The purpose of the Moore College Foundation is aligned closely with that of the College. In short, it supports the College as it seeks “to further the knowledge of God by equipping men and women to take God’s gospel to the world”.
The support of our many faithful brothers and sisters is shown in five key ways.
First, many people and churches pray faithfully for the work of the College, including students, faculty and staff.
Second, hundreds give generously to the work and have increased their giving in recent times as they have seen our key needs.
Third, our donors share the vision of the College to equip men and women for gospel work around the world.
Fourth, our churches equip and mentor men and women for gospel ministry and then encourage and support them to study with us.
Fifth, many support the work of our centres. The Centre for Global Mission (CGM), Priscilla & Aquila Centre (P&A), Centre for Ministry Development (CMD), and the Centre for Christian Living (CCL) all have global significance for the gospel.
Building the Foundation
The Foundation contributes to the College in varied ways. Recent activities have centred on six priorities:
Foundation Strategy – implementing a fundraising plan with clear strategies and goals that are communicated to our churches, supporters and potential students.
Developing priority areas of activity – these have been centred on scholarship support, student accommodation, and supporting our centres.
Church relationships – ensuring that the mission and work of the College is communicated effectively. This has included a church representative program as well as innovative media and communications.
Alumni – establishing for the first time a Moore College Alumni Association that is planning reunions and communicating regularly with our alumni.
Staying in touch – the work of our External Engagement team ensures the work of Moore College is widely known.
Scholarship program – widening access to the scholarship program with clearer communication, and additional areas of support for overseas and Indigenous students.
The work is overseen by the Moore College Foundation Board and the Scholarship Committee. Both of these decision making bodies report to the Governing Board.
The Critical Need for Support
We’re delighted that the enhanced scholarship program has attracted an increased number of prospective students from all over the world seeking support to attend Moore College. Recently, we have received applications from Australia, Singapore, Syria, England, Philippines, New Zealand, Belarus, Canada, Tanzania, Nigeria, Nepal, India, Ghana, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Pakistan, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Zambia.
We are blessed to have endowed funds accrued over many years, and to continue to receive regular bequests from faithful men and women who grasp the eternal significance of our ministry. We seek to use these funds wisely and to grow them. We are grateful for the work of our Audit and Finance Committee that ensures that these funds are invested wisely.
However, as we seek to grow our student intake, it is obvious that much more support is needed and we have a variety of strategies that are working. Below are just three:
1. Clear communication across varied platforms to challenge the faithful to give to scholarships, pray for the college, and grasp the extent of the need.
2. Varied challenges to give to quite specific needs, such as the support of overseas students, Indigenous students and postgraduate students.
3. The introduction of a Student Support Fund that encourages and equips our students to seek the support of parishioners, families and friends.
Staying In Touch
Please continue to support the ministry of Moore College through prayer, advocacy and your gifts.
If you’d like additional information on specific and regular prayer requests for the College and its people, or specific areas where support is needed, please contact us directly by:
- Phone on 02 9577 9900,
- Email at Foundation@moore.edu.au, or
- Mail via Moore College Foundation, 1 King St, Newtown, NSW 2042.