Distinctives

The School of Christian Studies provides a unique co-vocational ministry undergraduate and the first five-year bachelor's to master of divinity programs at a Texas Baptist school, along with other accelerated bachelor's to master's programs.
All students in the School of Christian Studies learn to be critically informed, culturally engaged, and globally-minded kingdom servants through the mentoring of Christ-centered and student-focused faculty.
 Student worship

Christ-centered

Our faculty and students are committed Christ followers who will challenge you to deepen your knowledge of and faith in Jesus Christ, through biblical study, theological reflection, and application in ministry.

Student Focused

In community, our faculty will mentor you and help you identify and develop your gifts and clarify your understanding of God’s call as you prepare yourself for a lifetime of service.

 Theta Alpha Kappa students
 WBU Kenya student

Critically Informed

You will develop lifelong skills of reflection and critical thinking as you learn to read the biblical texts, articulate Christian doctrine, and apply these in redemptive ways in the world around you.

Globally Minded

You will deepen your appreciation of cultural diversity and God’s mission to the world and have the opportunities to serve internationally through the Wayland Missions Center.

 Israel mission trip
 Student in Dominican Republic

Culturally Engaged

Our faculty will challenge you to engage the world in relevant ways as an image bearer of God and a Christian agent of reconciliation and hope for other humans, your society, and the whole of creation.

Kingdom Service

Through the development of ministry skills and spiritual practices, you will learn to better reflect Jesus’ servant nature and work toward the furtherance of God’s kingdom in the world.

 Serving in Dominican Republic

The School of Christian Studies seeks a holistic approach to ministerial training, preparing the head (knowledge), the heart (devotion), and the hands (service). This holistic approach begins with a common core for all majors.

  • Introduction to Ministry
  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Christian Theology
  • Spiritual Formation or Christian Spirituality
  • Principles of Biblical Teaching or Preaching
  • Practicum