Working together to equip God-called men and women for the work of the ministry.


Southwestern and TBC ministry partners are a group of friends and donors who make a positive impact in the lives of God-called men and women who are engaging in Christian ministry.

Through their stewardship, prayers, and financial support, friends, alumni, churches, and business partners make it possible to provide a world-class theological education that equips students in their response to God’s call on their lives.

Below you will find several partnership opportunities that directly support our students and mission.

Southwestern Fund: Contributions to this fund provide essential funding for training God-called men and women who are engaging in Christian ministry. The Southwestern Fund provides support for the overall mission of the school by funding strategic investments that improve and enhance the student experience. For example, gifts to this fund help underwrite campus technology essential to online courses, the campus medical clinic, police department, library, and other student services. Every dollar given to the Southwestern Fund is a dollar towards a student’s overall education cost that, in turn, helps minimize student indebtedness by addressing areas of greatest need that would otherwise be met with an increase in tuition.

Student Emergency Assistance Fund: Contributions to this fund provide support for students adversely affected by crisis or emergency. The Student Emergency Assistance Fund provides financial assistance for rent, medical bills, educational costs, groceries, and other emergency needs.

Scholarships: Contributions to scholarships help alleviate a student’s financial burden while attending seminary or college, which helps minimize student indebtedness. The importance of minimizing and potentially eliminating debt incurrence for students cannot be overstated. This is particularly true for missionaries whose appointment interview includes an assessment of the candidate’s financial situation. Moreover, scholarships provide students with the opportunity to take additional courses each semester by reducing the demands of employment while attending seminary or college.

Endowment: Endowment contributions provide ongoing funding for essential Southwestern Seminary and Texas Baptist College efforts. Opportunities for endowing academic programs, scholarships, academic chairs, and even the operating and maintenance needs of campus facilities are available. Contact a member of our Institutional Advancement to discuss opportunities to make a legacy gift in honor of a loved one.

Capital: Contributions to capital efforts on campus cover expenses in the design, construction and annual operation of educational facilities, including student housing. Contact a member of our Institutional Advancement team to discuss current funding opportunities.

I and my family and church family have been profoundly thankful for the generosity and vision of those who make these scholarships possible. These gifts magnify the Lord’s faithfulness, bringing immeasurable honor to Christ’s name.

Tamra Hernandez
MDiv, Dec. 2002, PhD, May 2014