You may never preach a sermon, but by investing your resources in the work that God is doing at The Master’s Seminary, you share in the fruit of God’s blessing around the world. Your willingness to support the proclamation of the truth and the advancement of the gospel will bear dividends both now and forever.
Reducing Tuition Costs
The TMS Fund reduces the cost of tutition for all students at The Master's Seminary by offsetting educational expenses, enabling us to offer one of the lowest tuition rates of any seminary in the United States. The TMS Fund reduces student tuition by approximately 40%. As The Master's Seminary broadens its reach through distance locations and an increasing number of online classes, contributions to the TMS Fund make pastoral training affordable for men accross the globe.
Scholarship funds are given to individual students. We offer need-based and merit-based scholarships to help offset the cost of tuition. If you would like to direct your scholarship donation toward a specific purpose, we would be happy to talk to you about meeting your request.
Timothy Matching Fund
Augments home church support for students—as a church sends its "Timothy" to be trained at TMS, the seminary will match $1 of every $3 given by the student's church, up to a $500 contribution by TMS.
International Scholarship Fund
Aids international students—with airfare, cost of living, and work restrictions, international students face high expenses to study at TMS.
Richard Mayhue Honors Scholarship
Identifies promising prospective students who are marked by ministry giftedness, godly character, and academic excellence, and fully subsidizes their tuition for the M.Div program.
The Perpetual Gift
Donations to endowed scholarships are invested through the seminary's endowment fund. As the endowment is invested, a percentage of the interest is distributed as student scholarships, and the rest is invested back in the endowment. In this way, a gift to the TMS endowment secures the future and provides scholarships for generations to come.
Strategic Investment for the Future
Legacy gifts are non-cash donations which can be transferred during or after a donor's lifetime. They involve a greater degree of coordination, but can provide tax benefits to the donor and TMS. Learn more about Legacy Giving.
Avoids the capital gains tax of selling the securities and donating the proceeds.
Retirement Plan Assets
White most retirement plan gifts are subject to double taxation - those left to TMS transfer tax-free.
Policies can be donated by naming TMS as a sole or partial beneficiary.
TMS can be made a beneficiary of your retirement plan, bank account, brokerage account, or life insurance policy.
Retain the right to use donated property while yet living and also receive a charitable income tax deducation for the full fair market value of the property and avoid capital gains on any appreciation.
Charitable Lead Trust
Distributes annual payments to TMS, and after a designated period of time, the remaining amount can be distributed to other beneficiaries.
Life Income Gifts
Provides regular income to the donor, either for life or for the duration of the gift term, and the remaining amount is used by TMS (Charitable Remainer Unitrusts & Charitable Gift Annuities).
Partner with Us
We would love to answer any questions you may have about giving to TMS.
Please contact the Office of Development for more information.