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 $100,000 "The Great Commission" Sculpture Reserved Market Student Commons $75,000 Discipleship Hall Reserved (2) Instructional Classrooms $50,000 Hebrews 10:24-25 Gathering Gallery $50,000 Belfry $50,000 Gable $50,000 Great Commission Suite $40,000 School of Business Suite Reserved Innovation Learning Lab $35,000 Dean's Office $25,000 Plaza $25,000 Lobby $25,000 Great Commission Director's Office $25,000 Career Development Director's Office $25,000 (6) Faculty Offices $15,000 Student Conference Room Reserved (3) Group Study Rooms Reserved Advisor's Office $10,000 The Apostles Portrait Gallery $10,000 Conference Room Reserved Prayer Room Reserved (2) Student Study Rooms $5,000 Faculty Resource Room Reserved Ministry Resource Room Reserved Career Development Laboratory Reserved Career Development Interview Room Reserved Ministry Closet Reserved Supply Pantry $5,000 Entries (4) $5,000 Study Niches (2) $5,000 Garden Benches (4) $3,500 Plaza Benches (4) $3,500 Study Alcove (2) $3,000 Great Hall Technology Room $2,500 Great Hall Storage Room $2,500 Great Hall Kitchen Reserved Hall of Honor (Donor Recognition) $1,000-$2,000