DBU and the Church

Wendell Wright

Thank you for your interest in the various ways that Dallas Baptist University partners with local churches. At DBU, we understand that in a very real sense, we are an extension of the local church of Jesus Christ. We hope that you will see DBU as the way your church can provide University education to those looking to further equip themselves for God's calling on their lives. DBU is Christ-centered, and our goal is to send out servant leaders who will transform the world. Our graduates serve in churches as pastors, staff members, deacons, and Sunday school teachers, among numerous other capacities. We also want to be a help to churches as they do their ministry. Below you will find ways to connect with us here on University Hill. Please reach out should you have any questions, and we would be happy to serve you.

Thank you!

Wendell Wright
Director of Church and Denominational Relations

Church Resources

Articles & Curriculum

The Graduate School of Ministry welcomes church staff and lay members to access resources created by DBU faculty to improve ministry in your local church.

Ministerial Fellowship Program

The Ministry Fellowship Program at Dallas Baptist University delivers comprehensive, accredited, and fully transferrable graduate classes to participants in church residency programs through courses in the Graduate School of Ministry.

Residents who complete the required courses will earn an Advanced Certificate from DBU in their respective field of ministry and may directly transfer courses into a master's degree.

DBU Church Match Scholarship

DBU is pleased to match designated Christian church gifts for DBU students, up to $3,500 per academic year per student.

DBU Student and Alumni Staff Search

We want to help your church as you are considering potential pastors and church staff ministers. Please complete the form linked above, and we will connect you with DBU students and alumni who may be potential candidates to serve on your team.

Request for a DBU Faculty and Staff Speaker

DBU has faculty and staff available to speak in your church. Please complete the form linked above, and we will be in touch with you about an appropriate speaker for your event.

D-Now Request

The DBU Ignite Ministry exists to serve churches in and around the greater Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex that would like assistance with Disciple Now weekends. Ignite teams are trained and dedicated groups of DBU students who have a heart for student ministry.

Undergraduate Programs, Graduate ProgramsDoctoral Programs

If God has called you to the ministry, we have programs to equip and prepare you to be the kind of minister and leader that our world needs today. From undergraduate to doctoral degrees, our programs provide a firm foundation for ministry, as well as an advanced curriculum to integrate biblical truth with practical insights for your calling.

For students with work experience who are at least 24 years of age, it is possible to receive academic credit.