Truett Seminary

Waco | Houston | San Antonio

At Baylor's Truett Seminary, God-called men and women are equipped for gospel ministry in and alongside Christ's Church by the power of the Holy Spirit. Here, theological education is a sacred process of preparation and transformation for a Kingdom purpose. Truett students think theologically, practice ministry skills, cultivate community, and grow spiritually as they seek to know Christ and make him known.

Nov. 13, 2023
Collaboration and Contextual Engagement Provide Pathway for Expanding Work in Truett Seminary’s Program for the Future Church

Amid the changing landscape of ministry and congregational life, the Program for the Future Church (PFFC) at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary exists to bring together theologians, churches, and community leaders to create time and space for listening and imagining to create resources to support the future of the Church. Over the last year, the PFFC has prioritized collaboration and contextual engagement to transition the piloted initiatives launched during the first phase of its work into public-facing convenings, courses, and collaborative opportunities. “Our process prioritizes listening and partnership to develop research and resources that support local churches,” said Dustin Benac, ThD, director and co-founder of the PFFC. “After a year of listening and testing programs and initiatives, we were thrilled to transition to a more public phase.”

Nov. 9, 2023
The Time for Good Fruit: Getting to Know Dr. Jenny Matheny

Dr. Jennifer (Jenny) Matheny, associate professor of Christian Scriptures at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, joined the institution's faculty before the Fall semester of 2023. We recently sat down with her to learn more about her life and work before Truett, as well as her hopes for the program moving forward. 

Nov. 6, 2023
The Four Crosses of Truett Campus

Around George W. Truett’s Waco campus, four crosses remain a diverse collective, reminding our community of a shared faith: the Steeple Cross, the Clock Tower Cross, the Empty Cross, and the Rolf Cross. These four crosses, while different, collectively symbolize and bear witness to the cross of Christ and, more important still, to the Christ of the cross.

Oct. 20, 2023
Truett Seminary Names New Director of the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching, and Baylor University Receives a $1.25 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

WACO, Texas (October 23, 2023) - Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that Jared E. Alcántara, PhD, professor of preaching and the holder of the Paul W. Powell Endowed Chair in Preaching at Truett, has been appointed as the director of the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching, and Baylor University has been awarded a grant of $1.25 million from the Lilly Endowment Inc. to support Truett Seminary’s initiative focused upon minoritized preaching for the good and growth of the Church.