Development for the Glory of God
The efforts of the William Jessup University Development department are centered on God’s truth. Biblical stewardship arise from the knowledge that God is the owner of all, and we are managers of God’s resources. He has chosen to give us things to use for His glory. In our stewardship we are motivated to love others and give because God’s grace first moved upon us through the gracious and generous gift of his Son.
One of WJU’s primary objectives is to assist in the development of the whole person in their discipleship process as a believer and follower of Christ. We find it a privilege to not only assist in the development of WJU, but each person and partner we come into contact with. A vital aspect to the discipleship process is stewardship. As stewards we have been endowed, by his grace, with resources to serve one another through the love of Christ. As a result, fundraising efforts are carried forth with a Biblical perspective on money, possessions, time, energy and talent. Those who partner with WJU are ministry partners in the Kingdom of God through the work and mission of WJU for the glory of God and spreading of His Gospel to “Transform Tomorrow…Today.”
Why we Ask…Why We Give?
In the discipleship and development process we find that asking for God’s people to share God’s resources for God’s Kingdom work at Jessup brings about life and joy. Because of this we ask you to partake in the partnership of the WJU mission through your cheerful gifts. As we challenge one another in cheerful and compassionate generosity our goal in asking is to produce joy, maintain a mind focused on the eternal, encourage an increased dependence upon God for our needs and release the temptations this world brings through riches and enjoy true riches in Christ.
1 Timothy 6:17-19
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
David Pineschi, Director of Donor Development
dpineschi [at] jessup [dot] edu