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Seminary student awarded grant to help youth and young adults learn about financial responsibility



Decatur, GA. Columbia Theological Seminary student Lynda Brooks is using a grant she received from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)  to help youth and young adults learn financial responsibility. The denomination’s Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) awarded Ms. Brooks a Ministerial Student Grant to establish The Moné Institute, which will offer training in personal finance, fiscal responsibility, and stewardship to youth and young adults. The institute’s inaugural program is a financial camp for middle schoolers, to be held on four consecutive Saturdays, September 11 through October 2, on the seminary campus. 

Cost of the camp is $25, which includes materials, snacks, lunch, and an initial deposit to a savings account, which participants will set up with a parent or guardian on the afternoon of September 18. The event is sponsored by HELM and the Office of Youth Ministries, Presbytery of Greater Atlanta.

Financial camp details and a registration form are available online. For more information, contact, call 404.890.8664, or go to
Ms. Brooks, a senior at Columbia, is a member of God’s City of Refuge Christian Church in Atlanta.
Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, GA, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Michael Thompson
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