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Church Service Covenant Grant Essay

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The Church Service Covenant is awarded to students preparing for a vocation that will serve the church. This can be done by entering any of these roles:

• congregational pastor (either full time or bi-vocational)

• administrator in a church agency including a seminary, denominational or judicatory office

• teacher of theology and religion in an institution of higher learning

• formalized missionary or evangelistic work internationally or in marginalized domestic communities

• specialized ministry, including chaplaincy, campus ministry, pastoral counseling, spiritual direction or camp administrator

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Matt Wollam-Berens
(MDiv Connections)

MattIsaiah 55:1-3
"Everyone who thirsts,
come to the water . . .
Why spend your money
for what is not bread,
and your labor for that
which does not satisfy?"

For me, discovering Bethany was like finding a stream of living water in the desert. Jesus walked out of the desert after being baptized by his cousin John and proclaimed, "Reform your lives, the Kingdom of God is here!" And then he called his first disciples. He did not first make them recite a creed, he did not give them dogma, or theology. He simply said, "Follow me."