FRA086 Scholarships for theology students
Sharing the Good News with your fellow countrymen. That is the desire of pauper students of theology. The Faculté Jean Calvin (FJC) in France is just one out of three reformed theological faculties, which serve French speaking people worldwide. The French government does not support the faculty. A number of students, especially those who originate from African countries, cannot pay their own theology studies. The faculty tries to support some students financially, as long as resources are provided to them. Do you join in supporting the students?
why this project?
This project aims at helping poor, but capable and motivated students to prepare themselves for their future task as preacher or pastoral care worker in a French-speaking area. FJC asks students, who receive a scholarship, to actively contribute in financing their studies by looking for a small job or by support of their family or congregation. FJC selects the students carefully in order to reduce the risk of an early drop out.
Four to five students a year can follow theology studies by our financial support. At the end of study year 2015-2016 four students graduated. They are ready to serve in Gods kingdom.
what can we learn?
A long-term investment, like providing scholarships, does not show a quick and obvious result. Nevertheless, if we will be patient, we will see how the church of Christ can grow at places where we did not expect it to grow.