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 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.