The gift will support the work of the seminary’s Robert E. Webber Center for an Ancient Evangelical Future by building an endowment to help sustain its work for many years to come, according to the seminary.
The Rev. Dr. Joel Scandrett, director of the Webber Center, said "The Hansen Foundation's commitment to promote Christian education throughout the Pittsburgh region is an excellent match with the Webber Center's mission to provide high-quality parish resources for Christian formation and discipleship.”
The gift from the Hansen Foundation fits in with one of the seminary’s initiatives to provide teaching resources to churches, which are produced by the Webber Center and published through Whitchurch Publishing, the seminary’s publishing arm.
“We see this gift as a tremendous answer to prayer,” said the Very Rev. Dr. Justyn Terry, Trinity’s dean and president. “We are so thankful to the Hansen foundation for their desire to build the kingdom of God with the resources the Lord has blessed them with.”
Trinity School for Ministry is an evangelical seminary in the Anglican tradition. Begun in 1976, the seminary has trained more than 1,000 graduates and many others who serve in ministries all over the world. As a global center for Christian formation, Trinity continues to produce leaders who can plant, renew and grow churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ.