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 academic affairs and student life. Before stepping into this role, Dr. Hillman served as Vice President for Student Life and Chair of the Educational Ministries and Leadership department at DTS. As department chair, he oversaw the MA in Christian Education degree and the creation of the MA in Christian Leadership degree. He is also the former Director of Internships at DTS, where he developed the seminary’s ministry residency program.

Dr. Hillman came to DTS in 2002 with years of pastoral experience in churches and parachurch organizations in Texas and Georgia. He is the author or co-author of six books and several journal articles on theological field education, church educational ministry, and pastoral leadership.

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

He is a rabid college football fan and loves good barbeque. He and his wife have one grown daughter pursuing a career in the arts.

George M. Hillman’s Publication 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

Am I Called?

Dave Harvey

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
man standing at podium speaking at DTS Chapel

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

Leading Lives That Matter: What We Should Do and Who We Should Be

Mark R. Schwehn, Dorothy C. Bass, editors
Eerdmans Pub Co

Being True to Your Calling

Join us as Dr. George Hillman, assistant professor of spiritual formation and leadership, shares that God…
March 2, 2005

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