Mark your calendar for the Thanksgiving Special Offering on Nov. 12 and 19. The Thanksgiving Offering supports Disciples colleges, universities, and theological institutions.
This offering provides a direct connection to fifteen colleges and universities, seven seminaries and theological programs.
Your gifts supports everything from scholarships to religious life offices, to faculty growth and development. By giving to the Thanksgiving Offering, you are helping our institutions invest in students as they prepare themselves to become leaders.
Generations of pastors, community leaders, and agents of social transformation have been educated at our theological institutions. They have flourished and made a difference in the world, thanks to gifts from Disciples congregations and individuals throughout the ages. These institutions continue to prepare leaders for the present age and the age to come.
You will find students and faculty with strong values and faith. The 15 schools, while diverse, have many things in common:
- A commitment to academic excellence and the liberal arts
- An environment of open inquiry
- An inclusive, welcoming community that respects all people and cultures
- A focus on character, service, and leadership
- A passion for social justice
The schools have a philosophy of faith paired with reason, providing the best learning and personal growth, as the intellectual and spiritual facets are brought together.
The Disciples’ Higher Education & Leadership Ministries (HELM) offer formational programs, immersive experiences, and academic scholarships that assist developing leaders in exploring the dynamic relationship between the Christian gospel and the world, acquire tools for understanding the mission and witness of Christian communities, and gain experience in shaping and renewing those communities.