This year has been a time of transition for the Emerging Scholars Network, and one more transition — the end of our fiscal year — is approaching soon. InterVarsity’s fiscal year wraps up at the end of this month, and we’d like you to consider partnering with ESN with a financial contribution between now and June 30.
As you probably know, ESN encourages and equips the next generation of Christian scholars. How do we do this?
- Mentoring: We help connect younger scholars with those who have gone before them. We also spread the word about resources to help Christian scholars mentor and be mentored, such as the mentoring guide created by Lisa at Johns Hopkins.
- Building networks of Christian scholars: Whether online through our Facebook Page or in person at gatherings like our Ohio State luncheons and the Christian Scholar Series, we facilitate relationships between Christian scholars. We have found that, in many cases, Christian students and faculty members feel alone and isolated on campus. We want them to know that there are many fellow believers in their discipline and on their campus. (BTW, we hope that Urbana12 will be another networking opportunity. Have you applied for a $100 ESN scholarship?)
- Equipping ESN members with the best resources we can find: Career advice, thoughts on integrating faith with academic disciplines, questions about how Christian academics can engage with the church — as important as these topics are, we know that grad students and faculty simply don’t have time to investigate everything that’s out there. So Tom and I try to find the best resources, with help from our colleagues and other ESN members. Some of our popular articles here on the ESN Blog have come from faculty and postdocs who have connected with ESN during their academic journey.
None of this would be possible without the support of ESN’s donors and prayer partners. To help us in the fiscal year on a strong note, would you consider donating to ESN? If you have been helped in some way by ESN, or know someone who has, we hope that you’ll consider a contribution, so that we may help others. Thank you!