In our shared work of ministry, Greg and Cheryl Myhr are two of our most dedicated partners.
“We’re part of a community of saints. This isn’t just a personal thing, but a community thing. It’s more than just me,” Cheryl says.
This is a conviction that has been developed and deepened in many facets of the Myhrs’ lives—at their congregation, Lord of Life in Maple Grove, Minn.; through lifelong learning classes at Luther Seminary; and in their everyday lives.
“The congregation we belong to has really encouraged and enabled us to serve, to put apostolic faith into action,” Cheryl says. “It’s equipped me better to share my faith with other people.”
Luther’s Lay School of Theology, which the Myhrs have attended for nearly a decade, has reinforced that.
“Lay School is an amazing resource. … We learn so much and grow so much. We’ve been able to take back to our small group the things we’ve learned,” Greg says.
The Myhrs’ exposure to a diverse group of Lay School faculty, who have broadened their biblical knowledge and strengthened their faith—as well as the impressive Luther Seminary interns who have come through Lord of Life—have encouraged them to support Luther financially. Members of the Heritage Society, they give both annually and through their estate. They consider this support just another part of their responsibility as members of this community of saints.
“It’s an investment in the future church, an investment in our kids and grandkids and future generations,” Cheryl says. “They need pastors and churches that will expand their relationship with God but also encourage them to go out into the community and make an impact. Leadership is critical to everything.”