The primary mission of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Texas Baptist College is to glorify God by providing theological education for individuals engaging in Christian service, assisting Southern Baptist Convention churches by biblically educating and equipping Christian men and women for ministry which encourages the priority of the Great Commandment and the fulfillment the Great Commission.
Through theological education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Texas Baptist College will seek to equip servants for the church to influence Texas, the region, the nation, and the world for the cause of Christ and the Kingdom of God.
In keeping with their heritage as a Great Commandment and Great Commission institution, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Texas Baptist College guide and equip students in living their calling, seeking to glorify God through Christ-centered education that encourages academic excellence and faithful ministry preparation.
Texas Baptist College students think biblically, reason truthfully, and share God’s Word effectively. At TBC, community is key to the way students are formed to be difference-makers in their world, with spiritual formation as the foundation. Prospective students and their parents can have complete confidence in the faculty who will be teaching them in the classroom and beyond. Our faculty are not only experts in their academic fields, but they also love, serve, and will lead their students to love the local church.
Wherever God calls, we'll help you get there.
You are called to obey the Great Commandment, and you are called to pursue the Great Commission. So we will encourage you to love God with all you are, and we will equip you to serve God wherever He calls. Whether you’re headed to ministry, the marketplace, or anywhere in between, we will help you find your calling.
From Our Dean:
“TBC students are extraordinary. Every class I teach I am amazed at our students’ thoughtfulness and intentionality. They are hardworking but playful in the right ways, so that they can be serious in right ways.”
Dean of Texas Baptist College
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and our online seminary classes.
The seminary is also accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1103, Telephone: 412.788.6505). Comprehensive information on Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s ATS designations can be accessed through the ATS list of member schools.
The School of Church Music and Worship is an accredited member institution of the National Association of Schools of Music.
Each of these accrediting bodies stands ready to respond to accreditation related issues. All other inquiries about Southwestern should be directed to the seminary at 817.923.1921.
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