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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 16, 2020


 

 

CENTRAL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OF THE BIBLE IS APPROVED FOR A MABEE FOUNDATION CHALLENGE GRANT

MOBERLY, Mo. – Central Christian College of the Bible has announced that it has received a challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation to support the renovation of Spurling Hall, one of the three residence halls on campus. 

 

The Mabee Foundation, since its formation in 1948, has made grants totalling over $1.2 billion, $1 million of which has been gifted to Central Christian College of the Bible to partially fund the construction of campus facilities, including the Reese Resource Center, Mabee Foundation Hall, and the Walton Student Center.

 

The most recent grant request was made in August and was approved by the Mabee Foundation Trustees in October.  To qualify, CCCB first identified over $330,000 in giving commitments to the project from its own supporters.  The Foundation approved a $165,000 challenge grant that will be given when the remainder of the $825,000 funding is identified and the project is completed.

 

“I am pleased that our Trustees took the step of faith to get this project started and that God has provided the funds necessary to qualify for this generous grant,” said Dr. David Fincher, CCCB President.  “Our team looks forward to telling the story of Spurling Hall in the coming months to those who want to keep it available in the best possible living conditions as a residence hall for ladies who study at Central Christian College of the Bible.”

 

Spurling Hall has been closed for 2 years for evaluation by L&J Development of Moberly, Missouri.  They will complete the renovation of Spurling Hall during early 2021 with a goal of reopening for student residents in the fall 2021 semester. 

 

Spurling Hall was constructed in 1968 for female residential students. Other than minor repairs and improvements, this will be the first major renovation. “The foundation and structure of Spurling Hall are solid,” remarks Jeff Lawrence of L&J Development. “This renovation will enhance the education experience of our female students for several more decades.”

 

To donate towards this project, visit cccb.edu/give and mention “Spurling Hall” in the notes. 

 

Founded in 1957, Central Christian College of the Bible’s mission is to develop servant-leaders for the church. CCCB is nationally accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education and offers associates, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees through 10 areas of study in Bible and ministry careers and over 25 programs in other marketplace ministry careers in collaboration with other colleges and universities. 

 

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For further questions or more information, please contact publicrelations@cccb.edu or call (660) 263-3900. 

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