Church Connectedness

TIU is committed to developing strong relationships with the church. Some ways we do that are in making a quality Christian education affordable to your students, helping place our seminary students in ministry positions around the world, and working to plant new EFCA churches.


Church Match Grant

Donations that are given by a church to help support a student’s education will be matched by Trinity. Please see the Church Match Grant Application for further detail.


Trinity Church Partnership Grant

New students, currently attending a church that has partnered financially with Trinity, may be eligible for the Church Partnership Grant. In order to receive the grant, students must be “approved” by the pastor as a regular attendee of the sending church. Applications must be submitted by April 1 to be guaranteed eligibility for the fall semester and November 1st for the spring semester. In order to be eligible for this award the applicant must be a new student at Trinity. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@tiu.edu for additional details.


EFCA District Church Planting Scholarship Program

The EFCA District Church Planting Scholarship Program provides each District Superintendent within the EFCA with a minimum of one prospective Church Planting Scholarship Program nomination per year. In order to qualify, program applicants must meet all admissions requirements to the TEDS MDiv degree program and be nominated by their district prior to matriculation.


Support TIU

We want to develop and coordinate activities that will promote more symbiotic relationships between churches and Trinity International University. We want to encourage as many churches as possible to regard Trinity as their first resource for education, placement, internships, speakers, conferences, and all levels of training.

We would love to provide you with information about Trinity’s church ambassador program, church match grant program, and other ways your church can partner with Trinity.

Contact Carl Johnson, Vice President of Development/Church Relations, at cjohnson@tiu.edu or at (847) 317-7005.


Are you looking for a pastor for your church?

Trinity’s Placement Office connects churches and ministries with candidates among our students and graduates. You can post church or ministry job openings via our TEDS Ministry Placement page.

Contact our Placement Office at placement@tiu.edu or at (847) 317-8038 for more information.