Cultivate exists to develop Christlike character in university students so they can grow God's kingdom.
Kyle Vens is the director of Cultivate, a ministry devoted to developing Christlike character in university students so they can grow God’s kingdom.
After growing in his Christlike character through Cultivate as a college student at Oakland University, Kyle was named director of the ministry in 2019. Kyle’s spiritual gifts of shepherding, teaching, and leadership were all shaped over three years as an undergraduate psychology student from 2016-2019, making him a great fit to share his experience with a new generation of college students at Oakland University and beyond.
Each student who commits to Cultivate is welcomed into a two year process where their Christlike character is developed in a variety of intentional ways. Through one-on-one mentoring, ministry skill development, and theological training, each student experiences growth in their mind, heart, and abilities to lead others spiritually.
Cultivate has been discipling university students since 2013, with over 50 alumni going into various vocations with a single focus to grow God’s kingdom. Whether in full-time ministry or the marketplace, Cultivate alumni are trusted and sought-after spiritual leaders as a result of their time being intentionally developed.
Donate to Cultivate
In order to sustain their work of developing Christlike character in university students, we invite you to make a one-time or recurring donation which will be designated toward the work of our branch Cultivate. All gifts given are tax deductible. Abide Ministries partners with Donorbox to enable donors to make one time and recurring donations, while allowing them to manage their own giving in a safe, secure, and reliable environment.
Online gifts can be made using the form on this page, or at https://donorbox.org/cultivate. You can make one-time or recurring gifts using credit cards, debit cards, or bank transfers. All transactions are processed through Donorbox (a Stripe partner) for the highest level of security and convenience. Once you make a gift, you can manage your gift at www.donorbox.org.
Check gifts can be made out to: Abide Ministries and sent to PO Box 101, Clawson, MI 48017.
Please add “Cultivate” to the memo line of all check gifts. For any questions regarding giving, please email [email protected]
STOCK / MUTUAL FUND GIFTS
Most U.S. brokerage firms can quickly and easily transfer your gift of stock or mutual funds to Cultivate electronically. Click here for details to give to your broker.
IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER
If you are age 70 1⁄2 or older, you can make gifts from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) directly to Cultivate without paying income tax on the withdrawal. Click here for instructions on how to make an IRA Charitable Rollover.