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The funding goes toward theological training at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.
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The funding goes toward theological training at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

Evangel secures $5M grant

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Last edited 2:49 p.m., Sept. 27, 2022

Evangel University has received one of the largest grants in school history.

Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded a $5 million grant to the school to develop and expand theological training through the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, according to a news release. The AG Ministry Leaders of Tomorrow initiative expands the existing partnership between Evangel and the Assemblies of God.

“Together, the AG, Evangel and AGTS will partner to identify, equip, release and develop future ministers," Evangel President Mike Rakes said in the release. "We are excited about the transformative impact on our theological school and the privilege of assisting in the development of pastors to serve in churches.”

Evangel plans to support the Assemblies of God's Called initiative, through which high school students attend national camps to learn about a future career in full-time ministry. The grant funding also is designed to increase the affordability of theological training and degrees.

Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment supports community development, educational and religious causes, according to the release.

At AGTS, enrollment currently is at 303 students, according to an Evangel spokesperson.

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