Distinctively Christian, Distinctively TBS

Temple Baptist Seminary upholds the following distinctives:

Theological Distinctives

  • Deep commitment to the principle that the Scriptures, as given in the original autographs, are the infallible, inerrant, verbally inspired, and authoritative Word of God.
  • Adherence to the biblical, historical, and fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith.
  • Agreement with Baptist distinctives as affirmed in the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
  • Complete accordance with the grammatical-historical method of interpretation of Scripture and with the premillennial perspective.

Academic Distinctives

  • A faculty with diverse academic backgrounds.
  • A faculty-student ratio that assures personal attention.
  • A quality graduate-level training at an affordable cost.
  • A curriculum designed to meet the needs of secular college graduates, as well as allow for a fast track for Bible college or Christian university graduates.
  • A plan of electives in conjunction with the standard seminary courses that allow the student to pursue his or her own vocational ministerial objectives.
  • An instructional philosophy characterized by biblical integration.

Ministerial Distinctives

  • A balanced blend of practical ministerial experience with academic excellence.
  • A ministerial internship program in coordination with significant local ministries.
  • An active role in the extensive ministries of the local church.
  • An emphasis on evangelism and missions.

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