Dear Lexington Avenue Baptist,
In the first month of a new year...
I look back with thanksgiving to a good financial ending to 2012. Making up some ground from weaker giving months, we finished strongly with one of the best December’s ever. We are grateful to God and to 114 individual donors and to 20 churches/organizations who gave in December. (Obviously, a larger number of others give during the year.) The financial snapshot is only one part of the BSC picture, but a very important one.
I am grateful in this present moment for your gift in January to the Seminary. A good beginning to a new year is important and you helped us start well on the path of financial support. This means so much to us in fulfilling the mission to which God has called us - preparing ministers of the Gospel. In January 2013 five students are taking an intensive course (8 days of 6 hours of in-class time per day plus outside study) on “Dietrich Bonhoeffer: disciple, Pastor, Resister, Martyr.”
I look ahead to a new semester beginning on January 28. Among the 14 courses being offered, I will be teaching Missional Life of the Church II which will help the 6 students enrolled to explore various ministry models and the design of specific missional strategies for churches. As always, we hold up the life and ministry of Jesus as the foundation of who we are and what we do.
I give thanks to God for you and your investment in the students/ministers at Baptist Seminary of Kentucky.
Grace and peace to you in this new year.
Greg C. Earwood
Heartfelt thanks to each of you who supported me during my illness. If you signed a card, sent a card, visited me in the hospital, cooked us a meal or said a prayer, I can’t tell you how much that meant to me. I’m glad you are part of my life.
Dear Church Family,
Thank for the generous Christmas gift. Thank you also for the many Christmas goodies, gifts, cards, and expressions of kindness and for your inspiring Advent Devotionals.
Keith & Dianne Stillwell