Women

Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies


Listen to the Hobby 9 tell us about what the Texas Field Ministers Program would mean to them. This is only the beginning of a work of our Lord unlike the world has recently seen.

Who Will Train the Women?

One of the common questions we receive is, “Who will actually teach the women in the training portion of the Texas Field Ministers Program?”

The Texas Field Ministers Program provided by The Heart of Texas Foundation is not a volunteer-driven program. The Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies is an accredited degree requiring all professors who teach in the school to be hired by Scarborough College with all of their doctrinal and accreditation requirements. Accreditation requirements help elevate and protect the quality of education the women will acquire in the course of their studies. Women will teach women. This means that the women who teach as professors must have the academic credentials to teach in their given subject area. The Women’s Advisory Council represents the qualified women who will step into this most precious stewardship—the discipleship of the women who will serve as Texas Field Ministers.

  • Dr. Tracy Dyson visits with the Hobby 9. The Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies curriculum includes a course in Physical Science. Tracy brings not only her heart for the Lord and for people, but her unique expertise in the field of chemistry and science and field experience for this pioneering work—the historic Texas Field Ministers Program for Women.

Bible College Building at the Hobby Unit

The Heart of Texas Foundation looks forward to the day that when we drive up to the Hobby Unit and the women’s Bible College building for the Texas Field Ministers Program greets us warmly from the parking lot in the very front of the unit. We are working daily on the women’s program and the building.

What courses are in the curriculum?

The Heart of Texas Foundation is excited to provide the Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies to women with extremely long prison sentences in Texas.

Many will argue that so many women who will have the opportunity to leave prison should be allowed to enter the Texas Field Ministers Program. Our calling is to women with extremely long prison sentences who may never have the opportunity to live anywhere but prison.

The Texas Field Ministers Program begins for a woman with an extremely long prison sentence who applies and is accepted to begin as a student at the Scarborough College Hobby Prison Extension.

Curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies is accredited by two accrediting bodies: the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). SACS is the same accrediting body that accredits the degrees from all of our state colleges in Texas such as Texas A&M University, Baylor University, the University of Texas and many more.

If you would like to see the courses in the Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies with their course descriptions, please feel free to click on the word Download or on the picture below:

Part one of the two-part training to become a Texas Field Minister is to apply for
the Texas Field Ministers Program, then be accepted to pursue the
Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies.

The Donor Visits

“Seeing is believing.” There is no more powerful proof of that old expression than to go into a men’s maximum-security prison with us.  We often take new friends of our work into the prisons to visit our Field Ministers. We often take donors as well. And our visitors encounter experiences they never could have imagined. 

The Four Pillars

of a Field Minister

FAITH

  • The Field Minister lives out his faith with gentleness and consistency, and without hypocrisy—in full view of his peers. “For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 1:5-8, ESV)

INTEGRITY

  • The Field Minister maintains a visible, unashamed, humble, accountable, and incorruptible personal integrity in a place where inmate integrity is often defined by the dark network of the prison’s inmate culture. “Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.” (Titus 2:7-8, ESV)

PERSEVERANCE

  • The Field Minister does not quit; he perseveres with joyful patience and hope-filled endurance in the midst of harsh circumstances, threats, temptations, and intimidations. “Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” (Romans 5:3-5, ESV)

HEART

  • The Field Minister proactively offers his heart to those in the prison’s deepest places of need, where the most isolated, forlorn, and lost inmates live—an environment which is often hostile and threatening. “But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,” (1 Peter 3:14-15, ESV)

Field Minister Troup Foster shares what the Lord has done in his life, in part, because of the Texas Field Ministers Program. Troup is known for his heart to visit the men in restricted housing. He relentlessly shares the gospel of Jesus Christ and counsels men how to walk out of the gangs and into a new life with Jesus.