This pillar of our campaign depends on the spiritual gift of encouragement.
For many of our students, it was just one person’s encouragement that motivated their decision to become a pastor or teacher. That person may have been another pastor or teacher, a spiritually mature member of their congregation, a grandparent they admire, their loving parents, or a trusted friend.
We humbly ask you to encourage prospective students as well.
Why? Because we need many more Christian witnesses. We are
facing both . . .
- a concerning number of current vacancies
in our congregations and schools and
- an exciting and almost unimaginable number of
open doors to new ministries.
MLC enrolls about 750 on-campus undergraduate students.
Could that number grow to 900? To 1,000? Perhaps. What we know for certain is that higher enrollment numbers are required to meet the numbers in need: the thousands of souls in existing WELS congregations who are needing a new pastor or teacher and cannot get one . . . the hundreds of thousands across the world who are asking for biblical instruction . . . and the multitudes who do not even realize that they are lost.