You and your church can help educate young adults to serve in churches, schools, and Christian organizations. MF depends on donations of nearly six million Norwegian kroner.
Donations Account Number:
3000 17 41841
You can also give a gift using a payment card.
Donations to MF fall under the category Gaver til forskning ("Gifts for Research"). If you pay taxes to the Norwegian government, you can donate up to 10% of your income to MF and receive a tax deduction. To make use of this, we need your Norwegian personal ID number when reporting the donations. This tax deduction comes in addition to any other donations given to NGOs.
If you are not sure whether or not we have your Norwegian personal ID number, please contact us.
Telephone: 22 590 500
On MinSide you can manage your donations, subscriptions and transaction history at MF.
If you desire to donate regularly, you can create a plan using AvtaleGiro.
You can also log in to MinSide to manage your subscriptions and donations. The first time you register on MinSide, you will need the membership number that is printed on the paper bills we have sent you.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Church Offering to MF
Thank you to all of the congregations that support MF through their offerings!
Since MF is a private educational institution, the Government support we receive is much lower than what public institutions receive. We are therefore dependent upon collecting 5 - 6 million Norwegian kroner per year to sustain the quality of our academic programmes. Church offerings are very important for us to be able to raise this amount.
Suggested announcement in connection with an offering collected for the Norwegian School of Theology:
Our thanksgiving offering today goes to the Norwegian School of Theology (MF). MF educates priests, catechists, deacons, youth workers and teachers in RLE. Many missionaries and workers in Christian organisation have also studied at MF.
Today there are more than 1100 students at MF. Several of these have chosen to study theology; most with the goal towards a future ministry as priests in the Church of Norway. There is currently also a large group of students who are studying to become youth workers through the programme Youth, Culture and Faith. MF will provide these students with a solid education and a thorough preparation to their church ministry.
MF needs both our church's prayers and donations to be able to give young adults a full education that meets the needs of the church in the future. Assuredly, there will be a need for more priests, catechists, youth workers and deacons in the church in years to come. MF desires to take this challenge seriously. We therefore highly recommend this thanksgiving offering.
Suggested prayer during a church service:
Loving God! We pray for the Norwegian School of Theology (MF) and thank you for everything that MF means in church and society. Let MF continue to be a good institution where people can be equipped for ministry. Give the students and employees insight in faith and love for God and man.
We pray that you continue to call new people to studies and ministry, so that Your commission can be continued in faithfulness and prudence.
This we pray, our God and Father!
Donate to a good cause!
In our society, many people have everything, and it can be difficult to know what to ask for as gifts when birthdays and holidays come around.
Why not ask your friends and family to donate a gift to a good cause instead?
You can either collect the donations yourself, make a payment, and receive the full tax deduction, or ask others to donate directly to MF.
If the donations are sent collectively or in connection with an alternative giving plan, use this account:
3000 17 41841.
If the guests are asked to send their donations directly, contact Hildegun Hennum Høeg in advance so that proper arrangements can be made.
Once all of the donations have been collected, you will receive a list of donations given.
Contact Hildegun Hennum Høeg if you have questions concerning donations to MF.
Some people choose to let family and friends give a memorial donation instead of giving flowers at funerals. Such a donation to MF is a gift to the future of the Church. It is with deep respect and appreciation we receive such gifts.
Practically, memorial donations are conducted as follows:
The request for a memorial donation is printed in the obituary along with the account number: 3000 17 41841. Those who attend the funeral or memorial service can have the opportunity to give a gift there, that will be collected and send to MF: All gifts will be collected under the name of the deceased and a list of gifts will be sent to the family.
Contact Hildegun Hennum Høeg if you have questions concerning memorial gifts.
Receiving donations that express a friend of MF's "last wishes" is always very special. Such gifts truly reveal to us people who believe in the work that MF performs. Testamentary donations fill us with gratitude and warm thoughts. There are a few important formalities to follow to make sure that the last wishes of our friends can be honoured.
At MF we have been somewhat reluctant to inform about testamentary donations because we have been afraid that such information can be perceived as unwanted pressure. On the other hand, it is unpleasant when a donation is not given to the desired cause of the deceased due to the formal requirements of a formal will not having being followed.
The formalities that must be followed are not many; but those that exist are all the more important to abide by.
A valid Will:
- Must always be dated
- Must contain the correct name of the recipient: The Norwegian School of Theology (MF)
- Must be signed by two witnesses approved by the author of the will
- Both witnesses must be over 18 years of age and be physically present simultaneously
- The witnesses cannot have any formal ties to MF
- The author of the will must sign the will in the presence of both witnesses
- Both witnesses must sign the will in the presence of the testator (the one creator of the will)
Testamentary Donation Limitations
- If the testator does not have children or heirs, the testator can freely choose how the assets shall be managed after his or her death through their will.
- If the testator has heirs, he or she can decide over 1/3 of the assets that he or she leaves behind.