From Lorne Calvert, Principal of St. Andrew’s Theological College in Saskatoon:
“Our United Church of Canada has initiated a new campaign to attract people to ordered ministry under the theme 'God’s World Needs Leaders.' As a college whose mission is to offer justice-driven education for Christian leadership, we welcome this undertaking.
“Our ministers are responsible for leading, guiding, and supporting the community of faith in the proclamation of the good news of Jesus Christ. They touch people’s lives at various points of joy, pain, celebration, and vulnerability in a variety of ways—by leading in worship, by providing pastoral care, by standing with those who suffer, and by working for justice and peace.
“With the help of St. Andrew’s alumni the college is being equipped with new technology to provide our students with the best possible options for online and distance learning. We are reaching out to establish new partnerships locally and internationally for educational opportunities. Through the work of our faculty beyond the classroom we offer cutting-edge theology and scholarship.
“We seek to be the affirming, justice-driven, and welcoming community that we are called to be. All of this we strive for because God’s world needs leaders.”
We sing thanksgiving for the commitment of United Church theological schools that our gifts for Mission & Service support!
If Mission & Service is already a regular part of your giving, thank you so much! If you have not given for Mission & Service, please join me in making Mission & Service a regular part of your life of faith. In all our Mission & Service giving, with a willing heart, we sing thanksgiving to God!