Jane Wilson, M.S.Ed, M.R.E.

W. Winfred and Elizabeth Moore Visiting Professor of Ministry Guidance
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W. Winfred and Elizabeth Moore Visiting Professor of Ministry Guidance

Education
  • M.S.Ed, Baylor University
  • Master of Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.S.Ed, Baylor University
Biography

Jane Wilson has served as the Winfred and Elizabeth Moore Visiting Professor of Ministry Guidance each Spring Term since 2015. She serves as the Youth Ministry Specialist for Texas Baptists (Baptist General Convention of Texas), a position she has held since 2000.  She also leads the “Called” emphasis for Texas Baptists, networking and resourcing church staff members and their students who are sensing a call to vocational Christian ministry. Her professional life has centered on Youth Ministry in the local church, and she has served churches in Texas and Louisiana in the position of Youth Minister.  She has written extensively in the areas of youth Bible study curriculum, youth devotional materials, and youth worker leadership materials. She is a founding member of the National Youth Sunday School Associates Network. 

Academic Interests and Research

Educational principles of teaching and curriculum writing; administrative practices of Youth/Student ministers in the local church; cultivating students sensing a call to vocational Christian ministry

Professional Awards, Affiliations, and Activities

Recipient of the “Award of Merit” as an Outstanding Young Graduate of Baylor University on Young Graduates Day, 1983

Faculty, Baylor University Conference on Youth Ministry

Faculty, Glorieta Conference Center Sunday School Weeks

Faculty, Youth Ministry Lab, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Graduate Program Advisory Committee, Master of Arts in Youth Ministry Degree, Howard Payne University

Guest speaker: Baptist University of the Americas, Dallas Theological Seminary, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Hardin-Simmons University, Howard Payne University,  Logsdon School of Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Keynote speaker, Women’s Conferences and Retreats

Leadership Conference Speaker for the State Baptist Conventions of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Tennessee, and LifeWay Christian Resources

Writer, LifeWay Christian Resources:

  • Encounter and essential connection: youth devotional and leisure reading magazines
  • StraighTrak: Teen Bible Studies on Current Issues
  • Youth Explore the Bible, Youth in Discovery, and Known Youth Bible Study Curriculum
  • Ephesians:  One Body in Christ (Nashville: Convention Press, 1997)
  • The J Files:  Follow Christ’s Example, co-authored with Calvin Miller, (Nashville: Convention Press, 1997)
  • Essentials for Life after High School, youth Bible study materials

Writer, youth worker leadership material, Student Life Publishing, Birmingham, Alabama

Writer, youth worker leadership material, smallyouthgroup.com

 

Courses Taught at Baylor
  • REL 2480  Introduction to Ministry