While many of the fall preparations I have discussed over the past few weeks may seem mostly technical or operational in nature, I want to take a moment to call our collective attention to a core tenet of the mission of Baylor University, especially in the midst of a pandemic -- creating a caring Christian community.
George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) have entered into a collaborative agreement between Truett Seminary’s Online Certificate Program and the BGAV Ministry Equipping Network in order to create several new opportunities for ministers and lay-people to earn an Advanced Certificate of Ministry.
Baylor’s focus on offering a distinctly Christian educational environment includes cultivating thought leaders who can help congregations answer the call of societal challenges. Dr. Stephanie Boddie, an assistant professor of church and community ministries at Baylor, is one of those leading the way. Boddie is known nationally for her research on congregation-based social services and …
WACO, Texas (March 25, 2020) – In a difficult and ever-changing time of crisis surrounding the spread of coronavirus, the basic needs of health and safety come first. But as these basic physiological needs are met, the more advanced care for spiritual and mental health can remain overlooked or ignored altogether.
As course instruction moves online due to the precautions taken to avoid the spread of Covid-19, chapel has reformatted to meet students where they are. The spring series of chapel will be available to view every Monday & Wednesday on multiple platforms: Instagram, Facebook, and Vimeo.
As churches seek to help members discover God’s calling on their lives, they face three key challenges—to involve multiple generations in ministry, provide long-term religious education and teach Christians how to apply their faith in day-to-day experiences, according to initial findings of Baylor University’s Soundings project.