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Adopt-A-Student

You Can Know a Seminarian Personally


Do you know a Seminary student? Not do you know “of” one but really know him so personally that he corresponds with you?

Through our Adopt-A-Student program you will receive personal letters from a seminarian sharing his progress, challenges, and joys. You will also be preparing the right kind of pastor, a spiritual leader who treasures doctrine and has a big heart for people.

As I travel throughout the church I continue to meet people who with joy and great satisfaction talk about students they have “adopted.”

When you become an Adopt-A-Student sponsor a specific seminarian will be selected for you. He will be in touch with you soon. There is a direct connection between each Adopt-A-Student sponsor and the student that makes participating in this effort fulfilling to students and sponsors alike.

Standing together, students and sponsors overcome the single greatest obstacle to students coming to the Seminary—affording it! By overcoming this challenge you are making an eternal difference as the students you prepare now will proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ today and for decades to come.

Dr. Dale A. Meyer, President
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

What difference can you make in the life of a seminarian through Concordia Seminary’s Adopt-A-Student program? Here is what three of our students say:

  • “I can’t express how much (your support) means to me. Your sponsorship is very dear to my wife and me as we take this journey toward ministry.”
  • “Everyone I know who receives support like yours is so overwhelmed with thankfulness that they cannot help but acknowledge and keep in touch with those who make donations to their ministry.”
  • “I am grateful and I am sure our Savior is as well for the prayers and financial support you have provided for me in my training to become a pastor…I will always remember you and be grateful to our Lord for your dedication in providing pastors for our church. Thank you!”

Right now there are many students waiting to be “adopted.” Through our Adopt-A-Student program a seminarian will be selected for you. You will receive personal letters sharing progress, challenges and joys.

Adopt-A-Student sponsors give $500 or more annually which may be given as a one-time gift or throughout the year through several gifts. Adopt-A-Student gifts are used to prepare future pastors and missionaries, or you may also designate your gift for the preparation of international, deaconess, Center for Hispanic Studies (CHS) or Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology (EIIT) students.

Standing together, students and sponsors overcome the single greatest obstacle to students coming to the Seminary — affording it! By overcoming this challenge you are making an eternal difference as the students you prepare now will proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ today and for decades to come. In faith, these seminarians have come to Concordia Seminary. Now you can encourage them with your prayers and make their preparation financially possible.

As an Adopt-A-Student sponsor, you can expect to hear from your student frequently! While students wishing to receive Adopt-A-Student funds are required to write their sponsors every academic quarter, they are encouraged  to stay in touch with their sponsors even more frequently during the school year.

Becoming an Adopt-a-Student Sponsor

To enroll, or for more information, please contact Seminary Advancement at 1-800-822-5287 or adoptastudent@csl.edu