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William Jessup University Gives Back to Promote Church Growth, Student Scholarships
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William Jessup University Gives Back to Promote Church Growth, Student Scholarships

ROCKLIN, Calif. – William Jessup University, the greater Sacramento region’s only residential four-year university, recently presented Stadia, one of the largest church planting organizations in the world, a check for $40,000.

The growing university welcomed Stadia’s President, Greg Nettle, who addressed the WJU student body during the memorable chapel service.

“I’m thankful for our partnership in church planting because throughout the United States and around the world, the fact remains the same that new church planting is the single most effective way for reaching people who are far away from Jesus,” Nettle said.

Demonstrating Jessup’s mission to partner with the church, President John Jackson and Director of Church Relations, Jim Jessup proudly presented Nettle the check. The gift represents 5 percent of the funds received by WJU resulting from the closure of a former partner church.

In 2014,Tahoe Christian Center in Tahoe City, Calif. made an administrative decision to close its doors on the lakefront property that housed the declining congregation. Upon its closure, the church’s elder board and remaining members later determined to allocate funds from the sale of the property to William Jessup University, due to a longstanding relationship.

The university will utilize those funds to provide a scholarship endowment, creating a lasting legacy while benefiting generations of students all for God’s glory.

Established in 1939 as San Jose Bible College and later San Jose Christian College, William Jessup University changed its name in 2003 and moved the campus to a 125-acre facility in Rocklin, Calif. in 2004.

Tahoe Christian Center was founded by San Jose Christian College alum Paul Cecil the same year he graduated in 1969. Three other alums, including Wayne Thomas (’51), Paul Clark (’67) and Tom Salter (’69), later pastored the lakeside center throughout the years.

"When Tahoe Christian Center made the tough decision to close its doors due to a dwindling membership and lack of pastoral leadership, they made an incredibly generous decision to pour into the lives of young leaders by giving to WJU,” Jim Jessup said. “Transformational leaders are being made here at WJU and this new endowed scholarship will make a huge difference in the lives of young leaders who will impact the Church, even some churches yet to be birthed."

About William Jessup University

Founded in 1939 by William Jessup, the university moved to Rocklin, Calif. in August 2004. WJU is the first and only WASC accredited private four-year Christian university to have its main campus located in the greater Sacramento area, just 25 miles northeast of Sacramento. The university offers degrees in many disciplines, including a BS in Business, Kinesiology, Computer Science and Environmental Science, and a BA in Psychology, Biology, English, Environmental Science, Creative Arts, History, Mathematics, Music, Liberal Studies-Teacher Credentialing, Public Policy, Bible & Theology, Family & Children’s Ministry, Intercultural Studies, Pastoral Ministry, and Youth Ministry.  Jessup also has a School of Professional Studies (SPS), focused on serving adult learners, at its campuses in Rocklin and San Jose. Programs include Addiction Studies, Business Administration, Christian Leadership, Criminal Justice, Modern Middle East Studies, Organizational Leadership, Psychology, Public Administration and a Master of Arts in Teaching.  Slated to begin January 2016, is the Master of Arts in Leadership. Other programs (pending final approvals) will be an MBA, and MA in Education. Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) is also available.  For more information, please visit www.jessup.edu or call 1-844-JESSUPU.

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