Chicago Training School for Home and Foreign Missions

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Chicago Training School for Home and Foreign Missions was a training school in Chicago for missionaries associated with the Methodist Church. It was founded by Lucy Rider Meyer in 1885 and was described as "the largest training school of its kind in the country"[1] and awarded the degree of Bachelor of Religious Service (BRS).[2]

Norman Wait Harris, a Chicago bank executive, was president of the school's board of trustees and donated land and buildings to the school.[1]

In 1930, the school was merged into the Garrett Biblical Institute in Evanston, Illinois, which later became the Garrett–Evangelical Theological Seminary.


  1. ^ a b "Norman Wait Harris". National Cyclopedia of American Biography 17. 1927. p. 323. Retrieved February 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ortha Lane (1894-1983) Papers, 1921-1932". Iowa Women's Archives, University of Iowa Libraries. Retrieved February 10, 2012.