Dear MTS Community,
We are seeing more and more interest in nontraditional and bivocational ministry. Some of our alums minister as chaplains at hospitals, in correctional facilities, or in the military. Other MTS alums lead nonprofits. Some pastor in a traditional church context while also running an organization.
To help support students and alums pursuing chaplaincy, we are entering into a partnership with the Center for Chaplaincy Studies that will supplement MTS’ current course offerings and academic programs with additional courses, expert faculty, professional advising, and networking opportunities. I’m pleased to announce that the Assisi Foundation of Memphis has awarded us with a $275,000 grant to support this partnership. The grant will be paid over the course of four years and is contingent upon MTS raising an additional $225,000 over the same four-year period to fully fund the program.
One Cumberland Presbyterian couple was so inspired by this work that they have offered to match up to $70,000 for all donations recorded before our fiscal year ends on July 31st. We are grateful to God for this blessing, and we hope you might prayerfully consider a gift toward our matching pledge of $70,000 before July 31st. Your donation will be doubled, and if we reach our goal, you will be part of a $140,000 total contribution that will help us continue to form leaders for the Church and the world!
With deepest gratitude for your partnership and prayerful blessings to you and your loved ones,
Rev. Dr. Jody Hill