The King’s College Struggling to Raise Funds to Stay Open for Another Year
“It is a unique college with this unique, rigorous training in this unique city. That is worth paying for.”
This is a small, conservative Christian school in New York City. This problem is growing for many small schools.
FOX News reports:
How a small Christian college in New York is trying to pull itself from the brink financial ruin
A conservative, Christian liberal arts college in New York City is on the brink of financial collapse and is pleading for funding to help the school survive another year.
“This is not just a Christian college somewhere,” said David Innes, a politics professor who chairs the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Program at The King’s College told Fox News. “It is a unique college with this unique, rigorous training in this unique city. That is worth paying for.”
Originally founded in New Jersey in 1938 but now located in lower Manhattan, The King’s College is one of the few Christian, conservative colleges in the city. The small evangelical school hopes to mold future leaders who will use their religious beliefs to influence society, but is challenged with attracting devout Christians willing to live in New York.
“Being a Christian college in a city is rare,” Innes said. “And we’re not just in a city, we’re in New York City.”
Innes quoted the college’s former president, Stanley Oakes, after the school moved to New York.
“‘Where we’re located, within several blocks, you can reach all the seven deadly sins,'” he recounted. “Not that we throw students into that. But we don’t hide from the temptations.”
Students attracted to The King’s College are “Christian students of particular ambition,” Innes said. “They are ambitious for Christ, they’re ambitious to do good for their neighbors, to cultivate themselves as best they can and then go out and lead in strategic institutions.”
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Location, location, location! Why would ANY sane person want to live in NYC? There are other Christian Colleges located in SANE areas that are not struggling. Maybe if the “Kings College” changes it’s name to the “QUEENS College” the libers in NYC will give them all the money they need! Now I’m not knocking Christian Colleges – this is just a reality – NYC has devolved into a DEMOcrat cesspool of insanity and most Christians don’t support it nor intend to be a part of it!