Feeling Called to Ministry?
Wondering how to meet that end while making ends
meet? Help is available.
The Reformed Church in America (RCA) Classical
Board of Benevolence has been helping Hope College students
pursue their goal of full-time ministry since 1875.
Students who qualify (see below) apply to the Classical
Board of Benevolence for financial assistance. They are interviewed,
and upon the approval of the Board, they are given a loan/grant
to help fund their undergraduate education at Hope College.
This loan becomes a grant if and when the student
completes five years of full-time work in a Reformed Church in
America Ministry. Read that again! After
five years of full-time ministry (Youth Work, Pastoral Ministry,
Christian Education, Worship Leader, Missions, etc.) the loan does
not need to be paid back.
This program benefits everybody involved: students
are assisted financially; the RCA benefits from talented people
serving its ministries; and the Board of Benevolence sees all of
this as money well spent.