机构的身份

特鲁特麦康奈尔大学 is a private Christian liberal arts and sciences university, offering baccalaureate and master’s 学位s, operated under the auspices of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board and controlled by a Board of Trustees elected by the Convention.

使命宣言

The mission of TMU is to equip students with the Truth, through a Biblically-centered education, 来完成大使命.

核心价值观

圣经的充分性

TMU Values Scripture as its Centerpiece.

TMU values Scripture as its centerpiece (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Article 1 of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000). TMU emphasizes a Biblically-centered education because of its affirmation of 圣经的充分性, the belief that the Bible is the only inspired, 绝无错误的, inerrant Word of God necessary to know God and understand His plan for mankind (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

个人的转换

TMU Values Discovering and Fulfilling God’s Call in One’s Life.

TMU values discovering and fulfilling God’s call in one’s life (Ephesians 4:1; Articles 3 and 4 of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000). TMU believes that God has a unique and specific call for each person (Eph. 4:1). Being made alive because of His great love for us (Eph. 2:4), believers are subsequently commanded to live for Christ and to serve others through talents and gifts God bestows upon us.

真实的关系

TMU Values Relationships Based on Christ’s Unconditional Love.

TMU values relationships based on Christ’s unconditional love. (Ephesians 4:2; Articles 3 and 14 of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000). TMU recognizes that authentic relationships will flow from living out a 基督教的世界观 (菲尔. 2:5). 一个真正的 基督教的世界观 will exemplify Paul’s admonition to walk “with all humility and gentleness, 耐心, showing tolerance for one another in love” (Eph. 4:2).

宣教社群

TMU Values Equipping Believers to Fulfill the 大使命.

TMU values equipping believers 来完成大使命 (Matthew 28:18-20; Articles 4, 5, 6 and 11 of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000). TMU acknowledges that salvation is found only in the person and work of Jesus Christ (John 14:6). Knowing that God loves the world (John 3:16) and desires all men to be saved (1 Timothy 2:4), TMU strives to equip students to fulfill the 大使命 (马太福音28:18-20).

家庭

TMU Values a Biblical Model of 家庭.

TMU values a Biblical model of family (Genesis 2:24; Ephesians 5:21-6:4; and Article 18 of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000). 家庭 is the foundational institution of society. Ordained by God, family is composed of persons related through marriage, blood, adoption. Marriage is a covenant relationship between one man and one woman in a lifetime commitment (Gen. 2:24). TMU will maintain a family friendly environment by creating an atmosphere where families are welcome and where biblical families are modeled (Eph. 5:21-6:4). TMU views all staff and students, united through Christ, as family (Eph. 2:19).

历史

Since the school’s founding in 1946, 特鲁特麦康奈尔大学 has been an institution rich in a history of God’s provision and dedication to provide students with a Biblically-centered education.

In 1887, Fernando McConnell and his cousin George W. Truett established a private Christian academy in Hiawassee, Georgia to educate “mountain preachers.” Changing economic conditions forced the closing of the school. 然而, McConnell and Truett each went on to make major contributions in Southern Baptist life and in the world for the cause of Christ. When the Georgia Baptist Convention saw the need for a Baptist College in North Georgia, 他们选择了克利夫兰. 今天, TMU stands on more than 200 acres in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northeast Georgia.

Because of the school’s distance from Southern Baptist seminaries, Truett McConnell’s original intent included training for pastoral ministry. 虽然焦点是一样的, the liberal arts university now offers 40+ undergraduate programs of study, thus equipping graduates for religious and marketplace career paths that include: 基督教的研究, 音乐, 护理, 音乐教育运动科学工商管理, 刑事司法, 历史, 人文学科, 心理学, 生物学, 教育, 英语, 全球研究 和更多的. In 2014, we were granted accreditation to begin our first graduates 学位 program, 现在, TMU has 8 graduate 学位 programs to choose from in the areas of: 基督教的研究, 工商管理, 全球研究, 神性, 咨询.

Initially accredited in 1966 to confer two-year 学位s, the Southern Association of 学院和学校 Commission on Colleges approved the college to offer four-year 学位s in 2002. In December 2013, SACSCOC approved Truett McConnell to offer its first master’s program with the 神学文学硕士 学位.

The university’s enrollment history reveals growth spurts and declines. 然而,在2008年,受托人任命 Dr. 哈马德•本•哈利法•阿勒萨尼癌症 作为总统. 自从他到来, the enrollment of about 450 has rocketed consistently upward in double-digit percentage growth.

Truett McConnell continues to expand to meet the needs of a growing student body and to equip each generation to meet the challenges of presuming their calling in the real world.