Investing with Eternal Yield
Investing in the next generation of biblical preachers pays dividends that are out of this world
Do you see your donations as investments? They are! Investing is often tied to the concept of risk. Simply put, while high risk investments offer the potential for higher return, low risk investments often do not grow as fast as the cost of living or inflation. High risk means there is also a likelihood for loss, and conversely, low risk usually results in more stable returns on which the investor can rely. Knowing these trade-offs, the investor seeks those opportunities that provide the best returns within their tolerance for taking on risk. Typically, investing is future-focused with the idea that investing money today will earn an expected return over time.
Investment wisdom also applies to giving, contributing, or donating. As you consider your donations, think of them as investments. Donating to the training of pastors is certainly a noble and worthy cause. What is the return? These investments are different from other financial investments. Our future pastors have responded to God’s call on their lives to give themselves to the ministry of His Kingdom to pastor, shepherd, and preach His Word. Your donation to Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary is an investment that will yield a priceless, eternal return!
My investment advice on donating in this way is to maintain a long-term perspective because the term of this investment is eternal. The Bible is God’s Word to us, and it will last long after we are gone. His message is an eternal message about an eternal God. This is the only God Who saves lost people and gives them eternal life as well as a home in Heaven for eternity. My friend, I advise investing in biblical preachers, and the returns will be eternal.
Additionally, Christian investors want to know how their investment is being used. As previously stated, investing in Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary will help train and prepare pastors to boldly preach a message firmly grounded in the Bible. Such preaching is powerful. Romans 1:16 (NASB) says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” Through the faithful preaching of the Bible, we come to know the God of the Bible and He bestows eternal salvation through His Word, He changes lives and begins an eternal work in each life.
Your gift allows those called to minister to be trained to rightly divide the Word of Truth.
Your gift means that you participate in every ministry that our students will do for the rest of their lives because you helped them prepare.
Your gift directly relates to the eternal future of hundreds of thousands of people who hear God’s Word. They were once lost but now will spend an eternity in Heaven!
Unlike most investments, there is no risk in making this investment. Instead, the risk is in not making this investment!
If you’re looking for a place to invest in ministry that will yield outstanding eternal dividends, prayerfully consider Mid-America. We believe you won’t find a better place to reap eternal returns on your investment. For example, our students have averaged 65 professions of faith each week for more than 50 years. Here are more facts about Mid-America you may not know.