This spring, Truett Seminary DeLancey Dean and Hinson Professor Todd D. Still will be based in Glasgow, Scotland for eight weeks so that he might serve as the William Barclay Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Trinity College of the University of Glasgow, Scotland.
Supply preaching is just one of the many services offered by the Office of Ministry Connections, but it is one that has recently seen an exciting increase in momentum, both in student interest and for local churches. In 2018, about two students each week filled the pulpits of local churches, totaling over 130 pulpits filled by Truett students during the year.
Jack Bodenhamer was recently appointed to the role of Assistant Director of Ministry Connections at Baylor’s Truett Seminary. Jack previously served as a Career Advisor at Truett and in Baylor’s Office of Career and Professional Development and as the Pastor of First Baptist Church Elm Mott.
What if you wanted to plant and/or manage a church? Or what if you were called to be out in the non-profit or for-profit world and be a minister? Many are called to work out in the field as well as pastor a church. Good examples are Paul and Lydia using their businesses to fund their ministry.
Your credit score affects many of your monthly bills as well as deposits for new utility services. The cost of your mortgage, auto loans, student loans, insurance, rent, and credit cards are adjusted based on your credit score. If your credit score is too low, you may not be able to get credit. Credit scores typically range from 300 to 850. Scores above 700 are considered good with the 800s considered excellent.
Being a successful entrepreneur is a matter of marrying your skillset with a need(s) in the market. What needs have you seen in your community? Once you have a number of ideas for businesses, you will need to decide how much time you are willing to devote to this new business and how much money you want to make. This will eliminate some of the ideas on the list.
So, what is a “side hustle”? It is defined as a money-making project you start on the side usually while keeping your day job. So, what does a side hustle look like? It could be as simple as starting a dog walking business, a lawn mowing business in the summer, or baby-sitting. It could be as complicated as mobile car wash, software development, online tutoring, or selling your arts and crafts.
George W. Truett Theological Seminary and Texas Baptists have entered into a collaborative agreement between Truett Seminary’s Online Certificate Program and the Texas Baptists Preschool & Children’s Certification Program in order to create a Joint Certificate Program that will provide students with the opportunity to earn an Advanced Certificate of Ministry.
On October 15, 2018, Matt Homeyer, MDiv ‘07, DMin ‘16, will begin his service at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary in the newly created position of Assistant Dean for External Affairs. Dr. Homeyer previously served as the Director of Ministry Connections at Truett.
This past summer, many of Truett Seminary’s faculty and staff took the opportunity to travel abroad, including Dr. Terry York and Jan Cason, who journeyed to Northrise University in Zambia, and Dr. Kimlyn Bender, who traveled to Cambridge, England.
Meet Julia Wallace, a joint master of divinity/master of social work student, and learn about her passion for the local church, her recent travels to Auschwitz, and her experience as a woman pursuing a call to ministry at Truett Seminary.
On June 1, 2018, Dr. Joel C. Gregory, Professor of Preaching and Holder of the George W. Truett Endowed Chair in Preaching and Evangelism, commenced his service as the Director of the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Gregory is taking over the role of Director from Dr. W. Hulitt Gloer, who retired from Truett Seminary at the end of the spring 2018 semester.
This past May, Truett Seminary’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Christian Ministry and Church Music Dr. Terry York and Financial Manager Jan Cason traveled to Ghana at the invitation of Dora Bortey, DMin ’04. Bortey is the founder and director of L.I.F.E. (Living For El-Shaddai) Ministries, an organization that focuses on reaching children and teenagers for Jesus Christ.
In May 2018, Dr. Hulitt Gloer led a team of Truett students to visit the Monastery of Christ in the Desert in New Mexico. This experience is one that will continue to impact those who attended for years to come.
Truett Seminary alumnus Dr. Dan Bellamy (MDiv ’06, DMin ‘15) is fulfilling his call to ministry in a unique and interesting way. Bellamy—known as "Dr. Dan"—is the founder of Inflatable Stories, through which he creates balloon sculptures to share the gospel with audiences nationwide. Though he long felt both his call to ministry and his passion for balloon art, it wasn’t until recently that God brought the two together in the form of Inflatable Stories.
Many of those pursuing theological education through Truett Seminary’s online Certificate Program are bi-vocational ministers who are not able to attend seminary as full-time students. It was with these students in mind that the Certificate Program’s new preaching course was designed.
The 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world have been identified in a survey by the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Scholars of homiletics made the selections from nearly 800 nominees.
A budget is nothing more than a written plan as to how you are going to spend your money for a set period of time. Research shows that people are better at managing their money if they plan for their income and expenditures. It is easy to spend money on discretionary items before you pay your bills. Often, that leaves you short for the month.
Usually when we talk about financial stewardship in relation to ministry, we are talking about giving to the church. However, it is just as important that as individuals, families, and businesses, we are good stewards of God’s provision. God’s Word tells us that everything we have has come from the Lord. So how well are we managing God’s money?
Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary Dean Todd D. Still has announced the appointment of Scott M. Gibson, DPhil, and Jared E. Alcántara, PhD, as the Seminary's newest faculty members. Both Dr. Gibson and Dr. Alcántara will begin their service at Baylor on July 1.
Over Spring Break, a group of 26 Truett students, faculty, and friends journeyed to Israel for a 10-day Holy Land tour, beginning in Tel Aviv on the outskirts of Jaffa and traveling by way of Magdala, Nazareth, Bethlehem, and other biblical and historical locations, concluding with the Mount of Olives and the Garden Tomb.
Dr. W. Hulitt Gloer, Holder of the David E. Garland Professor of Preaching & Christian Scriptures and Director of the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching, shares advice for preaching in the season of Lent as well as some interesting (and humorous) information about himself.