Providence Fund

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What Is the Providence Fund?

The Providence Fund is the fastest way to impact the greatest number of students.

From the earliest days, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) has been known as the "School of Providence and Prayer." There is no more fitting way to describe NOBTS.  Only through God's hand of providence has the seminary been able to weather the financial storms of the Great Depression, overcome the challenges of Hurricane Katrina, and grow to be one of the world's largest seminaries.

Today, NOBTS is training more than 3,900 men and women who have answered God's call to gospel ministry.  God has truly blessed New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as we have prayed and received His provision. 

In addition to the wonderful support of Southern Baptists through the Cooperative Program, God has blessed the seminary through consistent, annual gifts of his people. The Providence Fund, formerly called the Annual Fund, is a way for alumni and friends of New Orleans Seminary to give where the need is greatest and make a significant impact on the life of every NOBTS student. 

*The Providence Fund keeps costs as low as possible to help students answer God's call to ministry.

Why Support?

Simple. The work done at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is not possible without help from individuals like you! We count on your partnership and your ongoing support to help keep tuition affordable for those called to pursue a theological education. Every dollar you give to the Providence Fund is a dollar that does not have to come out of a student’s pocket. In other words, every gift makes a difference!

"The Providence fund was there for me when I needed it most, and it is a joy to pay that blessing forward."
- P.J.DUNN, alumnus

It costs approximately $55,000 per day for the seminary to operate. And despite economic downturn, enrollment at NOBTS is continuing to grow! This makes financial support more necessary than ever before.

Simply put, we need you.

In giving to the Providence Fund, you are partnering with New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in what we believe is the most fundamental and urgent cause in the world today, and that is to make disciples of all nations.

Join with us as we equip students to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the city and to the world.

"I’ve probably learned the most from people who are desperate for God and even desperate for His faithfulness to provide for their every need. I had friends in seminary who were blessed immensely by the Providence Fund and I love how God used that in their lives to bless them and others. Seeing that grew my faith exponentially."
- LEAH BROWN, alumnus

"I gave because as a Christian businessman I am moved by results. Through my long-standing knowledge of the activities of NOBTS, I have seen positive results brought about by the stewardship of the funds entrusted to the institution and I believe in its mission. Secondly, I gave because God has entrusted some resources to me that I felt he wanted me to share toward the success and high calling of NOBTS. May God continue to richly bless your efforts."
- KEN KELLER, alumnus

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is my donation tax deductible?
    Your charitable gifts to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary are tax deductible in accordance with current law.
  2. I want to help, but really cannot afford to give right now. What can I do?
    Through careful financial and estate planning, with guidance from tax and legal advisors, you can make plans now for the seminary to receive your gift later. Deferred gifts may include life income plans such as Charitable Remainder Trusts, designating the seminary as an heir or insurance beneficiary, or memorializing a loved one through an endowment. An endowment is "the gift that keeps on giving," because the principal of the gift is invested for growth over time, producing interest which may be spent each year as designated by you, the donor.
  3. For Alumni of NOBTS, we have partnered with PhilanthroCorp, of Colorado Springs, to provide no cost, private and confidential estate planning services. PhilanthroCorp is a Christ-centered estate planning firm.  They do not sell anything. NOBTS pays a fee for their services to you, our alumni.  For more information, call the Office for Institutional Advancement at 504-816-8145 or simply call Susan at PhilanthroCorp and she will schedule a phone visit with one their estate specialist.  Call 800-876-7958 today!
  4. Do you accept gifts from credit cards? If so, which cards do you honor?
    Yes, we accept donations form credit cards, In fact, you may click on the “Make a Gift” button at the top of this page to give on-line. We honor credit cards from the Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover financial networks.
  5. My employer will match donations that I make to my favorite charity. Will the seminary accept contributions from charitable gift-matching programs?
    Yes, we will be happy to work with you and your employer for matching gifts.

"Money should never come between a student and God's calling."

Make a gift to the Providence Fund today.

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