The Communities of the Faith initiative, unveiled at the 2008 President’s Brunch on May 3, is designed to honor AG churches who want to ensure that the legacy of Pentecostal faith is transferred to subsequent generations of ministers.
Communities of the Faith churches have established an endowed fund at AGTS in the amount of $25,000 or more to provide scholarships for seminary students. Two churches are founding members of this initiative.
Max Yeary, pastor of Christian Life Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., told his story via video at the brunch. His church gave all the offerings taken one Sunday to AGTS. This gift totaled $100,000 and enabled AGTS to provide $50,000 in current scholarships and $50,000 in an endowed fund for future scholarships. (Watch the five-minute video at www.agts.edu/more/yeary.)
Another supporting pastor, Dr. Drexel Brunson of First AG, Ocala, Fla., has a vision to see Pentecostal leaders receive top-quality education, to expand the kingdom of God into places where it is most needed, and to partner with AGTS and its mission to shape servant leaders. Thank you Pastor Yeary and Dr. Brunson!
What can I do?
either a one-time gift or a monthly gift toward an endowment in the name of the church you wish to honor as part of Communities of the Faith.
a pastor friend about the significance of scholarships for future leaders, and encourage him or her to contact AGTS to set up an endowed fund.
others to contribute. The gifts can come from either a church or a district.
one Sunday’s offerings to AGTS to initiate an endowment. Subsequent donations can build on this investment.
for 10 new churches to join this initiative to provide scholarships for students.