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. 

Vision

How then will they call on him in whole they have not believed?
And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard?
And how are they to hear without someone preaching?
And how are they to preach unless they are sent?

Romans 10:14-15

Mission of The Heart of Texas Foundation:
We take the gospel of Jesus Christ into the darkest of places in our Texas prisons.

Vision of The Heart of Texas Foundation:
We provide the Texas Field Ministers Program as a service opportunity to long-term inmates in the Texas state prison system.

The Heart of Texas Foundation actively provides, as a no-cost service provider to TDCJ, the entire Texas Field Ministers Program and its ongoing development, integrity, and funding. 

The Texas Field Ministers Program includes two parts:
1.) training, 2.) service. 

1.) Training:
a.) Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies. The Heart of Texas Foundation and The Texas Department of Criminal Justice recognize the Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from the Scarborough College for Men at the Darrington Prison Unit and the Scarborough College for Women at the Hobby Prison Unit as the only degree qualifying the completion of the first step in becoming a Texas Field Minister. 

b.) Certification from The Heart of Texas Foundation Field Ministers Academy. As step two to becoming a Texas Field Minister in the Texas Field Ministers Program, inmate graduates from Scarborough College attend and must successfully complete the Texas Field Ministers Academy developed and hosted by The Heart of Texas Foundation in collaboration with The Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

2.) Service:
The Texas Field Minister job opportunity provides men and women who have extremely long prison sentences the opportunity to display a new way of life by faithfully handling responsibilities that flourishing people enjoy to the benefit of themselves and everyone around them, even in the midst of difficult circumstances.

 a.) Qualification:  Maintain a G1, G2, or G3 custody level status while serving his or her peers through community, crisis, counseling, and faith-based ministries.

b.) Appointment: Remaining in good standing with the Field Ministers Advisory Council.

The Heart of Texas Foundation makes a lifelong commitment to men and women who enter the Texas Field Ministers Program and successfully keep their jobs as Field Ministers.