Purpose and Introduction

The purpose of the Jack D. Terry, Jr., School of Educational Ministries is to provide graduate, biblical education to God-called leaders who will fulfill the Great Commission by making and teaching disciples in local churches. Our graduates go out to teach others to know God’s Word, to live it out in the power of His Holy Spirit, and to lead others to know the Scriptures and to live accordingly.

Colossians 2:610 states our goals for our students and for those whom they lead and teach. “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.”