Seminaries of the Episcopal Church receive no financial support from the national church. The Episcopal Church, however, by Resolution at its General Convention in 1982 has asked all congregations to give “at least one percent of its net disposable budgeted income to one or more of the accredited seminaries” in support of theological education.
Now, more than ever, parishes and missions have a critical stake in the quality of men and women who will preach from their pulpits, teach in classrooms, and serve in mission fields.
VTS continues to rely on parish giving, which amounts to close to 40% of each year’s Annual Giving, to meet its continued commitment to forming future church leaders, and to the educational needs of clergy and laity in congregations throughout the church.
We are grateful for the parish support that comes to Virginia Theological Seminary and urge your congregation to consider supporting VTS through a parish gift.