Truett Seminary's extension campus in Austin offers a limited number of courses to students in Austin, San Antonio, and the surrounding areas. Classes begin January 2014.
The Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration program prepares students for numerous ministerial contexts, including congregations, religious non-profits, religiously affiliated organizations, and church agencies.
The Ultimate Training Camp is a high intensity sports practicum for college & pro athletes. We tackle the issue of how to integrate faith and sport on the field of competition.
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"Theology and Sociology" - Does sociology challenge theology in the way that other modern sciences have? Is there a "Christian sociology?"
The Parchman Endowed Lectures welcomes Dr. Geoffrey Wainwright, the Robert Earl Cushman Professor Emeritus of Christian Theology at Duke Divinity School on October 9th and 10th. The title of his lecture series is: "Faith, Hope and Love: The Ecumenical Trio of Virtues."
The echoing voice of Rev. Vashti McKenzie reverberated through the regular Tuesday chapel service for Truett Seminary students at the Paul Powell Chapel.
McKenzie is the first woman to hold the position of bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Her initial election to the 18th Episcopal District in 2000, which McKenzie called "breaking the stained glass barrier," was the culmination of a long history of women pastors in the church. McKenzie has since been elected to preside over the 13th Episcopal District and she currently serves as the bishop of the 10th district of the church, which consists of the entire state of Texas.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2012) -- Hypocrisy among Christians isn't what bothers most of the unchurched, but rather "bloody denominational struggles and church fighting in-house'' -- a marked contrast to Jesus' "undogmatic openness," said David Garland, Ph.D., dean of Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary during its fall convocation.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 22, 2012) -- The Right Rev. Vashti McKenzie -- a former journalist and broadcaster who broke the "stained-glass ceiling" when she was elected the first female bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church's 200-year history - will speak on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University.
Dr. Craig Barnes, the Robert Meneilly Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will be our featured presenter at the Fall Preaching Convocation & Workshop, September 24-25, 2012.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 10, 2012)- As summer nears an end, nearly 500 Baylor students will receive their diplomas during Baylor University's annual summer commencement at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Ferrell Center. Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary will hold its commencement ceremony for 32 graduates at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the seminary's Powell Chapel.
WACO, Texas (May 10, 2012) - Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary will confer degrees upon 50 graduates and present special awards during the seminary's commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the First Baptist Church, Waco, 500 Webster Ave.
Dr. Kimlyn Bender, associate professor of theology and philosophy at the University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, S.D., will present the annual Willson-Addis Endowed Lecture in Practical Christianity at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 27, in Paul W. Powell Chapel of George W. Truett Theological Seminary on the Baylor University campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Baylor University announces a gift from the estate of Charles DeLancey establishing the Charles J. and Eleanor McLerran DeLancey Endowed Chair for the Dean of George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
Truett Seminary and the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching will welcome Dr. Ben Witherington III, the Jean R. Amos Professor of New Testament at Asbury Seminary, for the 2013 Winter Pastors' School. The dates have been changed to March 4th-6th. Registration begins January 7th.
After a nearly two-and-a-half-year search, First Baptist Church-Shreveport will welcome a new senior pastor to its pulpit.
Dr. Jeffrey A. Raines, formerly associate pastor of First Baptist Church, Amarillo, will be installed as the 21st pastor of the historic Shreveport church on Sunday, March 4, during the 10:30 a.m. service.
Raines was overwhelming accepted in a called church conference Jan. 8 following morning worship during which he preached before the congregation for the first time.
In presenting the Senior Pastor Search Committee's formal recommendation to the church, chairman John Odom Jr., said, "We are unanimous in our conviction that God has led us to this man and that he has placed it on this man's heart to come and lead our congregation. We believe strongly that your patience and faithfulness is about to be rewarded."
Raines and wife Darcie are both graduates of Baylor University. Raines also has a Master's of Divinity degree from Truett Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary. The Raines are parents to sons Mark, 9, and Bereket, 3.
"We are excited about the future of First Baptist-Shreveport and are honored to be part of such a great congregation," Raines said. He said his "calling and passion is to pursue God's mission by engaging and equipping the church to proclaim Christ in word and deed. We look forward to God's work in this church in the days to come."
Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, associate professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University, presented his lecture "Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson and the Contest for Religious Liberty in Revolutionary Virginia" at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, in the Paul W. Powell Chapel of George W. Truett Theological Seminary on the Baylor campus.
The lecture is a part of The W. C. Dobbs Endowed Lectureship in Applied Christianity series, which was established in 1995 by Dr. W. C. Dobbs, retired professor of Christian ethics at Mobile College of Mobile, Ala.
Women may be gaining ground in the business world, but the role of women ministers in the church is an ongoing topic of interest for an upcoming conference at Baylor.
George W. Truett Theological Seminary is hosting the sixth annual Women in Ministry conference sponsored by the Baptist General Convention of Texas from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to discuss issues related to this question.
Ten years ago this week, more than 1,000 guests attended the official dedication of George W. Truett Seminary's new Baugh-Reynolds Campus. The new facility brought pastoral education back to the main Baylor campus for the first time since 1910, when Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (which began as Baylor Theological Seminary) left Waco for Fort Worth. [...]
Texas Baptists are partnering with Truett Seminary to present the sixth Women in Ministry
conference on March 5, 2012
on the Truett Seminary campus.