Raising Up Servant Leaders: 2011 Thanksgiving Offering
Disciples Seminary Foundation sponsored four students who traveled to Haiti in solidarity with our Global Ministries Church Partner CONASPEH. Jerri Handy, Lizzy Beach, Sharon Mann, and Lindsay Million were the first Disciples/UCC team to provide crisis relief for the earthquake-stricken country. In reflecting on the trip, DSF student Jerri Handy said, “I am so thankful to belong to a great Church who understands the need to respond with physical presence in times like these.”
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Danielle Cox, a student at Lynchburg College, spent two months studying in India through Lynchburg’s international studies program. During her time in India, Danielle worked with the Hope Foundation teaching geography and English in the slums of Cheinnai. “Because of my Disciples education, I understand my life work as vocation. I am now exploring seminary and God’s call to ministry,” Danielle shared.
These stories are among examples of how Disciples students are educated in a service-learning model. Your gifts to the 2011 Thanksgiving Offering support the care and nurture of servant leaders.
The Thanksgiving Offering benefits the colleges, universities, seminaries, and divinity houses affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). These learning communities are an extension of the church, challenging students to understand and respond to God’s call to serve. Your support provides scholarships, church relations programs, and chaplaincy offices. Most importantly, your support of the 2011 Thanksgiving Offering helps Disciples raise up servant leaders!