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Seminary Extension reaches one-year record of 500 centers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–For the first time, Seminary Extension has 500 extension centers in operation in a given year. When the Tryon Evergreen Baptist Association’s Institute for Learning, Conroe, Texas, recently was certified, it became the record-setting 500th center.
The institute is directed by Dan Gilmore, associate director of missions. C.H. Murphy is director of missions for the association.
Ed Thiele, executive director of Seminary Extension, said, “It’s not surprising that the record-setting 500th center is in Texas. In recent years, Texas has consistently been one of the leaders in student enrollments and now has more than 60 centers.”
Extension centers, located in 46 states, Canada and Mexico, as well as overseas, offer ministry training in a classroom setting in easy reach of church leaders who cannot get away to a college or seminary. Teachers have a master’s degree and church leadership experience.
Seminary Extension courses also are available by correspondence from the ministry’s offices at 901 Commerce St., Nashville, TN 37203.

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