Through your gift, you are empowering the next generation of effective Christian leaders and ministers of the Gospel of Christ. Gifts to the Seminary Fund provide tuition assistance, student on-campus jobs, faculty development, continuing education, and more! Your donation will build up a strong foundation that is vital to the ongoing mission of preparing faithful and effective ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Other Ways to Give

Scholarships & Grants

Providing scholarships to God-called men and women is important to our mission and operation. A quality education is costly and can saddle ministers with the burden of debt. Thus, scholarships can reap a rich harvest in the lives of well-prepared ministers and healthy mission-directed churches.

Establishing or giving to a scholarship can result in the extension of a person’s vision or kingdom-centered cause, as they are often established by a person, family, or group of persons who wish to honor or memorialize someone—naming the fund in their honor/memory. In this way, starting a scholarship is a way of passing on a mantle for Christian service; it is perhaps one of the best ways to link a legacy with the future of the Church.

You can give to three types of scholarships:

This is a very popular choice among Kingdom investors, because an endowed scholarship is a gift that keeps on giving. The principal is invested, while 5% of the investment value is awarded as a scholarship. Endowed scholarships are often established and funded by a person, family or group of persons such as a local church, discipleship class or district. The scholarship may be named to honor or memorialize a special person, and criteria for awarding the scholarship may be set by the scholarship originator(s). Starting an endowed scholarship is a way of passing on a mantle for Christian service; it is perhaps one of the best ways to link a legacy with the future of the Church.

Genesis Scholarship*
$10,000 – 24,999 Investment
$500 – 1,249 Awarded Per Year
*Scholarships can be started with the goal of reaching $10,000 endowment in 7 years.

Premier Scholarship
$25,000 – 139,999 Investment
$1,250 – 6,999 Awarded Per Year

Scholarship of Distinction (3/4 to Full Tuition)
$140,000 – 189,000 Investment
$7,000 – 9,450 Awarded Per Year

For more details, download a copy of the Endowed Scholarship Partnership Agreement and contact the Office of Advancement at [email protected] or 816.268.5430.

The PLG funds the best and brightest from around the world. These funds give a scholarship to a few of the top students from each of the Nazarene universities and colleges. The outstanding students then come to NTS and help set the bar high for other students, and go on to serve the church in ministry around the world.

Annually funded scholarships have the ability to be received and used the same year with no waiting period. The funds received go directly to a student who meets the established criteria.

Establishing an annually funded scholarship provides an immediate way to assist current students, as funds can be received and awarded within the same year. This type of fund requires a minimum of $5,000 be given annually for at least three years.

Download a copy of the NTS Annual Scholarship Worksheet.

To start a new scholarship, please contact the Office of Advancement at [email protected] or 816.268.5430.

Other ways to support NTS

Each year, churches in USA and Canada have a special opportunity to support Nazarene Theological Seminary’s Seminary Fund through an annual offering. The “Seminary Sunday Offering” benefits ministerial student—the seminarians— by enabling NTS to provide the finest theological education possible while keeping tuition low.

Already donate through your church’s Seminary Sunday Offering? Consider giving your offering directly to NTS, then both you and your church are credited.

Sustainers is an initiative of the NTS Alumni Association, challenging NTS alumni and friends to consider investing at least $25/month ($300/year).

Sustainer Benefits

  • Occasional discounts to NTS events, the NTS Store, and more
  • A 50% discount for a one-year subscription to the Center for Pastoral Leadership video library which provides streaming Lifelong Learning at your fingertips and many other benefits
  • Invitations to exclusive updates and conversations with President Rowell and other NTS staff and faculty

Your Gift Matters

  • Your gift supports our students as they respond to God’s call on their lives
  • Becoming an Alumni Sustainer is a way to “pay it forward,” as the cost of tuition has risen significantly since you were a student
  • Your gift helps NTS fulfill its mission to prepare faithful and effective ministers of the gospel

Sponsorships are capacity-building projects, programs, events and departments that would excel with a major gift from a generous donor. If you would like to discuss exciting possibilities, please contact Dean for Advancement Rev. Tim McPherson at 816.268.5430 or [email protected].

Your estate is an opportunity to establish a legacy and spread the life-giving Gospel of Jesus Christ for generations to come. To discuss including NTS in your estate, please contact Dean for Advancement Rev. Tim McPherson at 816.268.5430 or [email protected].

NTS Study Trips are an engaging way for Alumni and friends of NTS to grow in their education and deepen their connection to the mission of NTS! Learn more about upcoming trips by contacting us at [email protected]

Endowed lectureships sponsor symposia, conferences, presentations, and creative learning experiences which allow our entire learning community to benefit from scholars who are dedicted to bringing the fruit of their research and work to bear on the critical issues of our time. Your gift allows NTS to provide high quality, accessible iniatives.

NTS Good Neighbors and Community Partners is an initiative to connect Kansas City area leaders to work together for the common good. Learn more here.

The main purpose of the Agape Fund is to provide occasional non-tuition financial support for students and other individuals within the NTS community who have encountered financial hardship because of unanticipated life situations. Individuals may apply for assistance to help with emergency or living expenses such as rent, utilities, groceries, medical needs, etc. Funds are reviewed and dispersed according to need by the NTS administration.

Sign up to support NTS through your purchases on through the Amazon Smile program. Learn more here.

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