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When I pursue Him in His fullness with the same zeal that He pursued me within my brokenness...I am in perfect peace. 

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for your generous help and for being a part of what God is doing in our lives!! Your willingness to support us reinforces our sense of calling. Because of the generosity shown by family and friends, I was able to complete my first semester at Regent University’s Seminary as I pursue a Master of Divinity.

My first semester flew by and at the end of it I realize that the community of believers that God has put in my life supported me emotionally, spiritually, physically, and financially. My life is so much richer because of the outpouring of my brothers and sisters in Christ. My first semester was a success because of that support and this truth reinforces what God has been teaching me.

When I begin my second semester on August 26th, I will be taking New Testament Survey and Biblical Hermeneutics in two eight-week segments. New Testament Survey will be covered in the first eight weeks and is an in-depth study of the New Testament and will teach me about authorship and origins of the twenty-seven books. Hermeneutics will be covered in the second eight weeks. Hermeneutics is “the interpretive study of literature.” Thus, Biblical Hermeneutics is the literary study of the Bible. This course will also focus on techniques of proper interpretation. I am super excited about both of these classes. My goal is to do excellent work and earn A’s again this semester.

We continue to step out in faith with seminary plans because…school isn’t free! Each semester costs approximately $3,500. I have continued applying for grants and scholarships and we are pursuing every avenue we can find to harness our resources. But we cannot do it on our own!

We have set up this crowdfunding website so that people can choose to be a part of what God is doing in our lives! The need is both financial and spiritual. Taking classes part-time will mean six to seven years of school…so this is a long-term need. We are so thankful for all of those who PRAY for us and for those who have been called to help with the financial side. Please continue to pray and consider coming alongside us!

"He will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in him." -Isaiah 26:3


 

Anonymous

2019-09-16 20:18:01

Several different sources. Praise God!

Anonymous

2019-07-20 16:48:22

You're doing great things. Glad we can help in your journey. Lois and Jerry

Derek Kletz

2019-07-13 17:18:18

Praying for you brother!

Ron Camacho

2019-07-12 17:21:15

We are so proud of you brother and thankful to call you brother - we will be praying for you

September Update
September 16, 2019, 9:15 pm

We praise God for the ways he has continued to provide for my studies at Regent. There is no way that we could do this on our own and it is humbling and faith-building to see God work! The school has broken my tuition into four payments. I bought books, and have paid the first payment of $887. The funds for the second payment (due the end of September) have arrived as well! So we are joyfully watching to see how God will bring in the $1,200 needed to finish the semester!

Fall semester classes started August 26th and things in the Engberg household have been busy! A week before classes started, the professor of my New Testament Survey class, Dr. Lyle Story*, called me to introduce himself, chat and exchange contact information. This made a hugely positive first impression and my regard for him continues to increase.

As a professor at Regent since 1984, Dr. Story is an expert in his field and widely published. He sets the bar high for his students—which is a great environment for learning and makes it enjoyable. He has high standards for himself as well…as he has turned around grades within 24 hours of my submitting an assignment every single time!!

Dr. Story is teaching us critical thinking skills through literary analysis. There is a lot of reading and for everything we read and for the videos we watch, he has assigned us to write. We are not just to summarize, but to draw out the application and make observations that fit within a 21st-century church context. I’m enjoying the challenge as I learn new concepts and how to apply them.

* https://www.regent.edu/school-of-divinity/faculty/ph-d-j-lyle-story/

July 12.2019
July 12, 2019, 12:55 pm

This summer has been a season of reconnecting with friends and family. A couple that we have become good friends with invited us to spend a week with them in Destin Florida. What a blessing that was! We were certainly in need of refreshing. It is amazing how God provides for us in our times of need.

Even though I am not taking classes this summer, I continue to learn new things. As a seminary student, it is important that I remain humble in my pursuit of God’s calling on my life. Every day I pray for Him to show me something new and He continues to illuminate my blind spots. More specifically, the Holy Spirit has impressed on my heart the value of relationship in discipleship. Jesus did not merely regurgitate scripture or follow scripted lessons--he taught by using real life situations and circumstances.

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