Adapted from an announcement by Trinity School for Ministry
Trinity School for Ministry officials have announced that they have received $11.5 million in pledges (and received $7.5 million) toward a $14 million goal in a “Reach for the Harvest” capital campaign.
The Very Rev. Justyn Terry, Trinity’s dean and president, has written that the campaign’s purposes fall into four categories: formation in community, global mission, parish resources, and media and publishing.
“Trinity School for Ministry stands at a very exciting moment in its history,” Terry said. “We are poised for a dramatic expansion, taking all that we have learned about forming Christian leaders for mission and offering it worldwide, helping us to be the global center for Christian formation that God is calling us to be.”
“Theological education and ministry formation in North America has suffered many discouragements in recent years,” said the Rev. Laurie Thompson, Trinity’s dean of advancement. “The Reach for the Harvest Campaign tackles the crisis and transforms crisis into opportunity. Justyn Terry and the board have offered an initiative that will build upon the solid faith and values begun by our founders in 1976 and help us to face into the challenges and opportunities on the horizon.”
A successful conclusion to the “Reach for the Harvest” campaign will allow Trinity School for Ministry to
- build a new media center to develop resources for online education and to publish teaching materials for churches
- launch a new Spanish-language postgraduate diploma in Anglican studies
- publish Foundations for Christian Ministry, a new parish-based intensive curriculum for forming lay leaders
- maintain and improve Trinity’s campus in Ambridge, Pennsylvania
- train future generations of leaders for the Church
Visit tsm.edu/harvest for more details.