Dr. Russell Dawn, president of Concordia University Chicago (CUC), joins Andy and Sarah for our Set Apart to Serve Series to talk about his interesting path to becoming a church worker, how his varied background gives him perspective in leading a university and forming young people for service, CUC’s role in preparing men and women for full-time church work, what sets the deaconess program apart from other programs, how to overcome distance when attending a university far away from home, and how CUC has partnered with Set Apart To Serve to raise up more church workers. Learn more about Concordia University Chicago at cuchicago.edu.
Learn more about the Set Apart to Serve Initiative at lcms.org/setaparttoserve.
Feature image: Dr. Russell P. Dawn, president of Concordia University Chicago, speaks during the Church Workers Directors Conference on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, at the International Center of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in St. Louis. LCMS Communications/Erik M. Lunsford
Christ’s church will continue until He returns, and that church will continue to need church workers.
Set Apart to Serve (SAS) is an initiative of the LCMS to recruit church workers. Together, we pray for workers for the Kingdom of God and encourage children to consider church work vocations.
Here are three easy ways you can participate in SAS:
1. Pray with your children for God to provide church workers.
2. Talk to your children about becoming church workers.
3. Thank God for the people who work in your congregation.
To learn more about Set Apart to Serve, visit lcms.org/set-apart-to-serve.
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