With support from the WELS Conference of Presidents, this two-year capital campaign will celebrate the 2020 silver anniversary of MLC. The title, “Equipping Christian Witnesses,” reflects not only the mission of our institution—to train a corps of Christian witnesses to meet WELS ministry needs—but also the pillars of this campaign.
As we train students for the public ministry, as we share our experiences in WELS schools and congregations, we talk about the importance of flexibility and patience. We hope we are modeling those attributes in our response to the corona virus crisis. As you may know, our students are continuing their educational programs through alternative/distance learning methods. Even though our facilities are safe, out of an abundance of caution the campus is closed to the public, and telecommuting is being practiced when necessary to assure continued safety for all. As we carry out these unique educational efforts, we are thankful for the cooperation of all involved – students, faculty, staff, families, and local ministries.
We hope to serve our students with the flexibility needed to meet their unique educational and personal needs. And we hope to practice continuing understanding and patience with the many changes that will occur in our nation, in our communities, and within our MLC families.
In the same way, we seek to conduct our Equipping Christian Witnesses (ECW) campaign with flexibility and patience. We need to be flexible and understanding with the current health, economic, and ministry challenges that are facing our sisters and brothers in Christ during this uncertain time. And we must be patient, trusting in the Lord’s love for us and his compassion for all our personal and institutional needs.
To that end, we will pause in our active promotion of ECW. We will keep our ministry needs, as they are highlighted in the campaign, in our publications, but we hope to patiently wait on the Lord’s work among us until the current uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus has subsided.
You can anticipate:
In the meantime, we thank you for your continued prayers and support for our ministry. We will continue to pray for all of you and we ask you to pray for us as we patiently serve you under the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We have created this webpage as a resource to help pastors and other congregational representatives prepare for an ECW Sunday.
Here you will find Sunday sermons, newsletter text, ECW promotional materials, campaign updates, graphics, and videos.
Past to Present Connections
MLC to WELS
A Global Perspective
Student Athlete’s Perspective
Encouraging For Ministry
is to train a corps of Christian witnesses who are qualified to meet the ministry needs of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) and who are competent to proclaim the Word of God faithfully and in accord with the Lutheran Confessions in the Book of Concord.
With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the college desires . . .
To meet the current ministry needs of the WELS, MLC . . .
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