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Truett at Lanier!

By George Gaston, PhD
Director for Truett in Houston

Decades ago, as I completed undergraduate studies at Baylor University, I heard words of wisdom: “God’s calling to serve is a call to prepare.”  Receiving those words and sensing a growing but undefined calling to Christian ministry, I enrolled in a theological seminary to pursue a degree.

My life’s journey has been dramatically shaped and motivated by seminary education.  The scripture-centered teaching of well-prepared, spiritually rich professors, the caring friendship of students sharing the preparation journey, and the written witness of saints across the centuries, brought me into a profound awareness and preparation for God’s calling in life.

I believe deeply in theological education!  As a result, I’m a pastor and theological educator whose life is being spent preparing persons for God’s calling upon their lives.

Did you know there is a fully accredited theological seminary conducting graduate level courses throughout the year at Lanier Theological Library?  The seminary is Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, anchored in Waco, Texas.

Currently, classes are offered at Lanier in the afternoons and evenings on Mondays during fall and spring semesters, with Tuesday and Thursday evening classes provided at Tallowood Baptist Church.  As the seminary continues to grow in Houston, and the awesome Lanier Learning Center is completed, additional classes will be conducted at Lanier.  I don’t think there is a more beautiful, conducive place in Houston for studying and contemplating the truth of God!

Truett’s presence at Lanier is a partnership between institutions with highly compatible ministries. They seek to serve persons in the Houston metropolitan area and southeast Texas who are embracing a calling from God to provide excellence in Christian ministry and to live life as deeply committed, well informed Christians.

Truett Seminary is rooted in the heritage of traditional, biblically focused, evangelical Baptists, but embraces the breadth of God’s Kingdom and reaches beyond the sphere of Baptists to prepare persons for ministry.  Most recently, for instance, the seminary began providing classes for Methodist ministry students through establishing The Wesley House of Studies. A strong inclusive spirit exists among the students of Truett, nurtured through men and women from different generations, ethnicities, nationalities and races, as well as a variety of denominational persuasions.

 My role as Director for the Houston campus of Truett Seminary is a privilege. Perhaps you will find God leading you to study with us. You’ll love being part of Truett!