Opportunities to Give

Giving opportunities include:

  • Annual Fund
    The “Annual Fund” is a necessary fund to keep the Seminary running. It is the fund for general operating expenses; everyday maintenance, salaries, supplies, and so forth. CTS works diligently to contain expenses in every possible way. Please consider the Annual Fund in your giving, and pray that its goal will be met. If you support other projects at the Seminary, thank you! Please remember that all of your Seminary’s instruction, programs, activities, and services to churches and church leaders depend upon the Annual Fund. Give Now.
  • Facing Your Future

    A summer program for high school juniors and seniors that challenges them to explore God’s call on their life, develop strong relationships, engage in theological discussion and reflection, and discover the variety of ministry opportunities in the CRC. This program includes a mission-oriented experience that provides direct exposure to a particular ministry setting. FYF requires funding of $137,000 per yearGive Now.

  • Ministry Incentive Program

    Calvin Theological Seminary is creatively working to make our education affordable to students and to retain those students in ordained ministry. This program grants low-interest tuition loans to M. Div. students and provides graduated loan forgiveness for pastors who remain in the ministry. MIP requires funding of $365,000 per year.
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  • International Student Subsidy Fund

    Recognizing the seminary needs to reflect the mosaic of God’s Kingdom, CTS actively recruits and generously supports students from many countries. The goal is to train students and send them back to their home countries to preach and teach. ISSF requires funding of $100,000 per year. Give Now.

  • Center for Excellence in Preaching

    Building on the firm platform of expository preaching that has long been the hallmark of CTS, we’re now turning to the “craft” side of preaching, and will be hiring new people to teach the craft expertly to our students, and to coach it in practicing pastors. In the past year alone we have offered additional training to 500 pastors across North America. CEP requires funding of $500,000 on a yearly basis. Give Now.

  • Idema Food Pantry & Clothing Bank

    At Calvin Theological Seminary, many students and their families do not have an income while in seminary, therefore the food and clothing they receive through The Idema Food Pantry and Clothing Bank is deeply appreciated. Located at the Seminary, The Idema Food Pantry and Clothing Bank is an important ministry for many. To make tax-deductible donations of clean good used clothing, furniture, household items or linens, please contact Jean Garehan via email or 616-957-8602. Give Now.

  • Capital fund for endowment and various designated projects
  • Named scholarships and awards for students

Information on these support opportunities, details on the annual budget, and special giving opportunities are available by contacting Bob Knoor, Director of Development at 616-957-6039/email or the CTS Development Department at 616-957-8602/email. Canadian and US residents are welcome to call our toll-free number at 1-800-388-6034.

Thank you in advance for your prayers and support for Calvin Theological Seminary. Please let us know if there is any way we can serve you.