​As we enter what we all hope will soon be a post-pandemic era, it is a good time to look back and find lessons to be learned. One lesson we learned at Texas Baptist Institute and Seminary is when economic times get hard, church and larger individual donors may curtail or stop their donations. This realization has led us to rethink our approach to seeking regular donors and focus on building a foundation of new smaller donors (think $100/month or less).

The primary purpose of increasing our donor base is to help our students. Our goal is to keep tuition low so students can pay as they go. In addition to low tuition, we also offer mostly-unfunded scholarships. Over the last few years these scholarships have totaled over $200,000 annually.

With these factors in mind, we are launching a campaign to develop a group of donors we are calling our Allies. Over the next three years, we are seeking to add 1,000 regular monthly donors who give $100 or less per month. Our hope is that these donors will not decrease their current giving to other worthy causes, but add this in addition to those.

This announcement is being sent to those who may have personally been impacted by our ministry. You have sat under the preaching of a pastor who studied here or you may have studied here yourself.

There are two primary ways to become a part of this special group and to receive your welcome gift and be added to our Allies communication list.

Method 1:

  • Go to tbi.edu/give
  • Select Allies in the Select a Fund dropdown menu
  • Enter your personal information
  • Select “Give this amount monthly” in the final dropdown menu.
  • Your personal information will be handled securely and never shared or sold for any reason.

Method 2:

  • Mail a check monthly to P.O. Box 570, Henderson, TX 75653
  • Note Allies in the memo line.

If you have any questions, direct them to the Advancement Office by calling 903.657.6543 or by email to allies@tbi.edu.

Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary equips saints to do the work of ministry through Biblically-based higher education in harmony with the Bible doctrines of the American Baptist Association to advance the Kingdom of God through the local church ministry of fulfilling the Great Commission.