Feeling Called to Ministry?
Wondering how to meet that end while making ends meet? Help is
The RCA Classical Board of Benevolence has been helping Hope
College students pursue their goal of full-time ministry since
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
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