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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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Jeff Foster
(Certificate of Achievement in Theological Studies)

JeffFor nine years I felt the leading of God to ministry. I began my academic journey thinking that I had God all figured out. This journey began at Moody Bible Institute for several semesters, where I gleaned perspective on missions and evangelism. Because of a full-time missionary role, I suspended Moody classes to concentrate on raising support. During that time God began to speak to me about the overall disunity in our Christian church. I came to the conclusion that unity within the body of Christ is the best way to reach lost souls with greater depth. I started exploring the Anabaptist teaching and specifically the way the Church of the Brethren strives toward this vision of unity and reconciliation.