This semester's Christian Ministries Scholarships have been awarded for four individuals pursuing theological education. Read about their programs of study and their messages of appreciation below.
Linda James is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree from Phillips Theological Seminary.
I am so grateful to Christian Ministries Scholarship Fund f or granting me the scholarship to relieve the financial burden of my D Min work this year. I am so humbled to be chosen for this help and you faith in my dream to complete this degree. I believe this degree is a very important component to answering God's call to ministry.
Matthew Limback is pursuing a Master of Arts at Phillips Theological Seminary.
I cannot begin to express my gratitude to the Disciples Women of Mid-America and the Christian Ministries Scholarship Fund for their generous support during my seminary career. As I approach the last two semesters of my time at Phillips Theological Seminary, it is humbling to realize all of those who have given so that I could not only attend seminary but do so without substantial debt. Disciples have long valued education and have seen it as a tool to both understand scripture and follow the path of Christ. Through this scholarship as well as many others, I am able to not only seek ordination but continue to serve in rural Missouri where I feel so called. I am proud to be part of a “movement for wholeness in a fragmented world” and truly blessed to be a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ in Mid-America).
Heather Patten is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at Lexington Theological Seminary.
I am so grateful for the assistance the CMSF is providing toward my theological education. Thank you very much.
Geoffrey Weinman is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at Phillips Theological Seminary.
I want to give my utmost appreciation to the CMSF for their support of me for the last three years. The journey to be a seminary educated person is not an easy one, but with the help of CMSF that burden has been lighter. The love and care that is shown by supporting future ministers of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is one that can often go unnoticed by those who are not completely in the know, but it is a great help for the greater church. As I wrap my seminary education I can honestly say the support I have received and felt from the CMSF has carried me, allowed me to flourish and to realize my call of being an active participant in God’s creation.
Learn more about the Christian Ministries Scholarship Fund and how to support it here.