Purpose and Introduction

The purpose of the Jack D. Terry School of Educational Ministries is to provide graduate biblical education to God-called Great Commission ministers who teach, lead, disciple, and biblically counsel with excellence. The degrees and courses offered through the Terry School reflect a commitment to the educational priorities of teaching excellence, competency-shaped curriculum, local church partnerships, global focus, and life-transforming education.

Colossians 2:6–10 states our goals for our students and for those they teach, lead, disciple, and counsel. “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.”