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Funding Priorities

Endowed Scholarships

The Divinity School is currently engaged in a campaign to raise money through scholarships for our Divinity students.  The scholarship will endow when the balance reaches $25,000, after an initial investment of $5,000.  There are convenient annual payment plans available to assist donors to reaching the endowed goal.  A scholarship can be created in honor of a church, a family/individual, or in memory of a loved one.  Once endowed, proceeds will be used to help lower tuition costs for our students, who are following God’s call to ministry. 

Desired investment: $25,000

Chair of Preaching and Pastoral Ministry

This named chair would provide Campbell University Divinity School the opportunity to broaden and expand the possibilities for a faculty member to promote excellence in congregational ministry. The specific skills would include preaching, pastoral ministry to the congregation, and leadership.  Leadership skills would include: visioning, conflict resolution, and equipping students to promote and develop effective, synergistic church staff groups.  There would also be new opportunities for students to engage in entrepreneurial work with churches on innovative ministries to help define and develop the future of the church. 

Desired investment:  $1.5 Million

 

Programmatic Needs

Church Music Program Endowment

This funding opportunity helps continue growth of our church music program, and equip students to serve the local church.  The program will be enhanced by developing a choral music library, providing opportunities for students to train with professional conductors and clinicians, and mission-immersion trips. 

Desired investment:  $2,500 and above for program support, or $250,000 to establish an endowed fund

Bible Lands Study Tour Assistance

One of the most life-changing experience for our students, supporters, and others is the opportunity to walk where Jesus walked, visit the sites of the seven churches of Revelation, and other prominent places throughout the Bible.  Opportunities to tour Greece and Turkey, as well as Israel are available annually.  A gift of $5,000 will fully fund one Divinity student’s expenses for a trip.

Desired Investment:  $5,000 or above for program support, or $250,000 to establish an endowed fund

Hispanic Theological Education

Up to 60 local students attend theological classes throughout the academic year on Saturdays at the Divinity School.  The courses are offered in Spanish, and result in a certificate to assist in preparing ministers to lead Hispanic churches.  Students pay minimal tuition fees, purchase their own books, and cover personal transportation expenses.  Since 2002, donors have provided gifts to subsidize the program and keep it affordable for students.

Desired Investment:  $1,000 and above

George W. and Joan O. Braswell World Religions and Global Cultures Center

Divinity students are able to explore the integration of the Christian faith with cross-cultural research on other global religions. This experience is accomplished by visiting local synagogues, mosques, and temples to meet with faith leaders, as well as opportunities to experience global mission immersion experiences. Recent trips to India and South Africa allowed students to experience Christianity from people indigenous to these countries.  Gifts to the Center will encourage program growth by way of funding for conferences, overseas mission trips, and continued cross-cultural relationship development.

Desired investment:  $100 and above for single gifts, and up to $250,000 for a named endowment

Emergency Assistance

Crisis strikes during the year in the personal lives of our students.  Emergency assistance is occasionally needed for students when unforeseen circumstances arrive – car repairs, medical expenses, etc.  Financial assistance such as this can help students continue their ministry studies when extra expenses arise.

Desired Investment:  Any gift amount is welcome.

 

Support the Mission

  1. You can always pray over our students, staff, and faculty. Pray for wisdom, discernment, good health, and for energy as we seek God’s leadership in the Divinity School.
  2. You can introduce potential students to us whom you think the Lord is leading into full-time Christian service. Bring them to campus for a visit.
  3. You can ask your church to add a line item in their annual budget for the Divinity school, for ongoing theological education needs, or to give a one-time gift.
  4. You can ask your church to consider providing a scholarship for students who attend Divinity School.
  5. You can personally consider providing financially through a scholarship for our students.
  6. You can give our Divinity School an outright gift, or plan for such a gift in your will.
  7. You can ask your church to give us the opportunity to share how God is using our Divinity School to prepare ministers all over the world. We are available for special emphases on any Sunday or Wednesday evening.

 

Contact

Peter Donlon

Director of Church Relations and Development
1-800-334-4111, ext. 1847
pdonlon@campbell.edu

Andrew H. Wakefield

Dean
1-800-334-4111, ext. 1849
wakefield@campbell.edu