Greetings and welcome to ITS first news letter,

The seminary is setting up an alumni program and all that attended our seminary makes up the body. We began this journey in 1988 as an extension of Conroe College, Conroe, Texas. The name of the extension was “The Lufkin Area Extension School of Conroe College”. We later renamed the school upon obtaining a 501c3 to Mt Beulah Institute and Seminary. Shortly afterward we affiliated with Central Christian University, Blythville, Arkansas. We remain affiliated with Central Christian for several years and obtained free standing and was renamed “International Theological Seminary (ITS)”. All requirements were met to operate in the State of Texas through the Department of Education, Austin, Texas, and accredited through “Transworld Accrediting Commission International”, Riverside, California. Information and details can be viewed from our web site: itsyourschool.org.

The purpose of this mail out is fourfold.

First, to seek your participation in the Alumni program. You may send us your acceptance by e-mail at itsyourschool.org or drcharleswalls@outlook.com, or mail a note to us at ITS, 217 South Warren Street, Lufkin, Texas 75901, Attn: Dr. walls or make a call to Dr. Walls at 903/316-8914 cell or 936/829-4630 home.

Secondly, to inform you of the events and activities of the seminary per Spring and Fall semesters. See the schedule of events below.

Thirdly, to seek your financial support of the seminary. Our only source of finances are by way of Christians only. Your financial support will help us manage to meet the financial obligations of the seminary

Fourthly, to seek your insight and input on ways we can make the seminary more visible and accessible. We would love to have you visit the seminary at any time. Our operating hours are 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights. We also welcome you to attend our board meeting and set up an Alumni meeting for your insight and input.

The Spring Semester calendar of events and activities

January 15, 2018 – May 18, 2018 Spring semester. Classes begins January 15, 2018. Graduate classes will begin at 5:30 PM and Undergraduate classes will begin at 6:30 PM. Registration begins January 12, 2018 at 6:00 PM. Late registration will be from January 15, 2018 to January 26, 2018.

Orientation will be January 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM for all students and workers. Free clergy class available on Tuesday nights following the second Sunday of every month, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Chapel will be every Thursday night beginning the first Thursday evening at 6:30 – 7:30 PM in February. Graduate Degree program courses: CED 61004 Educational Psychology, CED 62004 Understanding the Family Unit, and CED 65004 Theses.

The undergraduate program classes: BI 10203 New Testament History, HO 40303 Public Speaking, BM 40403 Preaching Skills, MU 20203 Music, RS 10103 Keys to Biblical Interpretation, BI 10103 New Testament History

Our home study undergraduate program classes: DT 30103 Bancroft: Elemental Theology, MI 40203 Overcoming Barriers to Witnessing , BI 20503 Biblical Covenants, DT 40203 Baptist History.

We have also made the seminary mobile and have classes in Jacksonville, Texas on Saturdays. Courses offered are: BI 31203 The Tabernacle of Moses, MI 40803 The Ten Commandments, DT 40203 The History of Baptist, BM 40403 Preaching Skills.

Tuition and fees may be obtained from the Dean, Dr. Walls. Students needing financial assistance may apply for tuition assistance and if approved will have their tuition reduced. Christians from all denominations, ethnicity, and gender are welcomed to attend our seminary.

Please contact us to find out the date and time of our next board meeting. We have one graduation a year in the month of May. Each semester will end with a semester closing program. One of the fund drives for the seminary is held at Greater New Zion Baptist Church, 922 Crockett St., Jacksonville, Texas the third Sunday in May at 3:00 PM. You are invited to attend and or support this effort.

We would love your promotional support by letting other Christians know of us and to encourage them to join us in study. Share the information in this mail out.

Please feel free to seek information by contacting our Interim President, Pastor Chester Menefee, 936/239-5142, or Dean, Dr. Walls at the number(s) shown above.

Thanking you in advance for your response,

Dr. Charles Walls, Dean

Rev. Chester Menefee, Interim President

Dr. Darrell DeGraw, Chairman of Alumni

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