Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Legacy of Visionaries: A Message from President Pipa


As Greenville Seminary completes her 26th academic year, one thing seems to come into clear focus: the founders of this seminary were visionaries. They foresaw that the church would need an institution to provide theological education for future generations of spiritual leaders to stand against the inroads of liberalism and superficial Christianity.

Some of the denominations we serve are now being infused with these impulses. Greenville Seminary’s founders, trustees, and faculty have staunchly resisted these trends from the beginning, and this resistance is proving to be more and more critical to the survival of confessional orthodoxy. Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, along with a few other like-minded faithful schools, is filling a unique niche in theological education and the defense of historic faith in the authoritative scriptures and time-honored confessions that so clearly systematize the inspired Truth of the Bible.  

If you agree that Greenville Seminary is vital to the future of Christ’s church in these days of weakness and theological dilution, we need your support to help ensure our continued growth. You can be an instrument of God’s providence by contributing resources God has given you to underwrite us as we begin our new fiscal year on July 1. Your gifts this month keep us going during the normally meager summer months and provide a solid foundation for the next semester, when we expect record enrollments and new demands on finances.

Our goal  is to receive $95,000 by the end of June ($30,000 from churches and $65,000 from individuals). Whether or not you are able to send a gift at this time, please pray that the Lord will provide for all essentials. Please also pray for our students, including the eight new graduates, and our alumni that they will continue to grow in faithfulness to the Word of God. God uses the prayers and gifts of His people to sustain this work, and we hope that you will continue to participate with us and to rejoice in that work, for which we desire to give Him all glory and honor.

With warm regards, I am yours in Christ,
  
Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, Jr.