On March 20th, 2007, Paul W. Powell, the dean of George W. Truett Theological Seminary presented 10 students with Certificates of Ministry to recognize their successful completion of the Truett Seminary Certificate of Ministry Program. This non-degree, home study program is under the direction of Larry Givens. It was developed several years ago to meet the needs of those who wish to further their education but who are unable to attend the seminary in residence. The Certificate of Ministry Program has over 170 students enrolled, with students in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, New Jersey, Florida, Mississippi and California. The program is also now available in Spanish.