Help Support Us
Partner with WRS in training the next generation of ministers!
The next generation of pastors, missionaries, and other Christian workers is preparing now! We as Christian individuals and churches have an obligation to provide laborers in Christ’s fields with the training they need. WRS graduates are prepared with knowledge of the Bible, theology, church history, and practical skills needed for ministry. They are dedicated to fundamental Christianity, the Reformed faith, and the need to militantly contend for the faith. Investing in these fine Christian leaders will greatly multiply your impact in the years to come.
Be a Core Donor, contributing regularly on a monthly basis.
- ~ Tuition fees from seminary students pay only about 20% of our operating expenses.
- ~ Contributions from you and other committed supporters must provide for the remaining 80%
- ~ Become a regular monthly donor to WRS!
- ~ You will receive regular thank-you letters, with a tax receipt and return envelope, along with a quick update on seminary activities.
Convenient reminder slips can be printed out for the whole year. Just cut off the slip for the month to send your donation to WRS.
Donate using PayPal or a Credit Card
Now you can give to WRS and designate your gift online, using a credit card or transferring directly from your bank account. Fast and convenient! Just click on the Donate button.
Capital Campaign for our New Campus
In 2016 we lost our campus, which was the home to WRS for 33 years. Because of an electrical fire, the building where we were located was condemned and sold. We now must raise money for our new facility. If you can help, please mark your gift Capital Campaign. Thanks so much!
Shop Online & Help WRS at the Same Time
Shop at hundreds of stores, using their own online shopping websites and discounts. These donations come to WRS at no additional cost to you when you make your regular purchases through these websites. Do you shop on Amazon? Check out with Amazon Smile and they will donate to Western Reformed Seminary if you use our link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1214868. Through the AmazonSmile webpage you can direct 0.5% of the price of eligible smile.amazon.com purchases to WRS.
When you are a member of iGive.com, online businesses will donate a percentage of the purchase price to WRS when you select us as your charity. Nearly all major stores and services are included (over 600 currently): travel agencies and airlines, eBay, major department stores, clothing stores, major book stores, and computer stores. It’s easy and free to join iGive.
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Remember WRS in your will!
Often individuals with even a modest income during their life can contribute greatly by including WRS in their will. It can be a particular amount, or a percentage of the final estate. Contact the seminary for additional help or information.
Use Estate Planning
In order to protect your estate from undue taxes, and help both your heirs and your Christian ministry, take advantage of the favorable tax laws available for those who plan their estates. WRS can help with expert advice from committed Christian financial experts who can work with you and your attorney.
Contact WRS for more information.
We will be delighted to talk with you, to pray for you, and to work with you to further your particular interests in the seminary program.
Ways You Can Designate Your Donation:
1. Use Where Most Needed
The General Fund is the most used part of our budget. Gifts given that are not otherwise designated are placed into the General Fund.
2. Faculty Support
You may designate your gift for faculty support in general. Faculty salaries take up most of the WRS budget.
3. Faculty Pension Fund
You may also designate your gift for the Faculty Pension Fund. Seminary faculty who have served long are given by the seminary contributions to their own 403(b) accounts. However, these contributions are possible only when funds are available in the Faculty Pension Fund. Besides this arrangement, there is no other pension benefit for our faculty members.
4. Capital Expenses
These are expenses related to the building, library, and major equipment purchases. We seek to have an attractive and useful physical facility, conducive to study and learning.
5. General Student Scholarship Fund
Many students have financial hardship studying at seminary, especially if they are full-time. The General Scholarship Fund helps needy students with tuition and syllabus expenses.
6. J. Gresham Machen Scholarship Fund
This fund was set up to help Bible Presbyterian ministerial students in particular. It is named after the great Presbyterian scholar and defender of the faith who led at the beginning of the separated Presbyterian churches in America seventy years ago.