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Day of Giving

Some Planted | Some Watered | God Increased

Even now, God is moving. This academic year we read the prayer attributed most often to Oscar Romero, and these words, in particular, stood out, “We plant the seeds that one day will grow. We water the seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise.” Some of you were one of the original donors to Northeastern Seminary planting seeds into our students 25 years ago. Some of you just started giving this past year for today’s students.

Your financial gift is a seed growing in the lives of our students who benefit from the scholarships you have contributed to. Many of those students are preaching on Sunday and taking classes during the week and your gift makes this possible.

Some planted, some watered, God increased.

Even now, people who have heard the call are doing the work. They are sharing the gospel, teaching others about Jesus, and serving their community all while feeling called to learn more about Him. They have not yet applied to seminary, but they are future students.

Won’t you help plant the seeds in their lives through your giving and prayers on October 26, 2022, for our annual Day of Giving? Our goal is to raise $85,000 to make theological education accessible for ALL of those God has called to ministry. This one day of generosity will impact our students and the lives they will transform in Jesus' name.

Some planted, some watered, God increased.

Join us on Day of Giving through your prayers and your financial gifts.


The Mystery of the Romero Prayer

It helps, now and then, to step back and take the long view.
The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts; it is even beyond our vision. We accomplish in our lifetime only a fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work.

Nothing we do is complete, which is another way of saying that the kingdom always lies beyond us.

No statement says all that could be said.
No prayer fully expresses our faith.
No confession brings perfection.
No pastoral visit brings wholeness.
No program accomplishes the church’s mission.
No set of goals and objectives includes everything.
This is what we are about.

We plant the seeds that one day will grow. We water the seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise. We lay foundations that will need further development. We provide yeast that produces effects far beyond our capabilities.

We cannot do everything and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that.

This enables us to do something and to do it well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter and do the rest. We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker.

We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs.
We are prophets of a future not our own.

William Mosier-Peterson

Director of Seminary Advancement

William has a B.B.A. in Business Management with a minor in Marketing from Abilene Christian University and an A.A. in Business Administration from Central Christian College in Kansas. His wife the Rev. Dr. Roberta Mosier-Peterson received her DMin from Northeastern Seminary.
William and Roberta have been married for over 25 years and have no biological children but like to say they have parented hundreds of children during their career in ministry including pastoral ministry and service at Oakdale Christian Academy in Jackson, Kentucky where William served as director of development for 10 years. 
William serves on the strategic leadership team at Northeastern and is responsible for all fundraising efforts including the annual fund, scholarships, and estate planning.