Spring 2020 Upcoming Events at Truett Seminary

January 9, 2020

This Spring, Truett Seminary is thrilled to offer a number of exciting opportunities for our friends and alumni. Please find a list of upcoming events (many of them free!) happening January through June at Truett Seminary:

January 17-18: Certificate Program Scripture Seminar – Malachi

This course, taught by Dr. Dennis Tucker, will consider the historical, social, and religious issues that gave rise to the prophetic book of Malachi during the post-exilic period. The 2-day seminar is open to anyone but with priority given to Certificate Program students.

January 24-25: Alongside Ministry Innovation Conference (FREE)

The mission of Baylor’s Truett Seminary is to equip ministers for service in and alongside Christ’s Church. At the Alongside Ministry Innovation Conference, we will celebrate the wide variety of calls that God places on our lives, inspiring, encouraging, and equipping those who have been called to Kingdom-work alongside and beyond the church.

January 27-28: E.K. Bailey Memorial Preaching Event (FREE)

The 2020 E.K. Bailey Memorial Preaching Event will feature Dr. James Thompson, Pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas.

February 5: Beth Moore Book Event at Truett Seminary

Registration is now open to hear author and speaker Beth Moore at Truett Seminary on February 5th at 7:00pm. At the event, Beth will introduce her new book "Chasing Vines - Finding your way to an immensely fruitful life." Registration is $25 and includes a signed copy of "Chasing Vines." Seating is limited.

February 6: Minister’s Taxes 101 (FREE)

The Minister’s Taxes 101 workshop will cover topics including defining who is a "Minister for Tax Purposes," learning how Social Security rules apply to you, and understanding a minister's housing allowance. The workshop is led by Betsy Willis, CPA and faculty member at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.

February 15: Fundraising & Nonprofits from Start to Viability (FREE)

These two workshops will offer beneficial resources, best practices, and training for both churches and nonprofit work. The “Fundraising” workshop, led by Scott Morton, International Funding Coach for The Navigators, will provide information about raising money for your ministry. The “Nonprofits from Start to Viability” workshop, led by Raymond Teske, professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, will help attendees save time, energy, and missteps in creating and running a nonprofit.

February 20: “Always On” Seminar with Dr. Angela Gorrell (FREE)

Ever increasing amounts of our lives involve digital media that is always on. For good or for bad, we are beings linked to content on screens. As Christians, we are compelled to ask how our faith is shaped by our connection to digital media. As ministers, we are equally compelled to ask how we minister faithfully in this cultural context. Dr. Angela Gorrell’s book, Always On: practicing faith in a new media landscape is a timely and helpful guide for these times. This 1-day seminar with Dr. Gorrell will examine how we might faithfully navigate a new media landscape. The seminar will be held February 20th from 11:00am to 1:30pm in the Truett Great Hall.

February 24-25: Science and Christian Ministry Conference (FREE)

The Science & Christian Ministry Conference will address the relationship of theology and science specifically for seminary students, and for all those tasked with serving in the church. This 2-day conference will highlight presentations and workshops by four national speakers to address topics that pastors and churches encounter in their public ministries. Topics include: Science and the Bible, Pastoral Care and Mental Illness, Engaging the World and Stewardship of Creation, and The Relationship of Theology and Natural Science.

February 28: Texas Baptist Women in Ministry Conference

Co-hosted by Truett Seminary and Texas Baptist Women in Ministry, the annual Texas Baptist Women in Ministry Conference is a day of affirmation, encouragement, advocacy, and inspiration. Participants will join together for worship, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and meals that will all give opportunities to network and fellowship. Women and men who support women in ministry are welcome, as well as students discerning a call to ministry.

March 23-24: Dobbs Lecture with Dr. David Miller (FREE)

The 2020 Dobbs Lecture will feature Dr. David Miller, Director of the Princeton University Faith & Works Initiative. Dr. Miller spent the first 16 years of his career in senior executive international business positions before entering academia. His book God at Work: The History and Promise of the Faith at Work Movement challenges business academics and executives, as well as theologians and clergy, to think differently about ethics, faith, and work.

April 24-25: Certificate Program Seminar – Christian Ethics (in Houston)

This 2-day seminar is open to anyone, but with priority given to Certificate Program students. More information will be coming soon.

May 22-23: Certificate Program Scripture Seminar – Galatians

This 2-day seminar is open to anyone, but with priority given to Certificate Program students. More information will be coming soon.

June 14-17: Summer Intensive with N.T. Wright

In June 2020, join world-renowned exegete and theologian N.T. Wright at Baylor’s Truett Seminary for an intensive study of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Galatians. This in-depth, multi-day seminar will afford attendees a rare opportunity to listen to and learn from one whom Christianity Today describes as “the most prolific biblical scholar in a generation” and “the most important apologist for the faith since C.S. Lewis.” Registration for the Summer Intensive will open on February 3, 2020 at 10:00am.

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