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. Alc ntara, PhD, as the Seminary's newest faculty members. Both Dr. Gibson and Dr. Alc ntara 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.
Robert Creech and co-author Joe Trull have published Ethics for Christian Ministry, which addresses both current and perennial ethical issues and offers guidance for developing a personal code of ethics.
Dr. Robert A. Kolb, Professor Emeritus at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO, will deliver a 3-part lecture series entitled, "What Did Martin Luther Change, and Why?" for the 2017 Parchman Endowed Lecture Series on Oct. 24-25. All events are free and open to the public and will be held in the Paul W. Powell Chapel at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
Richard Baggett and his wife, Miwes, began serving as a bivocational chaplain at Gateway RV Park in the Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2016. The year before, at age 70, Baggett had completed a two-year ministry certificate program at Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. And with the couple’s 40-plus years of spare-time RV-ing — plus a pleasant year of living in the Valley more than 40 years ago — the opportunity seemed a perfect fit. For Baggett, “the certification worked out marvelously,” he said. “It gave me the credentials I needed. I didn’t have to go in debt to do it. And I didn’t have to mess with Greek and Hebrew.” “Being a chaplain is called ‘a ministry of presence,’” he said. “You’re there as much as you can – potluck, bingo, sitting and talking and mingling so they get to know you as a person, an RV-er instead of just as a chaplain.”
Come and explore the possibility of walking as a pilgrim and witness along an ancient pilgrim trail in May-June 2018. Dr. Stroope and a group of Truett students will join pilgrims from all over Europe, and those who have walked the Via Francigena since the 10th century, on a journey from Canterbury, England, through France, Switzerland, and Italy, to Rome. This three-hour credit class (Summer 1) will afford the opportunity to explore the ancient and modern traditions of pilgrimage, to visit primary sites of the medieval church, to give and receive witness to/from fellow pilgrims, and to seek God through prayer, walking, reflection, and conversation. Two information meetings will be held on Aug 30th and Sept 1st, both at 11:00am in room 236. Space is limited and selection is by application only.