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7 schools get Bible-teaching grants

Date 13 Jun 2002 08:06:05 -0400

Note #7206 from PCUSA NEWS to PRESBYNEWS:


7 schools get Bible-teaching grants

by Evan Silverstein

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Seven colleges related to the Presbyterian Church (USA) will receive Bible-study grants from the denomination's Office of Colleges and Universities in the Higher Education program area.

The National Ministries Division Committee (NMDC) announced the annual grants during its meeting on Wednesday. The seven institutions will share $68,075 in Grants for Teaching of the Bible to support new courses and pay for resources.

A committee composed of faculty and staff members of Presbyterian-related colleges and universities and representatives of the denomination selected the 2002-2003 recipients during a meeting in March.

They are:

* Albertson College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID; $10,000 for developing a new internship program for small-group Bible-study leaders.

* Barber-Scotia College, Concord, NC; $10,000 to expand its current Bible-study program.

* Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA; $9,400 for the purchase of reference materials.		
* Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL; $10,000 for curriculum development.

* Waynesburg College, Waynesburg, PA; $10,000 to expand its current program.

* Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA; $8,675 for development of a course on the Old Testament and the Koran.

* Inter-American University, San Juan, PR; $10,000 to develop a pilot project on teaching the Bible online.
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