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Apr
17
2019
Gaynor I. Yancey, D.S.W., professor of social work, Master Teacher and director of the Center for Church and Community Impact at Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work and The Lake Family Endowed Chair in Congregational and Community Health at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, was honored April 12 during the annual Academic Honors Convocation as the 2019 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year.
Apr
16
2019
New Preaching Fellowship Awarded to Graduating Truett Student
Jordan Davis, who will graduate with his master of divinity degree from Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary in May 2019, has been awarded the Seminary’s inaugural Parish Pulpit Fellowship.
Apr
8
2019
What does it mean to be Baylor’s Truett Seminary?
Established in 1991 with classes starting in 1994, George W. Truett Theological Seminary is one of the 12 schools and colleges of Baylor University. As an orthodox, evangelical seminary within the historic Baptist tradition, Truett equips God-called women and men for gospel ministry in concert with the Church through both rigorous academic instruction and intentional spiritual formation. But what does it mean for Truett to be a seminary embedded into a larger university, and not just any university, but Baylor University?
Feb
25
2019
Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary and Texas Baptists have entered into a new agreement between Truett’s Online Certificate Program and the Texas Baptists Office of Chaplaincy Relations. Through this partnership, students will have the opportunity to earn a Certificate of Chaplaincy Ministry.
Feb
19
2019
Baylor’s Truett Seminary Appoints Dr. Angela Gorrell as Assistant Professor of Practical Theology
Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary Dean Todd D. Still has announced the appointment of Dr. Angela Gorrell as Assistant Professor of Practical Theology. She will join the Truett Seminary faculty on August 1, 2019 following the retirement of Dr. Ron Cook effective May 31, 2019.
Feb
18
2019
Baylor’s Truett Seminary Appoints Dr. Rebecca Poe Hays as Assistant Professor of Christian Scriptures
Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary Dean Todd D. Still has announced the appointment of Dr. Rebecca Poe Hays as Assistant Professor of Christian Scriptures (Old Testament/Hebrew Bible). She will join the Truett Seminary faculty on August 1, 2019 following the retirement of Dr. Lai Ling Ngan effective May 31, 2019.
Feb
11
2019
Truett MDiv Student Elizabeth Perkins Nominated to Preach at Broadway Baptist Church
Baylor University’s Truett Seminary Master of Divinity student Elizabeth Perkins has been nominated by the Truett faculty to preach at Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas on February 27 at 6:00pm for Martha Stearns Marshall Month of Preaching.
Jan
17
2019
Spring 2019 Convocation Address: Via, Veritas, Vita
Dean Todd D. Still gave the Spring 2019 Convocation Address for George W. Truett Theological Seminary on January 15, 2019.
Jan
17
2019
Student Q&A: Anna Beth Mann
Meet Anna Beth Mann, a second-semester Master of Divinity student from Birmingham, Alabama, who studied non-profit marketing at Baylor University with a minor in religion focused on practical ministry.
Jan
16
2019
Students, faculty, and staff were kept busy during the Fall 2018 semester at Truett Seminary. Read about lectures and events, faculty searches, and the graduation of 29 students in December.
Dec
31
2018
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.
Dec
27
2018
Filling Pulpits: Supply Preaching at Baylor's Truett Seminary
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.
Nov
7
2018
Q&A with Jack Bodenhamer, Assistant Director of Ministry Connections
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.
Nov
6
2018
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.
Nov
6
2018
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.
Nov
6
2018
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.
Nov
6
2018
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.
Nov
6
2018
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.
Oct
2
2018
Youth Ministry Initiative Updates
Truett Seminary is currently exploring opportunities to expand youth ministry offerings at the Seminary. New course offerings in 2019 will continue to support this initiative.
Sep
28
2018
Announcing Dr. Matt Homeyer as Assistant Dean for External Affairs for Baylor's Truett Seminary
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.
Sep
24
2018
Truett Travels Summer 2018
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.
Sep
17
2018
Student Q&A: Julia Wallace
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.
Aug
21
2018
Fall 2018 Convocation Address: Post Tenebras Lux
Dean Todd D. Still gave the Fall 2018 Convocation Address for George W. Truett Theological Seminary on August 21, 2018.
Jun
11
2018
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.
Jun
7
2018
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.
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