WHAT IS NationsUniversity?
NationsUniversity is "a school without walls" that provides high-quality Christian education for people in every nation at little or no cost to students who canít afford to pay.
NationsUniversity is designed to train church leaders in their own country rather than bringing them to the United States and running the risk of losing them to the cause of Christ in their homeland.
NationsUniversity is led by volunteers and supported by gifts from people who share a vision of using Nations University to build up Godís kingdom throughout the world. A staff of 200 highly-trained teachers, mostly Bible professors in our Christian colleges and universities, volunteer their services, raise their own travel funds, and teach their courses free of charge in countries where they are needed.
NationsUniversity has been incorporated in the state of Louisiana as a degree-granting educational institution and is offering two degrees: (1) the Bachelor of Religious Studies (BRS), and the Master of Religious Studies (MRS). There are hundreds of students from nations around the world.
Our goal is to have 1,000 students by the end of 1998 and to have 3,000 students in 192 countries by the year 2000.BASIC NEEDS
Thus far, NationsUniversity has functioned on a "shoe-string." Approximately $14,000 was expended in 1997, just over $1,000 a month. Much of this was donated by the Administrative Cabinet. The universityís outlay for teaching 310 students was roughly equivalent to the cost of educating a single student in a traditional context, that is, in a Christian college or university in the United States.
Thousands of dollars will also be needed for secretarial help, purchasing and mailing textbooks, and for setting up computer stations in 25 key cities so that students in those cities can study on the internet. Even with these textbook and computer-center expenses, the estimated cost of providing a quality Christian education through NationsUniversity will total $2,500 per student, about 5% of the cost of bringing a student to America and sending him through a Christian college or university.BENEFITS OF NationsUniversity
NationsUniversity helps train leaders of indigenous, self-supporting churches who will spread the Word in their homelands without cost to churches in America. These church leaders will be equipped to evangelize their own nation without being dependent upon Americans who have limited knowledge of the language, culture, or needs of the people.
NationsUniversity provides a quality Christian education for only $2,500 per student, a 95% savings to the church. In other words, every $100 invested in NationsUniversity will save the church $1,900.
In the past, WEI and WBS teachers havenít had much to offer their best students who wanted to continue studying the Bible on an advanced level. Now, they can enroll them in NationsUniversity. For more information about NationsUniversity or about how you can get involved, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to our website at www.nationsu.org.