IVCF/Groshes: Investing in Culture Makers

Posted by tom | May 29, 2013

Note: Click here for a PDF of the full year end mailing.

Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

We rejoice in your continuing partnership over the past year as Tom took on increasing responsibility with the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) by becoming the Associate Director while continuing to invest in the growing Penn State Hershey Christian Medical Society (CMS)/CMDA. As we close the fiscal year (June 30), we ask for your prayerful consideration of assisting us in finishing well. At the writing of this letter, we have nearly $89,000 of our $100,000 ministry budget received/committed. Thank-you! Praise God!

What are we inviting you to invest in?

"In order to fully realize the potential of a ministry like the Emerging Scholars Network, we have needed someone in the Associate Director role with strong networking skills, strong integration engagement along all disciplines, editorial and writer recruitment savvy, as well as a pastoral heart and missional commitment. Tom Grosh is just such a person. I am deeply grateful for the growth this ministry has already experienced under Tom's leadership and guidance, and know that there is much more to come in the years ahead. Tom has a passion to see the next generation of scholars and faculty not only developed in their integration of faith and learning, but a desire to see a community of Christian scholars grow that will include mentoring and deep influence into the institutions of higher education in this country and abroad. 

It is with great joy that I am able to award Tom a $5,000 matching grant* that will allow him to strengthen his partnership base and keep him engaged full-time in this ministry. I hope you will prayerfully consider joining or furthering your commitment to his team as a partner in ministry."  — Craig Gartland, Director of Faculty Ministry / Emerging Scholars Network, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

As we press on in the work to which we’ve been called, we desire the opportunity to connect with you personally to discuss how you can become more involved (e.g., advocacy of support, developing/compiling communications, financial giving, food for campus outreach, gift cards for ministry expenses, help around the house, networking, prayer support). Please let us know your availability. Thank-you for your prayerful consideration of increasing your role in this mission. To God be the glory!

In Christ Alone, Tom & Theresa Grosh IV

*Note from Tom: The matching grant applies to gifts by donors which go beyond their 2011-2012 fiscal year giving. The current fiscal year ends on June 30. If you have questions regarding what you gave last fiscal year and our specific year end financial concerns, please contact us. To support visit https://donate.intervarsity.org/donate/to/Tom_Grosh

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