Expanded Funding for Missions Personnel with SBC Mission Service Scholarship

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary announces a new financial aid committment for SBC mission workers, available for Fall 2008 admissions. Qualifying students will see a marked increase in available scholarship aid of $4,320 in tuition funding, which covers the first 24 credit hours taken at Golden Gate. 

“Golden Gate completely embraces the value of these workers,” said Dr Eddie Pate, Chair, Intercultural Studies Department, Director of the Kim School of Global Missions and Associate Professor of Missions. “As our SBC mission programs continue to grow, we want to offer increased financial assistance to those returning home for seminary training.” Dr. Pate noted that Golden Gate is “a popular seminary for Journeymen and this enables us to continue the history we have in equipping these missionaries for future effective service.” 

SBC mission personnel who qualify are those in International Mission Board programs such as ISC/Journeymen and North American Mission Board programs such as MSC and US2/C2. International Service Corps (ISC) are singles, couples and young families who are willing to accept an assignment from two to three years. The Journeyman program is available for single, twenty-something college graduates who will commit to two years of international cross-cultural missionary service. Mission Service Corps (MSC) is a team of self-funded missionaries who serve for four months or more in an assigned ministry supporting the evangelism and church planting efforts of the NAMB. US2/C2 missionaries are college graduates who serve two years under appointment with the North American Mission Board (NAMB), SBC, and participating state conventions or the Canadian Convention of Southern Baptists. 

Students attending Golden Gate following a mission assignment often experience a smooth transition from the mission field. All five campuses in the Golden Gate System are located in multicultural metropolitan areas which often provide the student with various opportunities to continue aspects of their field missionary work in the same language and culture. 

“Global mission service characterizes the very heart of seminary life,” says Dr. Jeff Iorg, president of the Seminary. “We are proud to be able to increase our assistance to these whose call is not limited by geographical or cultural boundaries. Their experiences with the International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board always brings a welcome dimension to the Seminary classroom.” 

This special SBC Mission Service Scholarship fund is open to all qualified IMB International Service Corps or Journeyman alumni, or NAMB Mission Service Corps or US2/C2 personnel, and is designed to provide tuition assistance for study at any Golden Gate campus. For more information about the scholarship, or call the Office of Admissions at 888-442-8701.