Perhaps you just returned home from your local church. Christians around the world gathered today to praise God, learn more about how to follow Jesus, and fellowship with other believers.
But, across the nation, there are many who stayed home this Sunday morning… because their churches have closed their doors.
Studies show that an estimated 65-80% of US churches have fewer than 100 members; once a church declines below 100 in worship attendance, it is likely to die within just a few years.
We recently shared with you a letter from Tony, outlining our response to this critical issue. You see, at the Campolo Center for Ministry, we recruit and train future church leaders to address this problem.
These leaders, inspired by Tony Campolo and Eastern University, are sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with a commitment to the integration of faith, love, reason, and justice.
We are currently seeking to raise $21,000 to support and train a new cohort of Campolo Scholars and ensure they are able to receive the education and training they need – with little or no debt – to serve our churches and keep their doors open.
Take a moment to consider how Campolo Scholar Berdy JeanMary is already demonstrating the courage to serve this summer:
Berdy is spending this summer as director of Jeremiah House, an orphanage for boys in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He will help them learn the skills they need to face the challenges of living in Haiti. He is also working on a project to help single mothers receive loans to start small businesses!
The Campolo Center is proud to have partnered with you to invest in Berdy – a courageous young leader with a clear calling.
Would you join us now in the effort to raise $21,000 at the end of our ministry year, so that we can continue the work of recruiting, supporting, and training more church leaders like Berdy?
Your partnership is changing the future of the church. Thank you and God bless you!