GRACE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY

Our vision is to develop spiritual leaders who can teach others about the love of Christ, a love that cannot be earned and cannot be lost.

The Woodlands, TX   |  www.gsot.edu

Mission

Grace School of Theology is an evangelical Christian institution of higher learning and has as its purpose the offering of programs of study in an environment where academic excellence is emphasized and a biblically based perspective is maintained Grace is committed to enriching its students spiritually, intellectually, and professionally, and to preparing students to serve God in a global and culturally diverse society

Ruling year info

2002

President & Founder

Dr. David Anderson

Main address

3705 College Park Drive, Suite 140

The Woodlands, TX 77384 USA

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EIN

76-0690847

NTEE code info

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seminary-level training once meant uprooting your family and ministry to "go to school," going into substantial debt, and rearranging life to accommodate your studies. Not anymore. . . . Technology has totally reshaped our ability to teach, study, learn and connect – making it possible to share sound, doctrinal truth across cultures and in areas where strong biblical teaching is often not available. Harnessing that power, Grace School of Theology is developing spiritual leaders in every nation – right where they live and serve. Grace School of Theology offers accredited, biblically-based undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate degrees. Through its Grace Center for Spiritual Development, Grace is also leveraging its academic programs to provide non-credit spiritual development and discipleship to those not interested in a formal academic degree.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

International teaching site in Cuba

Grace is bringing the truth of God's Word and the message of His Grace to spiritual leaders in Cuba, training students where they live at a price they can afford.

Population(s) Served
Christians
Students

Grace is bringing the truth of God's Word and the message of His grace to spiritual leaders in Nepal, training students where they live at a price they can afford.

Population(s) Served
Students
Christians

Grace is bringing the truth of God's Word and the message of His grace to spiritual leaders around the world, training students where they live at a price they can afford.

Population(s) Served
Students

Modeled upon the World Headquarters location near Houston, this location opened in 2016 and serves a growing student population in this area. Thanks to the investment of our generous donors, student enrollment has grown over 350% in the past five years!

Population(s) Served
Students

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students registered for online courses

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Grace School of Theology has students in 40+ countries around the world -- making accredited, advanced theological education available around the world. Contact [email protected] for more metrics.

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of graduates (alumni) serving around the world

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

GSOT Alumni and students are serving in 40+ countries around the world.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Grace School of Theology is an evangelical Christian institution of higher learning and has as its purpose the offering of programs of study in an environment where academic excellence is emphasized, and a biblically-based perspective is maintained. Grace is committed to enriching its students spiritually, intellectually, and professionally, and to preparing students to serve God in a global and culturally diverse society.

Grace’s Board of Trustees’ financial support covers all of the schools administrative and fundraising costs … so that 100% of donor contributions goes toward programmatic impact.

Donor contributions help to underwrite Grace's tuition cost, allowing for domestic students to get seminary-level degrees at about 1/2 the average tuition cost other accredited seminaries ... and tuition for our students around the world is often provided for only a few US dollars per credit hour, making theological training attainable for many who never dreamed of being able to afford a seminary degree.

Over the past 20 years, Grace’s generous donors have supported the development of academic programs that are now internationally accredited by the two most prestigious theological accrediting agencies, and have funded a cloud-based, interactive instructional infrastructure that allows the school to reach and teach anyone with a typical Internet connection.

> 12 Academic programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level -- accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)

> entire degree programs offered in a growing number of languages: English, Spanish, Russian, Georgian, Kazakh, Nepali, Korean, Portuguese

> Grace School of Theology's student base now spans 40+ countries and is training and developing spiritual leaders with the academic credentials to train others for years to come, creating generations of Kingdom impact as they teach others about the love of Christ.

> Grace has 200+ alumni serving around the world and in several countries we now have home-grown "faculty." As our students earn their graduate academic credentials, some of them are now helping to translate course materials and teach at the undergraduate level ... and eventually the graduate level.

> Grace recently launched the Grace Center for Spiritual Development which is providing non-degree study options for lay church and ministry and marketplace leaders interested in theological studies, but not so much the academic degree. Many of these programs are available on-demand, online for free or a nominal cost allowing for theological studies by anyone, anytime, and anywhere.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GRACE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY

Board of directors
as of 04/01/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Scott McEwen

Dave Anderson

Grace School of Theology

Mark Albers

ExxonMobil

Glenn Darby

Retired

Timothy Dunn

CrownQuest Operating LLC

Scott McEwen

Samsung Total Petrochemicals

David Nichols

NICCO, Inc.

Dian Sustek

Robert Tebow

Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/27/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/01/2022

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.