The church in the 21st century is hungry for leaders whose ministries are marked not just by the intellect but also by a heart for service; not just by substance, but also by passion to serve our ever-changing church.
To that end, Weaving Promise and Practice into Ministry is more than merely a slogan for the $44 million comprehensive campaign that will make possible exciting new initiatives at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Rather, it is simply the ongoing work of this place—from its beginnings over a century ago, in these very days in which we are now living and serving, and into the future that God is already preparing for us all.
The initiatives that lie at the root of this campaign are grounded in the conviction that ministers and other servants of the church are most thoroughly formed in the context of a learning community. Four of the five priorities, with the support of generous donors across our constituency, have been funded and are already making a difference in making Austin Seminary a first-stop formational community.
The transformation of the Stitt Library into a Learning and Information Center is the capstone project of the Promise and Practice campaign. This initiative will position us to support the vital and rapidly changing church in which we’re living and serving now, and will lead us into the future that God is providing for us.
Thank you for your support!
Theodore J. Wardlaw