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New Building Update

So far, $79,600 has been given/pledged.

These past couple of months have been difficult for all of us in so many ways. First, the tornados that have hit Nashville, Cookeville and the Chattanooga area. Second,  the Covid-19 Pandemic has practically shut down life as we know it. In the middle of this chaos, we serve a God who is in control and will bring about His Will in the midst of these trying times. He is still at work and doing a lot through the TTU BCM. Ministry is still happening and lives are being changed. So, we all need to be faithful in support of this great ministry that has impacted all of us for many years.

To date, we have collected/pledged $79,600 toward the Building Campaign goal of $200,000. Thru the first 6 months of this campaign we are about 40% of the way to reaching our goal! So far in 2020, we have had six individuals make monthly commitments. It is not too late to join in and help expand the ministry of the TTU BCM. This is where we need YOU!

I know many of you are facing financial challenges due to what is going on in our world today. We want you to know that we understand and pray that once you are back on your feet, you will continue to support this building campaign. For those of you who are still able at this time to give, we encourage you to do this now. There are several ways for you to participate:

1. Make a 3 year pledge – EX. If 200 alumni and friends pledged $333 per year for 3 years, we would reach our goal!

2. Make an Annual gift – Make a commitment to 3 annual gifts to the campaign

3. Make a monthly commitment for 3 years – if 250 people gave $25 a month for 3 years we surpass our goal!!

3. Make a One-Time gift

The bottom line is we want YOU to participate! Those of us who are alumni of the TTU BCM would not have benefited had it not been for the sacrificial giving of others when we were in school. Now it is our turn! We can INVEST in the lives of college students who are impacting the campus with Gospel!

Prayerfully consider how God has blessed you and make a pledge/gift today. There are two ways to give:

1. Mail pledge/contribution to: Baptist Collegiate Ministry, 106 W. 7th St., Cookeville, TN 38501

2. Go to the BCM website – www.tntechbcm.com/give and give through Paypal

Psalm 62:2 says, “He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will never be shaken.” We need to continue to trust in our “Rock”. Don’t let what is happening in the world shake you! Continue to Trust God!

Bill Gruenewald, Building Campaign Chair

TTU 1979,80

Other Ways To Give Back

1. Ministry budget– comes from the Cooperative Program, churches, Stone Association, parents, alumni, students, and friends just like you. Consider these ways to give!
-Monthly Giving- $10-20/month establishes a consistent funding for ministry
-Attend the banquet- October 30, 2020 at Leslie Town Centre from 6-8pm
-One time gift

2. Gentry Seminary Fund
This is an endowment that is given yearly to a seminary student for their school expenses. It helps to equip and train vocationally-called ministers of the Gospel of Jesus.

3. Haskins Missions Fund
This provides funds to help students with financial needs who feel called to go on short term missions.

4. Student Academic Scholarships

– The A. B. McKay Scholarship for Christian Service
– The Gwendolyn Boyette Button Scholarship for Christian Leadership
– The Phillip K. Thompson and Hazel Wall Scholarship for Spiritual Growth
– The Pauline Roberson Scholarship for Christian Education
– The Wiles Scholarship for Servant Leadership 

To designate funds to the Student Academic Scholarships, mail checks to BCM/BSU Alumni Board, P.O. Box 45, Cookeville, TN 38501

5. Alumni Work Day

Ways To Connect

1. Banquet
Sit at a table from your decade! Contacts for each era will be posted soon!

2. Homecoming– Alumni lunch at the BCM from 11:30am-1pm on  Saturday, November 9, 2019. TnTech vs. Jacksonville State Football game at 1:30pm.

3. 50s & 60s Alumni Fellowship on Friday, September 6th, 2019 at the BCM from 11am-1pm. For more details contact Carol Pharris- carolpharris@me.com

4. Alumni Work Days at the BCM– Check back for a specific day in May.

Student Academic Scholarship Application Process

The BCM/BSU Alumni Board offers five scholarships. To complete the application click on the link on number 5. Applications will be accepted in the Spring of 2019.

In order to interview for these scholarships on March 23rd at the BCM a student must meet the following qualifications:

1. Be a growing Christian
2. Be a full-time undergraduate student currently attending Tennessee Tech and planning to attend next year
3. Be active in the TnTech BCM
4. Possess a university G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher
5. Complete all items on this form!
6. Submit a photo with your name to ronaldsmitty@hotmail.com
7. Sign up for an interview time here!

Below are the five academic scholarships:

– The A. B. McKay Scholarship for Christian Service

– The Gwendolyn Boyette Button Scholarship for Christian Leadership

– The Phillip K. Thompson and Hazel Wall Scholarship for Spiritual Growth 

– The Pauline Roberson Scholarship for Christian Education 

– The Wiles Scholarship for Servant Leadership 

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