WE ARE CALLED TO TEACH
WE ARE CALLED TO GO
God continues to call more and more students to pursue Christ-centered education at ETBU. This enrollment growth necessitated the building of additional housing in recent years, and now additional educational space is needed to accommodate the new generation of ETBU Tigers. After prayer, discussion, and reflection, God etched a strategic vision on the heart of East Texas Baptist University to construct a center for academic learning, spiritual discipleship, business leadership, and career development. Called the Great Commission Center, the building will be the physical manifestation of ETBU’s core mission of developing Christian servant leaders and encouraging all believers to fulfill the Great Commission from Matthew 28:18-20. The Great Commission Center will also be home to one of ETBU’s largest academic programs, the Fred Hale School of Business. The new Hale School of Business building will serve as a training ground for ETBU graduates to pursue their career callings.
The marriage of the Business School with the Great Commission Program is not just a convenient way to house two departments. It is a recognition of the call of every Christian to make disciples as they go into the world with their God-given vocation, whether that be as an executive, entrepreneur, financial planner, teacher, nurse, physical therapist, coach, or minister.
- Naming Opportunities
Naming Opportunities Great Commission Center $2,000,000 First Floor Reserved Second Floor Reserved Third Floor $1,000,000 Psalm 37 Steps $250,000 Colonnade $250,000 Lecture Hall Reserved Great Hall $500,000 The Calling Garden Reserved Cupola Reserved "The Great Commission" Sculpture Reserved Market Student Commons Reserved Discipleship Hall Reserved (2) Instructional Classrooms Reserved Hebrews 10:24-25 Gathering Gallery Reserved Belfry Reserved Gable Reserved Great Commission Suite $40,000 School of Business Suite Reserved Innovation Learning Lab Reserved Dean's Office Reserved Plaza Reserved Lobby Reserved Great Commission Director's Office $25,000 Career Development Director's Office $25,000 Faculty Office $15,000 Student Conference Room Reserved (3) Group Study Rooms Reserved Advisor's Office Reserved The Apostles Portrait Gallery Reserved Conference Room Reserved Prayer Room Reserved Student Study Rooms Reserved Faculty Resource Room Reserved Ministry Resource Room Reserved Career Development Laboratory Reserved Career Development Interview Room Reserved Ministry Closet Reserved Supply Pantry Reserved Entries (4) Reserved Study Niches (2) Reserved Garden Benches Reserved Plaza Benches (3) Reserved Study Alcove Reserved Great Hall Technology Room Reserved Great Hall Storage Room Reserved Great Hall Kitchen Reserved Hall of Honor (Donor Recognition) $1,000-$2,000