Rev. Delwyn Campbell is on a mission. He has recently moved back to his hometown of Gary, Indiana, to help revitalize and rebuild its foundations, particularly in parochial education. Having accepted a call from Saint John Lutheran Church in Gary as the Strategic Mission Developer, Rev. Campbell’s goal is not only to proclaim the Gospel to Gary residents, but also to offer pastoral care to members of the community by ministering to their needs.
One of those needs is a quality education. “The public school system in Gary has been suffocated by a lack of resources,” says Rev. Campbell. “People here want their kids to be educated and are wondering where their children will go to school. We have an answer.” That answer is Ascension Lutheran Christian School, a new parochial school set to open this fall.
“We know how to do education,” says Rev. Campbell. “Lutherans do education very well.” The school, which is currently enrolling students in grades K-2, will bring Lutheran expertise to Northwest Indiana through the Lutheran Urban Mission Initiative Inc. (LUMIN), a network of Luthera
n schools that share resources and expertise to create safe, high-quality Lutheran schools focused on educational success, leadership development, and spiritual growth.
“God has given us an opportunity to be used by Him for such a time as this…”
Rev. Campbell was recently interviewed by Lutherans Engage. Read that story here.