Help us support and train Christian leaders with discipleship and financial support!

Welcome to the 222 Foundation

Equipping and supporting future Christian ministry leaders


Why the name “222 Foundation”?

We are all about equipping the next generation of Christian leaders. 

2 Timothy 2:2 (222) -

“The things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others”

Biblical basis for the 222 Foundation

We are to owe nothing – 

  • Romans 13:8 – ”Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another fulfills the law”

We are to support those who are teaching God’s Word :

  • Galatians 6:6 – “Let the one who is taught the Word share all good things with the one who teaches“

We need to mentor and disciple those who are called to shepherd the church:


  • 1 Peter 5:2 – “Shepherd the flock of God under you” 

Why is this needed?

There is a continued increase in disparity

between pastoral salary and seminary cost:

  • Avg. nationwide salary for Senior Pastor and Youth Pastor is $57,323 and $36,312, respectively (1)

  • Cost of Tuition and Fees for Master’s in Divinity program at following schools (not inclusive of additional fees and living expenses):

  • Trinity Evangelical Divinity School -$61,335 (87 credit hours)
  • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - $51,744 (88 credit hours)

(1) - Information courtesy of


Quotes from Seminary Students / Pastors we've spoken to:

"There are pastors needed in the inner city with theological training, however, the cost of seminary is prohibitive to them attending"

"As I went through Seminary, the Bible became a textbook for me and not the Word of God that I love!  Man, I wish I had that mentoring during seminary"

"What a relief this ministry takes off the load of students to be able to focus and engage on their ministry, post-seminary.....and yet understand how to practically apply what they're learning!"

Coming events - This Fall!!

October 2018 - 

Fall Fundraiser - Get connected with a Ministry Champion today to come to our Fall fundraiser.   We will be raising money for scholarships for and mentoring for future Christian Ministry Leaders.  100% of funds received will go to the students!!

Contact Bjorn Olsen, Executive Director, at or 224-655-1902 for more information.

Prayer requests

  • For God to raise up the right student partners for the 222 Foundation
  • Pray for just the right ministry partners who have a heart for theological education and supporting future Christian ministry leaders
  • Pray that God would provide further volunteer mentors who will encourage and disciple 222's student partners
  • Wisdom for Fall kick-off event  

How can I partner with 222?

  • Prayer - Pray for wisdom as noted in Prayer Requests
  • Apply to be a volunteer mentor - Details to come in Fall 2018 on how to be a volunteer student mentor


  • Support the ministry financially - Give a recurring monthly gift of $25, $50, $100, $500 per month or more or give a one-time gift to the ministry
  • Be a Founding Partner of 222 - Individual or Corporate Sponsors that give $10,000 or more in 2018 will be recognized by a (A) permanent plaque in the 222 Foundation office (B) in press releases (C) website recognition and Foundation events for 2018 and 2019.
  • Student Sponsor – Give at the $5,000 per year level or above and 222 will partner you with a specific student to pray and encourage during their year of partnership
  • Naming Sponsor for 2019 Golf Outing - For a gift received in 2018, $20,000 rate for committing early to be Event Title Sponsor for 222’s Annual Golf outing on May 13, 2019 which will include, amongst other things, Founding Partner status, 16 complimentary golfers and event recognition
  • Considering a major gift to 222? - If you are considering a major gift to 222 or are involved in estate planning and want to include 222 in your plans, contact us.  We'd love to discuss how we can serve and partner with you.
  • Leverage a matching Corporate Gift – Work for Allstate, Baxter, Boeing, United etc. with a matching charitable gift program? Have them match your gift to 222. Contact us for more information

Details on where to send financial gifts are noted below In CONTACT US. 

About Us

What are we doing?

The 222 Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity that was founded to invest in the future Christian ministry leaders of the world in three key areas:

Personal growth - We mentor student partners as they grow in their roles within their family and ministry

Academic growth - We desire to financially partner with students to relieve the debt burden coming out of Seminary. This will allow student partners to focus more on their ministries once Biblical training is completed.

Spiritual growth - We provide periodic encouragement through the calendar year by assigning mentors and prayer partners to students to encourage their

growth in personal spiritual development

(Bible study, reading and prayer life), evangelism, equipping others and growth in the Fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)

Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we're doing to help equip future Christian ministry leaders? Let us know! We are always looking for partners to help us make this vision a reality. 

Send us your email below in CONTACT US!

Thank You

Whether you help through praying for the 222 Foundation and our partners. monetary donations, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you! We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 


May 13, 2019 - 222 Foundation Golf Outing

Love golf? Want to support the 222 Foundation? Combine both of them!

Save the date for the 222 Foundation Annual Golf Outing at beautiful Boulder Ridge Country Club in Lake in the Hills, Illinois.  

Sign up today for a foursome!!  Contact Bjorn Olsen, Executive Director, at or 224-655-1902.

Golf, Food, Fellowship and Auction items

Participate in a scramble golf tournament with fun events, come to the dinner and enjoy auction items (including sports memorabilia) that will all help support students growing in their ability to be future Christian leaders!

Partner with us! Sponsorships available!

- Interested in being a Named Sponsor or Corporate Sponsor for the golf event?  Partnering in this way gives great visibility for your business and provides Named Sponsor to have the title The "Your Name" 2019 222 Foundation Golf Outing.  Named sponsorship also includes four foursomes for golf.  

- Interested in sponsoring a hole or the luncheon?    

For all of these opportunities - contact Bjorn Olsen, Executive Director, at or 224-655-1902 for more information.  

Sign up today! 

Contact Us

Want to learn more and be added to our mailing list? Want to get involved? Potentially interested in being considered as a student partner in 2019? Ideas for the 222 Foundation? We would love to hear from you! E-mail us at: Alternatively, you may fill out the contact information below!

We would love to hear from you!  Any questions feel free to contact us!

Financial gifts can be made out and sent to:

222 Foundation

119 North Avenue. Barrington Illinois 60010

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Your financial support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals of shepherding future Christian leaders. Your generous donations will fund our mission.

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