Foundation for the Future
Any architect or carpenter can attest to the importance of a solid foundation upon which to build a building. If the foundation is not substantial, the structure will eventually crack, crumble and crash to the ground.
Jesus Himself used this image of a firm foundation to illustrate the importance of building one’s life and eternal destiny on the right foundation (Matthew 7:24-27). Paul recorded that the Christian life must be built upon the foundation of the person of Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 3:9-11).
Whether a house, a life, or an institution, a positive future depends upon beginning with a foundation of sufficient strength to give lasting support. For a house the foundation might be a concrete slab, masonry blocks, or wooden pilings. A life’s foundation consists of many factors. For an institution, its mission, goals, market, product and service all help determine how successful that institution will be in its efforts.
Another very crucial factor in the foundation of an institution is its financial base. Without consistent sufficient monetary funds upon which to operate, an institution is in danger of collapsing.
The Southeastern Baptist College Foundation, Incorporated, was chartered in 1979, with the purpose of generating revenues to support the general operation of Southeastern Baptist College. Every cent put into the Foundation since its beginning remains there, never to be spent. Only the interest earned from these funds can be spent. Tens of thousands of dollars have been generated in interest for the college’s use during the history of the Foundation.
The future of the financial stability of Southeastern Baptist College is directly related to the strength of her Foundation. Every cent in the Foundation, deposited now and in the future, will remain there perpetually to continue producing yearly income for operating expenses. The continual growth of the Foundation will mean ready access to needed funds for the ongoing advancement of the ministry of the college.
A look around will reveal a number of ways the college Foundation can grow.
- Gifts from Individuals
Anyone can give any amount designated to be placed in the Southeastern Baptist College Foundation. All gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible.
- Offerings from Churches
Churches are encouraged to include the Foundation in their monthly budgeted offerings.
- Memorial Gifts
Gifts may be made to the Foundation in memory of a loved one or friend who has gone to be with the Lord.
- Honor Recognition
Gifts may be made to the Foundation in honor of a living loved one or friend.
Placing the Foundation in your will is an excellent way to remember and acknowledge the Lord’s blessings in this life.
If you would like further information about the Southeastern Baptist College Foundation and how you might contribute, please contact the president at:
Southeastern Baptist College
4229 Highway 15 North
Laurel, Mississippi 39440