Truett Seminary to Host Two Services As 25th Anniversary Year Begins
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WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2015) – Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary will have a Service of Dedication at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, and a Convocation and Installation Service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25. Both events will be held in the Paul Powell Chapel at Truett Seminary.
The services are in honor of the new academic year, Truett’s 25th anniversary and Todd Still, Ph.D., the seminary’s new dean. The Service of Dedication will include music by Shelly Jennings of Nashville, Tennessee, a sermon by Matt Snowden, Ph.D., pastor of First Baptist Church Waco, and a Litany of Dedication for Still, who holds the titles of The Charles J. and Eleanor McLerran DeLancey Dean of George W. Truett Theological Seminary and The William M. Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures.
The Convocation and Installation Service will include remarks from Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, seminary lecturer Dennis Wiles, Ph.D., and Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H., Baylor's executive vice president and provost. Still will deliver the sermon titled “The End of Theological Education?”
“We warmly welcome, indeed strongly encourage, members of the Baylor family and friends of the seminary to join us for these special services," Still said. "The Seminary community has much for which to be grateful as we celebrate the past, anticipate the future and dedicate ourselves afresh to the work and witness to which the Lord has called us. We both need and value your prayers and support. Your presence at these special occasions would be perceived and received as a gift.”
Both services are open to the public. The seminary is located on the Baylor campus at 1100 S. 3rd St.
by Spencer Cutright, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805
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ABOUT GEORGE W. TRUETT THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary provides theological education leading to the Master of Divinity, the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, the Master of Theological Studies, or the Doctor of Ministry degrees that are centered in the gospel of Jesus Christ and consistent with historic Baptist commitments to prepare persons to carry this gospel to the churches and the world. Within the M.Div. degree program, students can choose concentrations in Biblical Studies and Theology, Christian Education, Ministry Leadership, Missions and World Christianity, Worship Leadership, Spiritual Formation, Sports Ministry, and Youth/Family/Student Ministry. Truett Seminary also offers four Dual Degree programs – an M.Div./MSW and MTS/MSW through a partnership with Baylor’s School of Social Work, an M.Div./Master of Music through a partnership with the Baylor’s School of Music, an M.Div./MBA through a partnership with Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, and an M.Div./J.D. degree through a partnership with Baylor’s School of Law. Visit www.baylor.edu/truett to learn more.