George M. Hillman

Dr. George M Hillman Jr. serves as the Vice President for Education and Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary. He oversees all Seminary activities related to academics and student life. This includes overseeing the extension campuses (Austin, Atlanta, Guatemala, Houston, San Antonio, Washington, D.C.), teaching locations in NW Arkansas and College Station, an extension initiative in Ft. Worth, and Online Education (English, Chinese, and Spanish), admissions, registrar, financial aid, academic advising, Spiritual Formation and Ministry Formation programs, student government, student counseling services, and student activities. Prior to stepping into the role of Vice President in 2017, George served as the Chair of the Educational Ministries and Leadership Department at DTS. He oversaw the MA in Christian Education and the MA in Christian Leadership degree programs. He is also the former Director of Internships at DTS.

George came to DTS in 2002 with years of pastoral experience in churches and parachurch organizations in Texas and Georgia. Nationally known in theological field education, he has been active in the leadership of both the Association of Theological Field Education (former member of the National Steering Committee) and the Evangelical Association of Theological Field Educators (former two-time national co-chair). In his role as Vice President for Education DTS, George has become active in the Association of Christians in Student Develop (ACSD), the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and the National Association of International Educators (NASFA) . He is the author or co-author of six books on theological field education, church educational ministry, pastoral leadership, and several journal articles on similar topics.

George has a BS in Sociology from Texas A&M University, an MDiv and PhD in Education Administration from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. George has a passion for education, spiritual formation, and leadership development.

George is active in leadership at Frisco Bible Church. He is a rabid college football fan and loves good barbeque. He has been married to his wife Jana since 1990, and they have one grown daughter who is pursuing a career in the arts. They live in Frisco, Texas.

George M. Hillman’s Journal Articles

  • “Partnering for Formation in Ministry: A Descriptive Survey of On-Site Field Education Mentoring.” Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry (29). 2009.
  • “Finding the Right Fit: Profiles of Ministry Stage II at Dallas Theological Seminary.” Colloquy (17:1). 2008. 32-34.
  • “Leadership Practices of Non-Traditional Seminary Students.” Journal of Research on Christian Education (17:1). 2008. 54-80.
  • “Finding the Right Fit.” Colloquy (17:1). 2008. 32-34.
  • “Changing Face of Seminarians.” Ministry Mentor 2007.
  • “Leadership Practices and Current Ministry Experiences of Master’s Level Seminary Students.” Christian Higher Education (5:2). 2006. 141-160.
  • “From Passive to Active.” Ministry Mentor 2006.
  • “Two Faces of Courageous Love.” Ministry Mentor 2006.
  • “Blazing Your Own Trail.” Ministry Mentor 2005.

George M. Hillman’s Contributions

Safe and Sound

Dr. George Hillman, vice president of Education, begins the summer chapel series with an encouraging reminder…
May 19, 2021

New Faculty at DTS

Dr. George Hillman, VP of Education, introduces the campus to some of the new EML faculty…
April 23, 2021

Jesus Changes Everything

Dr. George Hillman, vice president of Education, reinforces the distinct role of Jesus and how he…
September 24, 2020
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Book Excerpt: Smart Church Finances

Stewardship and Joy In the parable of the talents (Matt 25:14–30), Jesus illustrated some clear business…
May 15, 2020
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Only Jesus is Worthy

Dr. George Hillman, vice president of Student Life, declares the true worth and value of Jesus…
November 8, 2019
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Hope Has a Name

Dr. George Hillman, vice president of Student Life, shares a message of hope from the Psalms,…
May 1, 2019
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The Blessed Life

Dr. George Hillman, vice president of Student Life at DTS, speaks about the blessed life of…
June 20, 2018
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Cultural Engagement Chapel: Social Media

Dr. Darrell Bock interacts with Dr. George Hillman, VP of Student Services, John Dyer, executive director…
February 13, 2018

Saturated in God's Word

Dr. George Hillman, VP of Student Life, talks to the students about the lessons that can…
December 1, 2017
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Unity in Diversity

Dr. George Hillman, Dept. Chair and Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership at DTS, through recounting…
April 14, 2016
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Using Your Giftedness in Difficult Work Situations

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. George Hillman, and Bill Hendricks discuss giftedness, focusing on…
June 16, 2015
Dr. Bock and guests recording The Table podcast

Discovering Your Giftedness

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. George Hillman, and Bill Hendricks discuss giftedness, focusing on…
June 9, 2015

Panel Discussion On Children At Risk

The Educational Ministries and Leadership Department of DTS hosts a panel discussion on ministering to children…
February 27, 2015

A Tool of the Devil

Dr. George Hillman, Chair of Educational Ministries and Leadership and Associate Professor of Educational Ministries and…
May 28, 2014

Organic Mentoring

George Hillman, the Chair and Associate Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership at Dallas Seminary, interviews…
March 27, 2014

Am I Called?

Dave Harvey
Crossway

The Choice Is Yours

Dr. George Hillman, Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation and Leadership and Director of Servant Leadership Internships…
July 17, 2013

Mistakes Leaders Make

Dave Kraft
Crossway
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Who's In Charge Here?

Dr. George Hillman, Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation and Leadership, explains that it is a foolish…
July 27, 2011

The Minister’s MBA: Essential Business Tools for Maximum Ministry Success

George S. Babbes, Michael Zigarelli
B & H Publishing Group

How to Shepherd Others Well

George Hillman, assistant professor of Spiritual Formation and Leadership and Director of Servant Leadership Internships at…
March 24, 2009

Callings: Twenty Centuries of Christian Wisdom on Vocation

William C. Placher
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
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