Faith Groups Vie to Win Free Hobby Lobby Property

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A contest to win a free 217-acre campus in Northfield, Mass., is now down to two finalists.

The property is owned by the Green family, owners of the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby.

The Oklahoma family poured more than $5 million into renovating the former seminary campus. They then pledged to give away the property for free to the right Christian organization.

The competition is now down to the Southern Baptist Convention's North American Mission Board andGrand Canyon University Foundation of Phoenix.

The North American Mission Board said they would use the campus as a training site for missionaries and church planters.

Grand Canyon University wants to establish a second campus. They say as many as 4,800 undergraduates could live on site and it could become a stand-alone university in a few years.

A final decision on who will get the property is expected within the next month.

Who do you think should get the free campus? Tweet us your vote @CBNNews using #FreeCampus.

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