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Graduate Catalogs

These are the Truett-McConnell College Graduate Catalogs for the academic years 2014 - 2015. Online information about courses, majors, and minors is up to date. Information in PDF documents is current as of the date provided on the publication. All requirements should be verified with the appropriate college office. The information in online catalogs and other college publications or announcements is subject to change without notice.

Graduate Catalogs:

2015 - 2016 TMC Graduate Catalog

2014 - 2015 TMC Graduate Catalog 




Online Application Options

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Option 1: Fill out the FREE ONLINE APPLICATION

Option 2: DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE APPLICTION FORM or request a paper copy by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fill out the form completely and return to:

Truett-McConnell College
Attn: Office of Online Admissions
100 Alumni Drive
Cleveland, GA 30528

Truett-McConnell College Director of Church Relations, Dr. David Drake


The Church Relations position: 

The Church Relations position at Truett-McConnell College has one priority in mind, to be a ‘Barnabas’ (an encourager) in the lives of pastors and those in vocational Christian ministry. Acts 11 reveals the account of the sending of Barnabas to Antioch by the church leaders in Jerusalem.  Verse 23 states: “And when he had come and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with resolute heart to remain true to the Lord.”

      It is our goal to build relationships for the purpose of:

  • Affirming God’s call to ministry through personal encounters.
  • Being open to his presence through praying for one another.
  • Committing our ways to Him and trusting Him daily to empower us with His Spirit.
  • Delighting ourselves in the Lord, resting in Him and waiting patiently as His will unfolds in our lives.
  • Dr. Emir Caner, President of Truett-McConnell College states that “Our churches do not exist to serve Truett-McConnell College but Truett-McConnell College exists to serve our churches.” It is to that end and for that purpose that the Director of Church Relations is to faithfully engage pastors and those in vocational ministry, building lasting relationships and encouraging them along their ministry pathway. 

Bio of Dr. David Drake, Director of Church Relations

Dr. David Drake came on staff with Truett-McConnell College in July, 2015. In his position, his ministry is to focus on building relationships with pastors, churches and associations throughout the Georgia Baptist family. In the attempt to serve over 3,600 Georgia Baptist Churches in Georgia, the task of the Director of Church Relations will first and foremost be “To be a Barnabas,” an encourager.

Dr. Drake is a graduate from the Criswell College in Dallas, Texas (1978), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas (1981), and Luther Rice Seminary in Atlanta, Ga. (1989).  He has pastored for over 30 years in churches in Texas, Florida and Georgia.

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 Words from Dr. Drake:

“Ministry in today’s culture can be a great challenge for anyone.  As unsettling as that may sound, the rewards and encouragement received through a ministry to others is invaluable. Seeing lives change is worth more than any difficulty we may face. Peaks and valleys seem too often to be the theme song of today’s pastoral ministry.  Life and it's various issues whether in ministry or not was never meant to be perfect, just lived! Trust me, the apostle Paul tells us in Philippians 1:29: ‘For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in him but also to suffer for His sake.’ Though your steps may take you into some precarious times and places, be assured the Lord is with you.”

“As I see the Church Relations position playing out, it is 'boots on the ground' engaging pastors and churches on the front lines of their lives and ministries.  It is iron sharpening iron, connecting with them in love. The Lord Jesus said: ‘By this shall all men know you are my disciples if you have love for one another.’ What is the old adage? ‘People don’t care that you know until they know that you care!’ Pastors, all over Georgia and perhaps the Southeast, from the Church Relations office of TMC will know that we care as we come to them as an encourager.”


Feel free to contact Dr. David Drake in the office of Church Relations at Truett-McConnell College if we can assist you in any way.

Our direct number is 706-865-2134 Ext 245 or you can email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are planning to come to North Georgia, please be our guest on campus.


There are many books published every year dealing with the reality of the down, defeated and discouraged pastor.

  • Your Pastor is an Endangered Species by H.B. London
  • Leading on Empty by Wayne Corderio
  • Letters to a Devastated Christian by Gene Edwards
  • A Tale of Three Kings: A Study in Brokenness by Gene Edwards
  • Crucified by Christians by Gene Edwards
  • Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges
  • The Peacemaking Pastor: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Church Conflict by Alfred Poirier
  • The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict  by Ken Sande
  • Pastoral Leadership is…How to Shepherd God's People with Passion and Confidence by Dave Earley
  • The Pastor in Prayer by Charles Spurgeon


More info coming November 1st 2015.


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