by Chandler Carriker
Oct 26, 2011
I have many fond memories from my time at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary: from challenging studies in the classroom to incredible worship led by inspiring leaders. But if I’m being honest, these pale in comparison to my time spent on the football field at the annual Lutherbowl held at Gettysburg Seminary. While we did not win many games and some of us hobbled off the field a little worse for wear, the time spent in faith-filled competition with other young leaders of the church was awesome.
So imagine my excitement when I heard that the Lutherbowl wants to partner with Lutheran World Relief to have seminarians assemble School Kits while cheering on their respective teams on the gridiron!
Each seminary is bringing generous gifts of notebooks, crayons, rulers and other school supplies to fill up LWR School Kits that will then be sent around the world to young students yearning to live out their calling. And who better to give these gifts then people exploring their own callings?
On Saturday, October 29th, Gettysburg, Philadelphia, Trinity, Southern and Chicago Lutheran seminaries will gather with Trinity Episcopal, Union, and Virginia Theological Seminary to see not only who can move the chains but also who can assemble the most School Kits. We will be live-tweeting from the sidelines, so follow LWR at @luthworldrelief and see which seminary assembles the most Kits.
What fun activities does your congregation hold to add to the excitement of assembling LWR Quilts and Kits? Have you thought of challenging other congregations and increasing the impact you have on the lives of others throughout the world?