Fundraising Update, September 2019
|Just as giant sequoia trees produce thousands of cones that contain about 200 seeds each, TBS aims to grow a forest of at least 5000 leaders who each reach at least 200 persons for Christ during their lifetime.|
As an independent, private institution, most of our funding comes from individuals, couples and families who provide donor support. If you are already investing in The Bible Seminary, thank you! If you are not yet a donor this fiscal year (6/1/19 - 5/31/20), please consider investing in the mission of TBS!
|Fund||Balance (9/10/2019)||Donations Needed|
|General Operating||$ 65,808||$ 816,085|
|Scholarship||$ 600||$ 9,400|
|Reserve/Endowment||$ 201,231||$ 1,798,769|
TBS is an accredited member of ECFA. Formed to enhance trust in Christ-centered churches and ministries by establishing and applying Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™ to accredited organizations, ECFA assists member organizations in making appropriate public disclosure of their financial practices and activities, thus significantly enhancing their credibility and support among present and prospective donors. Founded in 1979, ECFA provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for financial accountability, transparency, fundraising, and board governance. The Christ-centered ministries accredited by ECFA include churches, denominations, educational institutions, rescue missions, camps, and many other types of tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations.
TBS holds a Platinum Star Seal of Transparency Rating (highest status available) with GuideStar USA, an organization focused on evolutionizing philanthropy and nonprofit practice by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving. In February 2019, GuideStar joined forces with Foundation Center to become a new organization called Candid.
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Yes, you can request gifts for consideration toward specific or general student scholarships, or any of the scholarship funds below. Donation amounts awarded to individual students are designated by the TBS Scholarship Committee, which reviews applications and makes decisions based on need, merit, and other factors.
- Student Scholarships - Funds given toward our general scholarship fund may be utilized to help with student tuition, fees, and other educationally-related institutional expenses. Donors may also give to this fund in memory or honor of someone. For example, some have given in honor of Paul A. Helbig (The Bible Seminary co-founder, and former Bible Institute Dean, Faculty, and Chaplain) and Drs. Phil and Linda Woodfield Pattillo (their exemplary kingdom endeavors include Linda’s innovative career as a university and seminary professor, an Itinerate Missionary for Natan Ministries worldwide for more than 30 years, and biblical languages and Holy Land research, studies, and teaching).
- Holy Land Tour Scholarships - Helps with costs for traveling to the Holy Land as part of the TBS degree programs. Student Technology Scholarships - Helps with student technology resources including software subscriptions, upgrades, resources, and training.
Does your employer offer a matching funds program? If so, let us know so we can find out if your donations could be matched to provide even more support for The Bible Seminary!
Rick McCalip, Vice-President of Finance and Administration, is available to confidentially discuss donations, including cash, checks, in-kind gifts, donations of stock, or considering The Bible Seminary in your estate planning.