Mind the Gap and Make a Difference

If you’ve ever travelled to London, the iconic phrase, “Mind the Gap”, is something you’ve likely heard dozens of times as you ride “the underground.”

The automated warning is heard thousands of times each day at every stop of the subway. The gap is significant and if the rider isn’t paying attention, they risk being harmed. The audio recording and painted words on the ground serve as the best option to solve the problem.

When faced with a challenge—a gap that needs to be filled—the concept of “minding the gap” works for organizations as well. At MCS we have identified such a gap and we’re inviting you to be part of the solution.

Mind the gap

We have identified a $500 per student “gap” between what it costs to educate a student on campus and what we raise through tuition and donations on an annual basis. We are looking for donors (churches, businesses, or individuals) who would “MIND THE GAP and MAKE A DIFFERENCE.” Your donation invests in students while they study at MCS, specifically in the areas of scholarships, academics (in and out of classroom experiences), and student life initiatives (mental health and wellness centre, counselling, and pastoral care).

Would you consider a gift this year that would cover one of these gaps?

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* Master’s College and Seminary (MCS) is a Christian educational institution, accredited with the Association of Biblical Higher Education, and operating in the Province of Ontario as a legally incorporated entity via the Master’s College and Seminary Act, 2001 (Bill Pr12). MCS operates as a registered Canadian charity under Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (Bill 65).
Our mission is to create a learning community that provides programs and services which equip Pentecostal leaders and pastors for ministry in Canada and worldwide. MCS is affiliated with the Maritime District, Quebec District, Eastern Ontario District and Western Ontario District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.

** A minimum donation of $20 is required to receive a charitable donation receipt for Income Tax purposes.

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Master’s College & Seminary and mail to:
Master’s College & Seminary
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Peterborough, ON
K9H 5T2

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President’s Trust

Become an Annual Supporter Today!

President’s Trust Partners

  • VISIONARY $2000+

  • CHAMPION $1500-2000

  • SUSTAINER $1000-1500

  • ADVOCATE $500-1000

  • FRIEND $100-500

  • SUPPORTER Up to $100

The President’s Perspective

The Gap

The reality is that we have an average “gap” of $500 between what it costs to graduate a campus-based student and what that student pays to attend MCS.

The Team

The vision is to connect with 1000 partners willing to invest annually at various levels actively contributing $1,000,000 of additional revenue into our S.O.L.D. Fund Portfolio over the next five years.

The Trust

We commit to transparency in all matters, integrity in stewardship and timeliness in communication.

Together

We believe that, as partners, we will be more effective in advancing the mission of MCS.

The S.O.L.D. Fund Portfolio: Partner with Purpose

A President’s Trust Partner’s Dollar is invested in 4 ways:

1. Scholarships: Enhancing our incentives program that front-loads support to incoming first-year students; offering expanded opportunities for upper class students to earn financial assistance while completing their program (45%).

2. Operations: Infusing finances into human resources, essential student programs (educational and equipping), and strategic staff development opportunities (25%).

3. Leadership & Learning: Investing in the ongoing development of our William Morrow Leadership Centre, which resources PAOC ministry leaders; and the Robert and Shirley Taitinger Learning Commons, which serves campus students (15%).

4. Development: Facilitating new innovative initiatives for ministry training; contributing to our declining debt position (15%).

Legacy Investments

Create a Scholarship

Every year during a special awards chapel in the Fall and Winter semesters and at grad, MCSs students are presented with awards and scholarships made possible through the generosity of individual donors and churches.

Donors set the eligibility criteria, which our Awards Committee uses to select the recipients. It’s an exciting moment in the lives of our students to receive these awards and be honoured for their character and achievements.

Awards and scholarships are a wonderful way to honour the memory of a loved one, to provide a monetary gift to students from a specific cohort (e.g., a geographic area or underserved population), or to honour a particular gifting or interest (e.g., demonstrated leadership skills; church planting; missional outreach, research and writing skills, etc.)

Bequests

You can designate a gift through your will (a percentage of the residue, a fixed amount, and/or a specific asset).

Life Insurance

You can designate Master’s College & Seminary as the beneficiary of new or existing life insurance policies.

RRSP/RRIF Proceeds

You can make Master’s College & Seminary a partial or sole beneficiary of your RRSP/RRIF

Endowments

You may establish an Endowment Fund for a specific purpose, e.g., (a) for the purpose of providing scholarships to students and/or (b) to assist Master’s College and Seminary in achieving its operational objectives.

Gifts of Property & Securities

You can transfer an asset “in kind” to Master’s, including property, securities or items of worth.

Alumni Projects

Consider leaving a legacy that honours your graduating class and blesses a new generation of students at Master’s.

Alumni and graduating classes have adopted capital projects and provided annual scholarships for students.

Get in touch!

For more information about these legacy investments or to set up a recurring scholarship or award, please contact us.

Church Partners

We love partnering with local churches—it allows us to connect with potential students while also serving our churches in various ways!

Church Hubs

Become a Church Hub

MCS is establishing Church Hub learning centres in both rural and urban settings. Develop Christian leaders in YOUR church!

Host a Travel Team

We recognize that “students attract students” and are always excited to journey from our headquarters out to you to help tell the MCS story!

Here are ways we can serve you:

  • Weekend Travel Teams: Worship Teams & Children’s Ministries
  • Mid-Week Teams: Worship Teams, Youth Ministry, Children’s Ministries

Request a Speaker

Planning your next Sunday teaching series? Mid-week adult program? Retreat? Specialized training? Consider inviting a member of our MCS faculty to serve your church in a teaching/speaking capacity.

Become an Internship Church

Each year, MCS (in partnership with our supporting district offices) places our B.Th., Diploma and BRE students into the care of pastor/mentors who will guide them through an integrated internship—a highlight of our students’ academic journey. B.Th. students have 15-week placements in the winter semester; BRE and Diploma students have 10 or 8-week internships during the summer semester. If you have expertise in pastoral, youth, children’s, worship and creative arts or cultural ministries, consider applying to become an internship church.

Sponsor Your Student

Do you have a student at your church who is thinking about applying to study at MCS? Designate up to $500 to a newly admitted student and the college will match your donation, up to an additional $500. Some conditions apply.

Additionally, every donation you make to our S.O.L.D. Fund automatically provides 40% to student scholarship funds—for newly admitted and returning students.

Financial Gift

Adopt a capital project, donate to our current campaign, or consider making a donation to to our S.O.L.D. Fund as part of your annual church budget.

Get in touch!

For more information about these partnership opportunities for your church, please contact us.