Pentecost 2020

Every year at Pentecost, I am surprised anew at the trust God places in the followers of Jesus then and now.

The adage about this feast being the “birthday” of the Church is helpful in that it emphasizes for us the finitude and inexperience of a movement in its earliest days. Paradoxically, though, it is the stories of the “infant” Church that are perhaps most inspiring to the modern-day Jesus Movement.

These stories are full of a spirit of adventurous partnership—not just of God sharing a mission with the Church as a whole, but of individuals and communities partnering with each other.

In partnership with Trinity Church Wall Street and with you, CDSP has been continuing our own part in the mission.

Now more than ever, the Church needs creative, faithful leaders to help our communities find sustainable paths to flourishing in their neighborhoods and regions. I invite you even more deeply into this partnership forming leaders for mission, evangelism, and discipleship.

With your support for our Pentecost Appeal, our funding for students and faculty can go from strength to strength.  


The Very Rev. W. Mark Richardson
President and Dean

A list of named scholarship funds and endowed faculty chairs is available in the drop-down list in the donation form below.

Online Donation Form

CDSP is registered nonprofit, eligible for tax-deductible donations as allowed by law (tax ID number 94-1156508).