IRVING, Texas (September 7, 2021)—B. H. Carroll Theological Institute has launched a new website which emphasizes the importance of the calling to ministry, the unique paths Carroll provides in theological education and the value of service to Christ’s kingdom.
Paid for by a generous grant of $70,000 from the CIOS Foundation, the charitable foundation of Shirley and Paul Piper Jr., the website also stresses Carroll’s affordability and accessibility, the achievability of its degrees, and its accreditation by the Association of Theological Schools and the Association of Biblical Higher Education.
“We wanted to emphasis the value Carroll is and how students can earn their degrees where they live, work, and serve. We have been and continue to be innovative in our approach to ensure we remain the most cost-effective of options in graduate-level theological education,” said Carroll Dr. President Gene Wilkes.
More importantly, Wilkes said, we wanted to tell the story of how “no two callings and no two paths to ministry are the same.”
“God calls all of us to service in his kingdom. He calls us all to prepare. He calls every church to consider how it can strengthen the health and the vibrancy of the church through theological education,” he added. “Our mission is to prepare those called to serve in the global and diverse ministries of Christ’s church.”
Featured on the new website are videos of Wilkes, who discusses the theme, “Your calling. Your path. His kingdom,” and Dr. Stephen Hatfield, founding governor and retiring pastor of First Baptist Lewisville, who speaks of Carroll’s four values—affordable, accessible, achievable, and accredited.
Dr. Karen Bullock, distinguished professor and director of the Ph.D. program, discusses the qualities and rigor of the doctoral program, and Dr. Gregory Tomlin, associate professor and Carroll Fellow for Faith and Heritage, discusses the role of the local church in theological education. Ricardo Brambila, a doctor of ministry student, discusses his progress in theological education even after a tornado destroyed his Dallas church. Dr. Shannon Wolf discusses the Carroll Counseling Program, and Dr. Adlin Cotto discusses master’s-level study. Several of the videos are also available in Spanish.
Caylor Solutions, which has produced websites for multiple colleges and universities, such as the University of Notre Dame and Loma Linda University, constructed the site. There will be continued improvements to the new site, including the addition of more material in Spanish as Carroll strengthens its Spanish-language options.