Future Grace Brethren students at Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind., may benefit from a $60,000 grant to the school from the Grace Brethren Investment Foundation, also located in Winona Lake. The grant will provide for scholarships for Grace Brethren seminary students and initial expenses of the scholarship program.
According to Jeffrey Gill, D.Min., dean of the seminary, one of the greatest challenges for young men and women going into church ministry is the cost of education. Even when tuition costs are very competitive with other seminaries, effectively educating leaders for the church and mission field requires a significant financial investment.
The trustees of the Grace Brethren Investment Foundation, he added, are committed to providing financial assistance for theological education to future Grace Brethren leaders.
“The foundation has a real burden to see pastoral leadership development take place in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren churches,” said Ken Seyfert, executive director of operations at the Foundation. ‘This investment in potential leaders is our contribution to the effort.”