When you contribute financially to a theological school in Africa, you are looking into the future as well. You envision healthy churches, mature pastors, effective missionaries, godly leaders who know and love the word of God.
You can give to meet an immediate need or you can invest gifts that will benefit the students and faculty years from now. Endowment funds are long-term investments that will keep a theological school accomplishing its mission generation after generation.
Endowments are created to ensure a faculty position in a particular department. They can also guarantee a certain level of scholarship funds for students. When invested wisely, endowment funds can yield a steady income for a theological school and continue to grow the overall investment.
Why is theological education in Africa so strategic and worth endowing?
Our goal: $1 million
A $1 million endowment will provide AIU with $50,000 annual income with which to pay for at least one full-time faculty member in the Biblical Studies department.
Checks should be written to Christian Leaders for Africa and sent to P.O. Box 1642, Indianapolis, IN 46206. Mark "Biblical Studies Faculty Endowment" on your check. Christian Leaders for Africa will provide a tax-exempt receipt letter. As an expression of our gratitude, we will send you a copy of Innovations In Mission edited by Jim Reapsome and Jon Hirst (Authentic Books, 2007).
Just like AIU, you are also preparing for your future and setting aside funds to sustain you in later years and support the next generation. The church in Africa and its pastors and teachers can be part of the future generation you want to support.
Consult with your financial advisor on how to include AIU's Faculty Endowment Fund in your will or trust. If you need assistance from an advisor, Christian Leaders for Africa can put you in touch with their gift planning consultant.
Contact the CLA executive director to learn more.
To download a brochure with more information, please click here. (PDF 3.7MB)