Followers of Christ believe giving is more than a responsibility. It is an opportunity for us to gratefully and joyfully acknowledge that God is the source of all we have, and it is a means by which we participate with God in carrying out God's mission in the world.
What is God's Mission?
At JCSTS, we believe God's mission is bigger than any institutional mission we might devise--including the seminary's mission of advancing communities of faith, justice, and compassion through innovation in theological education!
We believe God's mission involves (1) proclaiming the gospel for the salvation of humankind; (2) providing shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship; (3) worshiping together divinely; (4) preserving the truth; (5) promoting social righteousness; and (6) exhibiting the 'Kindom' of Heaven to the world.
Why Give to JCSTS?
People of faith have to be taught how to carry out God's mission. Plain and simple. That's what seminaries do. And that's what JCSTS does. By giving to JCSTS, you share in the ministry of equipping people with knowledge and tools to carry out God's mission in today's complex, divisive world. As we see it, this is essential work. We are proud and deeply grateful to have you share in it with us.
Are My Contributions Tax-Deductible?
JCSTS is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. All contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our tax ID# is 58-1099675.