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WE HAVE A DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR GENERAL FUND MATCHING GRANT UNTIL 31 DECEMBER 2018 UP TO $100K.
Your gift to the General Fund will double!
We praise and thank God for our supporters. Your gifts are such an encouragement to us, and more importantly, to the work we do here in teaching the Bible and, under God, preparing the next generation of gospel workers.
If you're in a position to help us reach our target for our 2018 'For the Kingdom' appeal, which runs through until the end of the calendar year, we'd love to hear from you!
For a one-off donation, please go to: ONE-OFF DONATIONS
For ongoing/regular donations, please go to: ONGOING/REGULAR DONATIONS
See below for tax deductible fund options, 'Donating in Memory' and leaving a bequest information.
We'd greatly appreciate your prayers for SMBC. To guide your prayers, here is our monthly Prayer Diary
2018 SMBC APPEAL - 'FOR THE KINGDOM'
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SMBC HAS SEVERAL SUPPORT FUNDS. OUR 2018 APPEAL IS FOCUSSED ON THE FOLLOWING FUNDS:
1. Building and Maintenance Fund (Tax Deductible)
Our prayer is for our Roberts-Dale campus property to be debt free. We are grateful for your faithful and sacrificial support in helping us reduce this debt, which in turn, has allowed us to keep student fees as low as possible.
2. General Fund and The Foundation Scholarship Trust - '100 for 100'
(i) General Fund [NOTE: DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR MATCHING GRANT UNTIL 31 DECEMBER 2018 UP TO $100K]: Donations to the General Fund are used where needed most in the general operations of the College.This is a key need for us at this time.
(ii) 100 for 100 Student Scholarship Program: Our aim is to provide significant gospel impact through planting and better equipping churches with trained national pastors and gospel workers. In particular we seek, with your help, to train overseas people at SMBC only where there is no access to quality theological education in their local context. We marked the milestone of our Centenary year in 2016, with our vision to prepare one overseas student for each year SMBC has been in service. So far, with your generosity our first several 100 for 100 students will be graduating this year! The 100 for 100 program is unique in that we are working alongside SMBC graduates overseas ( and their mission agencies) to endorse and identify potential students in their communities who exhibit potential for future church leadership and pastoral roles.
Find out more about the 100 for 100 Program, including prospectus and videos here
OTHER SMBC SUPPORT FUNDS ARE:
3. Foundation Library Trust (Tax Deductible): Your donation will enable SMBC's Kerr Library to continue to provide essential resources for our students.
4. Student Support Fund: The average residential student needs additional funds to cover their tuition and living costs each year at SMBC (assuming they access FEE-HELP and Austudy benefits).Your donation will help students with these costs.
5. Foundation Building and Maintenance Trust (tax deductible): Donations to this trust within the SMBC Foundation also assist us with essential building development and maintenance of College facilities.
6. Foundation General Trust: Donations to the SMBC Foundation General Trust are used where needed most to support the objectives the SMBC Foundation in facilitating student tuition, library requirements, or property and maintenance projects.
Bequest support is a way that you can help SMBC without stretching your budget. It is a wonderful and lasting contribution for the work of the gospel, and can be made by leaving a bequest to Sydney Missionary and Bible College in your will.
Please prayerfully consider this, and If you feel comfortable discussing your plans confidentially, Stuart Coulton (SMBC Principal) or Greg Swanton (SMBC General Manager) would be delighted to chat and/or meet informally with you.They are best contacted on (02) 9747 4780. We also recommend you talk with your solicitor, who will be able to advise you on all matters relating to your will. If you don’t have a solicitor, SMBC can put you in touch with an experienced wills solicitor who may be able to assist you.
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If you do choose to make a bequest to Sydney Missionary and Bible College we suggest the following wording as a guide (but again emphasise you should discuss this with your solicitor):
‘I give devise and bequeath to Sydney Missionary and Bible College free from all duties, the following [please specify*] and direct that the receipt of the Chairman of the Board for the time being will be a sufficient discharge to my trustees.
*Where it says please specify, you could put for example:
- a specified sum of money, shares, real estate etc
- a percentage of the value of your entire estate
- the whole of the residue (normally only applies if you have no children or other dependants)
It is important to re-emphasise that it must be your own decision to make a bequest to Sydney Missionary and Bible College.
Your solicitor may need the following information:
Full College Name: Sydney Missionary and Bible College
Address: 43-45 Badminton Road, Croydon NSW 2132 Australia
ABN: 11 000 047 950
Sydney Missionary and Bible College is ‘incorporated’ but is a company limited by guarantee and is governed by a Board of Directors.
Your bequest, no matter how large or how small, will have an ongoing impact for the gospel for the sake of His Holy Name...
Donating In Memory
A special way to honour a loved one who passes away is by offering family and friends the opportunity to make an 'in memoriam' donation to SMBC to celebrate their life, instead of sending flowers. Your 'in memory' gift will be used to support the vital work of SMBC. To donate in memory, please advise your family, relatives or friends of the following two easy steps:
Make a 'one-off' donation in their memory by clicking here ONE-OFF DONATIONS
Select 'SMBC General Fund' ( or which ever fund you choose) from the drop down menu.
Let us know you've made a special 'in memoriam' donation by clicking: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, call us on 02 9747 4780 to let us know.
If you'd rather not use the internet, please don't hesitate to make an 'In Memory' donation by calling SMBC at 02 9747 4780
SMBC is a Registered Charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission