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Story Magazine

First Quarter 2004

Congregations: Consider Adopting a Seminarian!

They come fresh out of college, often with thousands of dollars of school debt. They quit jobs and move their families hundreds of miles to attend seminary. They travel from distant lands, leaving their loved ones for months on end in order to answer their call. They are the future leaders of the church. They are the students of Luther Seminary.

With churchwide support declining and the reality of steadily rising tuition costs, seminarians need assistance more than ever to pay for their theological education.

Many congregations have stepped in to lend a helping hand, offering financial support for tuition, books and living expenses. But congregations can provide support even if they don't have members attending Luther Seminary. The new Adopt-a-Seminarian program matches up congregations with students, helping alleviate the financial pressures that loom large for most seminarians.

Order an Adopt-a-Seminarian information packet for your congregation today! Call 651-641-3448, or toll free 888-358-8437.