There is a need for trained Lutheran pastors to reach the lost throughout Asia with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This project provides scholarships for pastoral candidates to study at Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) partner seminaries and assists in the operating costs of these seminaries. In Asia, seven church bodies in different countries partner with the LCMS through eight seminaries to provide theological education for future pastors. In many cases, these students are from the countryside and attend seminaries far from their homes, with the intent of returning to share the Gospel with those in their remote areas.
The scholarships and seminary support from this project provide Lutheran pastors for church bodies that lack resources for training pastors at residential seminaries.