TBS aims to compliment the educational aspects of the institution with additional elements that can help provide wholesome experiences that are nurturing, provisional in keeping with the size and style of TBS, and safe. Although the TBS campus model offers no standard residential student life components, the seminary does provide beneficial student services through the Student Services Coordinator and other staff under the direction of the Provost.
Please know that you are an answer to prayer, and we are here to assist you during this season of ministry and vocational preparation. Student Services strives to enhance and support your educational experiences by offering services and opportunities that will encourage spiritual and intellectual development. These services include the following:
Key administrative services offered to TBS students includes assistance exploring educational opportunities, applying, enrolling, registering for classes, paying tuition and fees, finding and accessing classroom locations, classroom support while on campus, course materials and resources support (including Logos Bible Software and RightNow Media), and digitally accessing and navigating the TBS web site and Student Web Portal. Additional services may include:
Student Government Association (SGA) - provides organization and leadership for the Student Body at large in order to promote the best possible communication, understanding, and cooperation among administration, faculty, and Student Body as they uphold the biblically-based educational philosophy of the seminary.
SGA Officers, 2019-20
Students wishing to form additional clubs or organizations should schedule a meeting with the Provost, followed by a written request. Examples of clubs include the Foreign Languages Club or the Biblical Archaeology Club.
TBS does not currently provide any institutional student health services or institutional access to student health insurance services.
Churches and Ministries
All TBS graduate students are required to engage in approximately 5 hours of ministry per week to help parallel experiential, practical ministry interactions in conjunction with their educational journey. Many students are already employed in vocational ministry positions in churches or para-church settings, while others volunteer in various ministry positions. Many students also supplement these experiences with cross-cultural ministry trips, study trips, and various service opportunities. In any given year, actively enrolled TBS students minister directly to thousands of people regionally and worldwide, and tens of thousands indirectly. Students who need assistance finding opportunities should speak with the Provost. Volunteer and some paid opportunities may also be available at TBS, and notification of these opportunities are typically made known whenever they are available. Again, interested students should contact the Provost for more information.
Great Southwest Prayer Center - Some students regularly volunteer to serve as part the ministries of the Great Southwest Prayer Center. For more information about volunteering prayer and worship services through Audience of One (live prayer and worship sets in the prayer center), The Moravian Room (24-7 prayer lobby), Jordan’s Crossing Room (private prayer room), The Call Room (telephone prayer bank), call 281-647-7729 (PRAY), or email info@TheGreatSoutwestPrayerCenter.org.
The Katy Church - an informal group of pastors and ministry leaders in the Katy/West Houston area that gather together for various activities throughout the year.
For contact information for regional churches and para-church ministries, click on the “Ministry Directory” link at TheKatyChurch.org.
For more information about various opportunities and resources available in the Houston regional areas, visit the following links:
TBS provides career counseling and vocational services under the direction of the Provost. Students are encouraged to work with the Provost and others to explore vocational options and pursue specific paths during their educational journey and may continue to receive information and assistance as alumni.