Annual Report 2022
Message from the President
As we reflect on the year past and look forward to the next, I find myself asking: What does CTS care about? In his book The Greatest Gift, Henri Nouwen writes, “Caring together is the basis of community life… Together we reach out to others. Together we look at those who need our care… The mystery of this caring together is that it not only asks for community, but also creates it.” What do we care about together as a community? Upon what is our community built? If we want CTS to continue to thrive into the future, we must be able to answer these questions.
Christian Theological Seminary has several resources to help us articulate and practice the work we are called to do, but I find myself returning to two that are particularly critical for us to lean into: our values and our strategic plan. Developed by listening to our constituents and creating an actionable plan to reach our goals, CTS 2030: Project Transformation is our path for caring together. Our values set the foundation for how we build that path and walk it together. Affirming God-given human dignity, working towards justice for all, embracing diversity, advancing scholarship and formation, promoting healing and wholeness throughout all creation are the guiding principles for how we join God in the transformation of our world…
Living Out Our Values
Advancing Scholarship and Formation
Preparation for ministry should be intellectually rigorous, spiritually formative, and emotionally supportive.
The diversity of the human community is a gift from God and an indispensable resource in preparation for responsible ministry.
Promoting Healing and Wholeness Throughout Creation
Promoting healing and wholeness throughout creation is one way we participate in God’s work.
Year in Review
This section highlights key demographics, program information, and select financial information from 2022.
European American 70, African American 68,
Hispanic 5, Asian/Asian American 2,
Female 94, Male 51, Total Students 145
Live in Indiana
Theological Studies Enrollment by Denomination (Top Five)
16 Dual Degree
CTS Student Interns 49
Client Sessions 10,051
Christian Theological Seminary’s Counseling Center has been providing subsidized, affordable mental health and marriage and family therapy services to the greater Indianapolis area since 1967. In addition to providing a unique and immersive training environment aimed at developing the next generation of mental health clinicians and marriage and family therapists, the CTS Counseling Center has long worked to fill gaps and increase access to equitable and high-quality mental health services for individuals who otherwise could not afford treatment or receive individualized and thoughtful care.
Community Convenings 3
Grant Recipients 4
Grant Support $105,000
The Faith & Action Project connects advocates, inspires actions, and empowers local organizations through public events, conferences, and its grant program to make a lasting difference and mitigate poverty in Indianapolis. In the past seven years the project has supported 27 organizations with more than $775,000 in grant funding.
Giving at a Glance
You, our alumni and friends who gave so generously and faithfully, continue to bless our students and faculty with your wonderful gifts. Whether you support the CTS Annual Fund, our outreach and academic programs, or an endowed scholarship fund, your gifts to Christian Theological Seminary are deeply appreciated.
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2022
Select Financial Data
In fiscal year 2022, Christian Theological Seminary provided $1,455,227 to students in the form of scholarships. Of this amount, $1,061,077 was provided by scholarship funds in our endowment and $394,151 was funded by our operating budget. Christian Theological Seminary maintains a draw rate of 5% off of our endowment. While scholarships make up 19% of our spending from the endowment, the largest allotment of endowment fund support comes from board designated funds within our endowment. These board designated funds support salaries, facilities, technology, faculty development, and services to our students and community.
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2022
As we go forth into 2023, may we be open to imagining what God could possibly want with each of us and with all of us.
May we commit to joining God in the transforming of the world… and may we go forth with the blessing of God, the one who creates life, who renews life, and who is life now and forevermore.