here’s the catch: it’s hard to do any of this with student debt.
When you graduate from seminary, you shouldn’t be constrained in the kind of roles you can take on because you carry a mountain of debt. You should be free to focus your full time and attention on ministry in whatever context you are called to serve.
Here at Luther, we’ve been thinking a lot about that. And we’ve decided to do something about it.