Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced that they will give nearly $4 million in grants to campus ministry organization working with students at 49 public universities. The initiative is designed to encourage campus ministries to create programs and strengthen existed programs to help students make connections between their academic, career pursuits, and their faith commitments. The programs would be focused on helping students draw on their faith as they make choices concerning their future. The endowment envisions projects that develop leadership skills, connect students with mentors, and help them find support that would allow them to consider careers in ministry. Dr. Christopher Coble, vice president for religion at Lilly Endowment said campus ministries can help students discover God’s call in their lives and play a role in building a new generation of Christian leaders. He added, “Some students are considering ministry and others are learning how they can live their faith through other professions and careers and forms of service.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Lilly Endowment makes grants to strengthen campus ministries serving public universities, http://pressreleases.religionnews.com/2015/11/04/lilly-endowment-makes-grants-to-strengthen-campus-ministries-serving-public-universities, Accessed November 4, 2015.
2 Thessalonians 1:11 (HCSB) “And in view of this, we always pray for you that our God will consider you worthy of His calling, and will, by His power, fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith,”