Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Georgia Church Provides Grant for International Students

Midway Presbyterian Church
Greenville Seminary acknowledges with gratitude a very generous grant of $12,000 from the Midway International Theological Education (MITE) Fund of Midway Presbyterian Church in Powder Springs, Georgia.

The Midway ACTS (Acclaiming Christ Through Stewardship) Fund Board responded with magnanimity to the seminary's recent annual appeal for scholarships for our international students and for funds to underwrite travel by our faculty to international venues where Greenville Seminary is now helping to spread sound biblical teaching to the nations. (See newsletter, p. 2, here.)

Dr. Pipa in Africa
Nine thousand dollars in MITE scholarship funds have been applied to the tuition accounts of nine current foreign students, making their education possible at a school staunchly committed to Scripture and discipling the nations through the proclamation of the Word of God. The remaining $3,000 is designated for travel by President Joseph Pipa Jr. and other faculty members to a variety of locations in Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America on teaching assignments at affiliated or like-minded churches and theological training institutions.

Midway's mission program also provides support for two mission works where Greenville Seminary graduates labor, Mission to Italy (Mike Cuneo) and Mission to Albania (Albert "Bertie" Kona). In addition, the church has offered free registrations for GPTS foreign students attending its annual Reformation Worship Conference Oct. 22-25. GPTS graduate Joel Smit serves as assistant pastor for families and outreach at Midway, and Senior Pastor David Hall has been a speaker at seminary events.