Dr. J.P. Mosley, Jr., Academic Dean
Every year, I am reminded of how much I have to be thankful for. As the holiday season begins in America, many look forward to celebrating Halloween and some make time to commemorate the nailing of the 95 Theses onto the church doors of Wittenburg by Martin Luther, arguably starting the Reformation on October 31, 1517. One could also find celebrations called Harvest Home, Mission Fest, and even Reformation Day. Then, there are the preparations for Thanksgiving and the Advent Season celebrating our Lord’s incarnation and birth.
If we think about the harvest, mission of the church, and the necessity for continued reformation, we find much to be thankful for today. The one thing I continuously think of every year is the fact that the church continues as God promised. God has sustained us. Just think about that for a moment. God has kept His church for another year, one more year, one more successful harvest, and one more opportunity to hear the gospel call in our lives.
Please take some time to count all the things you can be thankful for during this holiday season.
KEEPING OUR STUDENTS IN YOUR PRAYERS – FALL 2023
The seminary training at Heidelberg for this semester is halfway done. Our first-year students are beginning to realize what they signed up for is not going to be easy. Our second-year students are getting to know their second biblical language plus even more theology. Then, there are our third-year students who have finished two years of language studies and now find themselves taking weekly vocabulary quizzes and learning more of theology, history, and how to apply all of this to the life of the church as they are actively serving in churches. Finally, the fourth years are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. As graduation is just around the corner, the goal of full-time pastoral ministry is ever before them.
With all of this in mind, here are some prayer concerns I would encourage you to raise for our students