Emanuel University of Oradea is a Christian university and seminary founded by Emanuel Baptist Church in Oradea, Romania. The origins of the university began as an underground School of the Prophets that God used to train men for ministry during the communist years. They would meet in clandestine places and were at times taught by ‘tourists’ from the U.S.
The president of the university, Dr. Paul Negrut, expresses the university’s purpose as a, “Christian university to help students understand the reason they were born and discover God’s purpose for their life. We want to motivate students to make their future plans according to God’s plan for them. We believe that our responsibility is to equip people for the work of service in the body of Christ so they are ready to commit themselves to God, our Creator.”
While the university has an undergraduate degree in pastoral theology, no graduate degree currently exists. Their desire is to establish an endowed chair that will allow the university to hire a professor and scholarship students to participate in this program.
The goal is to endow this chair with $500,000. This is a legacy project in that the endowment will use the interest off the principal amount to continue to fund professorships and provide student scholarships for years to come.
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