A New Year: Giving Thanks. Hopes & Goals for 2018.

January 11, 2018

Happy New Year! We hope 2018 is off to a great start and pray for God’s grace, peace and blessings for you and your loved ones this year.

The Campolo Scholars returned to the Campolo Center at Eastern University  this week. Tony and his former student, Shane Claiborne, are co-teaching a class for them on church based economic development. (If you’re local and interested in attending, let me know. Class is on Tuesday from 7:15-9:45 PM EST.)

But, before we get too immersed in the busyness of this new semester, we want to say thanks for your support and partnership in 2017.

THANK YOU for supporting the current cohorts of Campolo Scholars, Tony’s Team and the Campolo Center’s programming at Eastern University.

THANK YOU for helping us begin to fund the Campolo Scholarship Endowment and Endowed Campolo Chair. When fully funded, these endowments will ensure future generations of Campolo Scholars receive the financial aid, education, training and mentoring that will prepare them to faithfully and effectively lead churches and ministries.

Moreover, the Campolo Scholarship and Chair will serve as an enduring legacy of and fitting tribute to Tony’s and Peggy’s decades of faithful Christian service and public witness.

Although 2017 was great, we are even more excited to work with you to find and support strategic church leaders in the year ahead.

Here are some goals for 2018:

  1. Identify and recruit more students for the Campolo Scholars program. We need your help to provide the resources for scholarship (the endowment fund) and operations (the hands-on recruitment, training, and administering from Tony’s Team)
  2. Provide expanded and enhanced training, mentoring and spiritual formation for current and future Campolo Scholars
  3. Improve programming to include an even more robust Campolo Fellows speaker series and mentoring
  4. Strengthen and expand our partnerships with churches and para-church ministries for Campolo Scholars’ apprenticeships and service-learning opportunities.

As we begin this new year, we give thanks for your wonderful support of the Campolo Center for Ministry – and are hopeful you will continue or even increase it in the year ahead!  Your support is as an investment in the church of tomorrow, “God’s instrument for changing the world from what it is to what it ought to be”. 

With gratitude and hope in Christ,

Robert Gauthier
Executive Director of Development

P.S. Read Tony’s white paper, Who Will Lead The Church?  Recovering the Biblical Call to Ministry!, which was the inspiration for launching the Campolo  Center at Eastern University!